Acts 27:9

“Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 27:9

Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the Fast was now alreadie past, Paul admonished them,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When considerable time had passed and the voyage was now dangerous, since even the fast was already over, Paul {began} to admonish them,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when much time was spent, and the voyage was now dangerous, because the Fast was now already gone by, Paul admonished them,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And as a long time had gone by, and the journey was now full of danger, because it was late in the year, Paul put the position before them,
- Basic English Bible

And much time having now been spent, and navigation being already dangerous, because the fast also was already past, Paul counselled them,
- Darby Bible

Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them.
- Webster's Bible

Our voyage thus far had occupied a considerable time, and the navigation being now unsafe and the Fast also already over, Paul warned them.
- Weymouth Bible

When much time had passed and the voyage was now dangerous, because the Fast had now already gone by, Paul admonished them,
- World English Bible

And whanne miche time was passid, and whanne seiling thanne was not sikir, for that fasting was passid, Poul coumfortide hem,
- Wycliffe Bible

And much time being spent, and the sailing being now dangerous -- because of the fast also being already past -- Paul was admonishing,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 27:9

Wesley's Notes for Acts 27:9


27:9 The fast, or day of atonement, was kept on the tenth of Tisri, that is, the 25th of September. This was to them an ill time of sailing; not only because winter was approaching, but also because of the sudden storms, which are still common in the Mediterranean at that time of the year. Paul exhorted them - Not to leave Crete. Even in external things, faith exerts itself with the greatest presence of mind, and readiness of advice.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 27:9


Ac 27:9 When much time was spent. How long a time had passed since the embarkation cannot be told, but so long that sailing was now dangerous. On account of the season of year. In the winter, not only the storms, but the clouds and darkness, interfered with navigation. Mariners, in the absence of the compass, needed the sun and stars to direct their course. Because the fast was . . . past. That of the Atonement, which came in October.

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