Acts 27:32

“Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 27:32

Then the souldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the {ship's} boat and let it fall away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the armed men, cutting the cords of the boat, let her go.
- Basic English Bible

Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat and let her fall.
- Darby Bible

Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.
- Webster's Bible

Then the soldiers cut the ropes of the ship's boat and let her fall off.
- Weymouth Bible

Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat, and let it fall off.
- World English Bible

Thanne knyytis kittiden awei the cordis of the litil boot, and suffriden it to falle awei.
- Wycliffe Bible

then the soldiers did cut off the ropes of the boat, and suffered it to fall off.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 27:32

Wesley's Notes for Acts 27:32


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.

27:33 Ye continue fasting, having taken nothing - No regular meal, through a deep sense of their extreme danger. Let us not wonder then, if men who have a deep sense of their extreme danger of everlasting death, for a time forget even to eat their bread, or to attend to their worldly affairs. Much less let us censure that as madness, which may be the beginning of true wisdom.

27:34 This is for your preservation - That ye may be the better able to swim to shore.


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