Acts 27:42
Good News Translation
The soldiers made a plan to kill all the prisoners, in order to keep them from swimming ashore and escaping.

Contemporary English Version
The soldiers decided to kill the prisoners to keep them from swimming away and escaping.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the soldiers' counsel was that they should kill the prisoners, lest any of them, swimming out should escape.

New American Bible
The soldiers planned to kill the prisoners so that none might swim away and escape,

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And the soldiers' counsel was that they should kill the prisoners, lest any of them, swimming out should escape.

Psalm 74:20 Have regard to thy covenant: for they that are the obscure of the earth have been filled with dwellings of iniquity.

Proverbs 12:10 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that pursueth idleness is very foolish.

Ecclesiastes 9:3 This is a very great evil among all things that are done under the sun, that the same things happen to all men: whereby also the hearts of the children of men are filled with evil, and with contempt while they live, and afterwards they shall be brought down to hell.

Mark 15:15-20 And so Pilate being willing to satisfy the people, released to them Barabbas: and delivered up Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified. . . .

Luke 23:40,41 But the other answering, rebuked him, saying: Neither dost thou fear God, seeing; thou art under the same condemnation? . . .

Context
The Shipwreck
41And when we were fallen into a place where two seas met, they run the ship aground. And the forepart indeed, sticking fast, remained unmoveable: but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the sea. 42And the soldiers' counsel was that they should kill the prisoners, lest any of them, swimming out should escape. 43But the centurion, willing to save Paul, forbade it to be done. And he commanded that they who could swim should cast themselves first into the sea and save themselves and get to land.…
Cross References
Acts 12:19
And when Herod had sought for him and found him not, having examined the keepers, he commanded they should be put to death. And going down from Judea to Caesarea, he abode there.

Acts 27:24
Saying: Fear not, Paul, thou must be brought before Caesar; and behold, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

Acts 27:41
And when we were fallen into a place where two seas met, they run the ship aground. And the forepart indeed, sticking fast, remained unmoveable: but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the sea.

2 Corinthians 11:26
In journeying often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils from my own nation, in perils from the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils from false brethren:

Additional Translations
The soldiers planned to kill the prisoners so none of them could swim to freedom.

Now the plan of the soldiers was that they should kill the prisoners, lest anyone, having swum away, should escape.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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