Acts 27:29

“Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 27:29

Then fearing lest we should haue fallen vpon rockes, they cast foure ancres out of the sterne, and wished for the day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Fearing that we might run aground somewhere on the rocks, they cast four anchors from the stern and wished for daybreak.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And fearing lest haply we should be cast ashore on rocky ground, they let go four anchors from the stern, and wished for the day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then, fearing that by chance we might come on to the rocks, they let down four hooks from the back of the ship, and made prayers for the coming of day.
- Basic English Bible

and fearing lest we should be cast on rocky places, casting four anchors out of the stern, they wished that day were come.
- Darby Bible

Then fearing lest we should fall upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.
- Webster's Bible

Then for fear of possibly running on rocks, they threw out four anchors from the stern and waited impatiently for daylight.
- Weymouth Bible

Fearing that we would run aground on rocky ground, they let go four anchors from the stern, and wished for daylight.
- World English Bible

And thei dredden, lest we schulden haue fallun in to scharp placis; and fro the last parti of the schip thei senten foure ankeris, and desiriden that the dai hadde be come.
- Wycliffe Bible

and fearing lest on rough places we may fall, out of the stern having cast four anchors, they were wishing day to come.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 27:29

Wesley's Notes for Acts 27:29


27:27 The fourteenth night - Since they left Crete, #Acts 27:18|,19. In the Adriatic sea - So the ancients called all that part of the Mediterranean, which lay south of Italy.

27:30 The sailors were attempting to flee out of the ship - Supposing the boat would go more safely over the shallows.

27:31 Unless these mariners abide in the ship - Without them ye know not how to manage her, ye cannot be saved - He does not say we. That they would not have regarded. The soldiers were not careful for the lives of the prisoners: nor was Paul careful for his own. We may learn hence, to use the most proper means for security and success, even while we depend on Divine Providence, and wait for the accomplishment of God's own promise. He never designed any promise should encourage rational creatures to act in an irrational manner; or to remain inactive, when he has given them natural capacities of doing something, at least, for their own benefit. To expect the accomplishment of any promise, without exerting these, is at best vain and dangerous presumption, if all pretence of relying upon it be not profane hypocrisy.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 27:29


Ac 27:29 Fearing lest we should fall upon rocks. It was night, and they could hear the sound of the breakers. By day they might avoid the rocks. Hence they "cast anchor", and "wished for day". Cast four anchors. Because so many were needed to hold the ship.

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