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Acts 27:38

38 When they had eaten as much as they wanted, they lightened the ship by throwing the grain into the sea.

Read Acts 27:38 Using Other Translations

And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.
And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.
After eating, the crew lightened the ship further by throwing the cargo of wheat overboard.

What does Acts 27:38 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 27:38

And when they had eaten enough
] Were satisfied, having eaten a full meal:

they lightened the ship;
of its burden, that it might the better carry them to the shore, and that by the following method:

and cast out the wheat into the sea;
which seems to have been part of the ship's provision; or one part of their lading, which they brought from Egypt, and were carrying to Italy: they had cast out some of the goods of the ship before, and also the tackling of the ship, and now, last of all, the wheat; for what was eatable they reserved till last, not knowing to what extremity they might be reduced.

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