Acts 28:11

“And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And after three moneths wee departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the Ile, whose signe was Castor and Pollux.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

At the end of three months we set sail on an Alexandrian ship which had wintered at the island, and which had the Twin Brothers for its figurehead.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And after three months we set sail in a ship of Alexandria which had wintered in the island, whose sign was The Twin Brothers.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And after three months we went to sea in a ship of Alexandria sailing under the sign of the Dioscuri, which had been at the island for the winter.
- Basic English Bible

And after three months we sailed in a ship which had wintered in the island, an Alexandrian, with [the] Dioscuri for its ensign.
- Darby Bible

And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux.
- Webster's Bible

Three months passed before we set sail in an Alexandrian vessel, called the `Twin Brothers,' which had wintered at the island.
- Weymouth Bible

After three months, we set sail in a ship of Alexandria which had wintered in the island, whose sign was "The Twin Brothers."
- World English Bible

And after thre monethis we schippiden in a schip of Alisaundre, that hadde wyntrid in the ile, to which was an excellent singne of Castours.
- Wycliffe Bible

And after three months, we set sail in a ship (that had wintered in the isle) of Alexandria, with the sign Dioscuri,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 28:11


28:11 Whose sign was - It was the custom of the ancients to have images on the head of their ships, from which they took their names. Castor and Pollux - Two heathen gods who were thought favourable to mariners.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 28:11


Ac 28:11 After three months. They remained here most of the winter. As soon as the weather would justify, they would go forward. It was probably February or March when they departed. A ship of Alexandria. So was the one shipwrecked. This, no doubt, was also laden with wheat. It had put into Malta, driven by bad weather, and wintered there in the excellent harbor. Castor and Pollux. Two favorite sea gods of the Greeks and Romans. Their figures were carried on the prow, and probably gave name to the vessel. "The great twin brothers" were famous in Roman legend.

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