Acts 27:42

“And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the souldiers counsel was to kil the prisoners, lest any of them should swimme out, and escape.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners, so that none {of them} would swim away and escape;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any `of them' should swim out, and escape.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the armed men were for putting the prisoners to death, so that no one would get away by swimming.
- Basic English Bible

And [the] counsel of the soldiers was that they should kill the prisoners, lest any one should swim off and escape.
- Darby Bible

And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.
- Webster's Bible

Now the soldiers recommended that the prisoners should be killed, for fear some one of them might swim ashore and effect his escape.
- Weymouth Bible

The soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, so that none of them would swim out and escape.
- World English Bible

And counsel of the kniytis was, to sle men that weren in warde, lest ony schulde ascape, whanne he hadde swymmed out.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the soldiers' counsel was that they should kill the prisoners, lest any one having swam out should escape,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 27:42


27:42 The counsel - Cruel, unjust, ungrateful.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 27:42


Ac 27:42 The soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners. We have here an illustration of the extreme brutality of the rank and file of the Roman army. They would rather kill the prisoners than to run the risk of their escape.

Discussion for Acts 27:42

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