Acts 27:38

Overview - Acts 27
Paul shipping towards Rome,
10 foretells of the danger of the voyage,
11 but is not believed.
14 They are tossed to and fro with tempest;
41 and suffer shipwreck;
44 yet all come safe to land.
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Acts 27:38  (King James Version)
And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.

they lightened
Acts 27:18 Acts 27:19 ; Job 2:4 ; Jonah 1:5 ; Matthew 6:25 ; 16:26 Hebrews 12:1

The wheat
The Romans imported corn from Egypt, by way of Alexandria, to which this ship belonged; for a curious account of which see Bryant's treatise on the Euroclydon.