Acts 27:42

42 The soldiers planned to kill the prisoners to prevent any of them from swimming away and escaping.

Read Acts 27:42 Using Other Translations

And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.
The soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners, lest any should swim away and escape.
The soldiers wanted to kill the prisoners to make sure they didn’t swim ashore and escape.