Acts 27:20
New International Version
When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved.

New Living Translation
The terrible storm raged for many days, blotting out the sun and the stars, until at last all hope was gone.

English Standard Version
When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned.

Berean Study Bible
When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the great storm continued to batter us, we abandoned all hope of being saved.

Berean Literal Bible
And neither sun nor stars appearing for many days, and no small tempest lying on us, from then on all hope of our being saved was abandoned.

New American Standard Bible
Since neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small storm was assailing us, from then on all hope of our being saved was gradually abandoned.

King James Bible
And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.

Christian Standard Bible
For many days neither sun nor stars appeared, and the severe storm kept raging. Finally all hope was fading that we would be saved.

Contemporary English Version
For several days we could not see either the sun or the stars. A strong wind kept blowing, and we finally gave up all hope of being saved.

Good News Translation
For many days we could not see the sun or the stars, and the wind kept on blowing very hard. We finally gave up all hope of being saved.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For many days neither sun nor stars appeared, and the severe storm kept raging. Finally all hope that we would be saved was disappearing.

International Standard Version
For a number of days neither the sun nor the stars were to be seen, and the storm continued to rage until at last all hope of our being saved vanished.

NET Bible
When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and a violent storm continued to batter us, we finally abandoned all hope of being saved.

New Heart English Bible
When neither sun nor stars shone on us for many days, and no small storm pressed on us, all hope that we would be saved was now taken away.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And as the storm held it for many days and the sun had not appeared, neither the moon nor the stars, all hope for our lives was entirely cut off.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
For a number of days we couldn't see the sun or the stars. The storm wouldn't let up. It was so severe that we finally began to lose any hope of coming out of it alive.

New American Standard 1977
And since neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small storm was assailing us, from then on all hope of our being saved was gradually abandoned.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then lost.

King James 2000 Bible
And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.

American King James Version
And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.

American Standard Version
And when neither sun nor stars shone upon us for many days, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was now taken away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small storm lay on us, all hope of our being saved was now taken away.

Darby Bible Translation
And neither sun nor stars appearing for many days, and no small storm lying on us, in the end all hope of our being saved was taken away.

English Revised Version
And when neither sun nor stars shone upon us for many days, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was now taken away.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.

Weymouth New Testament
Then, when for several days neither sun nor stars were seen and the terrific gale still harassed us, the last ray of hope was now vanishing.

World English Bible
When neither sun nor stars shone on us for many days, and no small storm pressed on us, all hope that we would be saved was now taken away.

Young's Literal Translation
and neither sun nor stars appearing for more days, and not a little tempest lying upon us, thenceforth all hope was taken away of our being saved.
Study Bible
The Storm at Sea
19On the third day, they threw the ship’s tackle overboard with their own hands. 20When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the great storm continued to batter us, we abandoned all hope of being saved. 21After the men had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up among them and said, “Men, you should have followed my advice not to sail from Crete. Then you would have averted this disaster and loss.…
Cross References
Acts 27:19
On the third day, they threw the ship's tackle overboard with their own hands.

Acts 27:21
After the men had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up among them and said, "Men, you should have followed my advice not to sail from Crete. Then you would have averted this disaster and loss.

Treasury of Scripture

And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.

neither.

Exodus 10:21-23
And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt…

Psalm 105:28
He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.

Matthew 24:29
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

and no.

Psalm 107:25-27
For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof…

Jonah 1:4,11-14
But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken…

Matthew 8:24,25
And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep…

all.

Isaiah 57:10
Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way; yet saidst thou not, There is no hope: thou hast found the life of thine hand; therefore thou wast not grieved.

Jeremiah 2:25
Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go.

Ezekiel 37:11
Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.







