Acts 27:4

4 And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.

Acts 27:4 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Acts 27:4 In-Context

2 And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us.
3 And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself.
4 And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.
5 And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia.
6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein.