Acts 27:16
New International Version
As we passed to the lee of a small island called Cauda, we were hardly able to make the lifeboat secure,

New Living Translation
We sailed along the sheltered side of a small island named Cauda, where with great difficulty we hoisted aboard the lifeboat being towed behind us.

English Standard Version
Running under the lee of a small island called Cauda, we managed with difficulty to secure the ship’s boat.

Berean Study Bible
Passing to the lee of a small island called Cauda, we barely managed to secure the lifeboat.

Berean Literal Bible
And having run under a certain island called Cauda, we were able with difficulty to gain control of the lifeboat,

King James Bible
And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat:

New King James Version
And running under the shelter of an island called Clauda, we secured the skiff with difficulty.

New American Standard Bible
Running under the shelter of a small island called Cauda, we were able to get the ship’s boat under control only with difficulty.

NASB 1995
Running under the shelter of a small island called Clauda, we were scarcely able to get the ship’s boat under control.

NASB 1977
And running under the shelter of a small island called Clauda, we were scarcely able to get the ship’s boat under control.

Amplified Bible
We ran under the shelter of a small island [twenty-five miles south of Crete] called Clauda, and with great difficulty we were able to get the ship’s skiff on the deck and secure it.

Christian Standard Bible
After running under the shelter of a little island called Cauda, we were barely able to get control of the skiff.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After running under the shelter of a little island called Cauda, we were barely able to get control of the skiff.

American Standard Version
And running under the lee of a small island called Cauda, we were able, with difficulty, to secure the boat:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when we passed an island called Qeuda, we were scarcely able to hold the lifeboat.

Contemporary English Version
We went along the island of Cauda on the side that was protected from the wind. We had a hard time holding the lifeboat in place,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And running under a certain island, that is called Cauda, we had much work to come by the boat.

English Revised Version
And running under the lee of a small island called Cauda, we were able, with difficulty, to secure the boat:

Good News Translation
We got some shelter when we passed to the south of the little island of Cauda. There, with some difficulty we managed to make the ship's boat secure.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As we drifted to the sheltered side of a small island called Cauda, we barely got control of the ship's lifeboat.

International Standard Version
As we drifted to the sheltered side of a small island called Cauda, we barely managed to secure the ship's lifeboat.

Literal Standard Version
and having run under a certain little island called Clauda, we were hardly able to become masters of the boat,

NET Bible
As we ran under the lee of a small island called Cauda, we were able with difficulty to get the ship's boat under control.

New Heart English Bible
Running under the lee of a small island called Cauda, we were able, with difficulty, to secure the boat.

Weymouth New Testament
Then we ran under the lee of a little island called Cauda, where we managed with great difficulty to secure the boat;

World English Bible
Running under the lee of a small island called Clauda, we were able, with difficulty, to secure the boat.

Young's Literal Translation
and having run under a certain little isle, called Clauda, we were hardly able to become masters of the boat,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Storm at Sea
15Unable to head into the wind, the ship was caught up. So we gave way and let ourselves be driven along. 16 Passing to the lee of a small island called Cauda, we barely managed to secure the lifeboat. 17After hoisting it up, the crew used ropes to undergird the ship. And fearing that they would run aground on the sandbars of Syrtis, they lowered the sea anchor and were driven along.…

Cross References
Acts 16:10
As soon as Paul had seen the vision, we got ready to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

Acts 27:15
Unable to head into the wind, the ship was caught up. So we gave way and let ourselves be driven along.

Acts 27:17
After hoisting it up, the crew used ropes to undergird the ship. And fearing that they would run aground on the sandbars of Syrtis, they lowered the sea anchor and were driven along.

Acts 27:30
Meanwhile, the sailors attempted to escape from the ship. Pretending to lower anchors from the bow, they let the lifeboat down into the sea.


Treasury of Scripture

And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat:

Clauda.









(16) And running under a certain island which is called Clauda.--Some MSS. give the various-reading Cauda, which agrees more closely with the form Gaudos found in Pliny and Suidas. This, in its turn, has passed into the modern Gozzo. The island lay about twenty-three miles to the south-west of Crete. Here they got under the lee of the shore, and availed themselves of the temporary shelter to prepare the ship more thoroughly than had been possible before to encounter the fury of the storm. The first step was to get the boat, which hitherto apparently had been towed through the waves, on board the ship. This, as St. Luke says, was a matter of much work (literally, we were with difficulty able to get hold of the boat), partly, we may believe, because it was not easy to keep the vessel with her head to the wind, and so avoid the motion which would have impeded the operation, partly, because the boat was probably full of water.

Verse 16. - Under the lee of for under, A.V.; small for certain, A.V. (νήσιον); called Cauda for which is called Clauda, A.V. and T.R; were able, with difficulty, to secure for had much work to come by, A.V. Running under the lee of; ὑποδραμόντες, only here in the New Testament, but common in classical Greek for "running under" or "between." (For the use of ὑπό in compound in the sense of "under the lee of," see ver. 7.) Cauda, or Caudos, as it is called by Pomp. Mela (2. 7)and Pliny ('Nat. Hist.,' 4. 12. 20), the modern Gozzo. Ptolemy (3:7) calls it Claudus. The manuscripts greatly vary. Clauda, or Cauda, was about twenty-three miles south-west of Crete. With difficulty (μόλις, as in vers. 7, 8). To secure the boat. The boat was doubtless being towed astern. But in the violence of the storm, there was a danger every moment of her being parted from the ship by the snapping of the hawser, or by being broken by the waves, and it was impossible to take her up. Under the lee of the little island, however, the sea was somewhat quieter; and so after greater efforts they secured the boat, and, as it is said in the next verse, "hoisted it up" on to the deck.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Passing to the lee
ὑποδραμόντες (hypodramontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5295: To run under shelter of. From hupo and trecho; to run under, i.e., to sail past.

of a small
τι (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

island
Νησίον (Nēsion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3519: A little island, an islet. Diminutive of nesos; an islet.

called
καλούμενον (kaloumenon)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2564: (a) I call, summon, invite, (b) I call, name. Akin to the base of keleuo; to 'call'.

Cauda,
Καῦδα (Kauda)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2802: Claude, an island near Crete.

we barely managed
ἰσχύσαμεν (ischysamen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 2480: To have strength, be strong, be in full health and vigor, be able; meton: I prevail. From ischus; to have force.

to secure
γενέσθαι (genesthai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Middle
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

lifeboat.
σκάφης (skaphēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 4627: A boat; any hollow vessel. A 'skiff', or yawl.


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