Lexicon
[When]
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

neither
μήτε (mēte)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3383: Nor, neither, not even, neither?nor. From me and te; not too, i.e. neither or nor; also, not even.

sun
ἡλίου (hēliou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2246: The sun, sunlight. From hele; the sun; by implication, light.

nor
μήτε (mēte)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3383: Nor, neither, not even, neither?nor. From me and te; not too, i.e. neither or nor; also, not even.

stars
ἄστρων (astrōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 798: A star. Neuter from aster; properly, a constellation; put for a single star.

appeared
ἐπιφαινόντων (epiphainontōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2014: From epi and phaino; to shine upon, i.e. Become visible or known.

for
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

many
πλείονας (pleionas)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural - Comparative
Strong's Greek 4119: Or neuter pleion, or pleon comparative of polus; more in quantity, number, or quality; also the major portion.

days
ἡμέρας (hēmeras)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

and
τε (te)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 5037: And, both. A primary particle of connection or addition; both or also.

[the great]
ὀλίγου (oligou)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3641: Puny; especially neuter somewhat.

storm
χειμῶνός (cheimōnos)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5494: From a derivative of cheo, meaning a storm; by implication, the rainy season, i.e. Winter.

continued to batter us,
ἐπικειμένου (epikeimenou)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1945: From epi and keimai; to rest upon.

we abandoned
περιῃρεῖτο (periēreito)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4014: From peri and haireomai; to remove all around, i.e. Unveil, cast off; figuratively, to expiate.

all
πᾶσα (pasa)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

hope
ἐλπὶς (elpis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1680: Hope, expectation, trust, confidence. From a primary elpo; expectation or confidence.

of
ἡμᾶς (hēmas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

being saved.
σῴζεσθαι (sōzesthai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Middle or Passive
Strong's Greek 4982: To save, heal, preserve, rescue. From a primary sos; to save, i.e. Deliver or protect.
(20) When neither sun nor stars in many days appeared.--We have to remember that before the invention of the compass the sun and stars were the only guides of sailors who were out of sight of land. Now the sky was over-cast and this guidance failed. The ship was driving, but whither they knew not.

All hope that we should be saved was then taken away.--Better, finally, or at last. The failure of all hope implies some other cause of fear in addition to the mere violence of the gale, and the successive attempts to lighten the ship make it all but certain that she had sprung a leak, which their efforts were powerless to stop. The want of proper food (see next verse), and the exhaustion of protracted labour, naturally aggravated the feeling of despair.

Verse 20. - Shone upon us for many days for in many days appeared, A.V.; now for then, A.V. Neither sun nor stars, etc. This is mentioned, not only as a feature of the severity and length of the easterly gale (for the wind had shifted two or three points to the east), but specially because in the navigation of that time, before the invention of the compass, the sun, moon, and stars were the only things they had to steer by, or by which they could know the direction in which they were drifting. Shone upon us (ἐπιφαινόντων); showed themselves; i.e. "appeared," as in the A.V., which is the best rendering (romp. ἐπιφανεία, the appearance, or Epiphany). Now. Λοιπόν τὸ λοιπόν, and τοῦ λοιποῦ are used adverbially both in the New Testament and in classical Greek. It is sometimes rendered "now," i.e. for the time that remains; and sometimes "henceforth;" sometimes "finally" (Mark 14:41; 2 Timothy 4:8; 2 Corinthians 13:11, etc.). It seems that sometimes χρόνον ισ to be understood, and sometimes that it means "as for what remaineth" to be said or done (romp. the French du reste or au reste). 27:12-20 Those who launch forth on the ocean of this world, with a fair gale, know not what storms they may meet with; and therefore must not easily take it for granted that they have obtained their purpose. Let us never expect to be quite safe till we enter heaven. They saw neither sun nor stars for many days. Thus melancholy sometimes is the condition of the people of God as to their spiritual matters; they walk in darkness, and have no light. See what the wealth of this world is: though coveted as a blessing, the time may come when it will be a burden; not only too heavy to be carried safely, but heavy enough to sink him that has it. The children of this world can be prodigal of their goods for the saving their lives, yet are sparing of them in works of piety and charity, and in suffering for Christ. Any man will rather make shipwreck of his goods than of his life; but many rather make shipwreck of faith and a good conscience, than of their goods. The means the sailors used did not succeed; but when sinners give up all hope of saving themselves, they are prepared to understand God's word, and to trust in his mercy through Jesus Christ.
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