Acts 27:15
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English Standard Version
And when the ship was caught and could not face the wind, we gave way to it and were driven along.

King James Bible
And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.

American Standard Version
and when the ship was caught, and could not face the wind, we gave way to it, and were driven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up against the wind, giving up the ship to the winds, we were driven.

English Revised Version
and when the ship was caught, and could not face the wind, we gave way to it, and were driven.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.

Weymouth New Testament
She was unable to make headway against the gale; so we gave up and let her drive.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Bear up (ἀντοφθαλμεῖν)

Only here in New Testament. From ἀντί, opposite, and ὀφθαλμός, the eye. Lit., to look the wind in the eye. The ancient ships often had an eye painted on each side of the bow. To sail "into the eye of the wind" is a modern nautical phrase.

We let her drive (ἐπιδόντες ἐφερόμεθα)

Lit., having given up to it, we were borne along.

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Acts 27:27 But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria...

James 3:4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm...

Cross References
Acts 27:14
But soon a tempestuous wind, called the northeaster, struck down from the land.

Acts 27:16
Running under the lee of a small island called Cauda, we managed with difficulty to secure the ship's boat.

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