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Acts 27:4

4 From there we put out to sea again and passed to the lee of Cyprus because the winds were against us.

Read Acts 27:4 Using Other Translations

And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.
And putting out to sea from there we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were against us.
Putting out to sea from there, we encountered strong headwinds that made it difficult to keep the ship on course, so we sailed north of Cyprus between the island and the mainland.

What does Acts 27:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 27:4

And when we had launched from thence
From Sidon:

we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary;
that is, they sailed below the island of Cyprus; of which see ( Acts 4:36 ) ( 13:4 ) whereas if the wind had been right for them, they would have sailed above the island; leaving it on the right hand, in a straight course to Myra; but now they were obliged to go below it, leaving it on the left hand, going in part about it, through the seas of Cilicia and Pamphylia to Lycia, as follows.

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