New American Standard Bible
But the centurion was more persuaded by the pilot and the captain of the ship than by what was being said by Paul.
King James Bible
Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.
Darby Bible Translation
But the centurion believed rather the helmsman and the shipowner than what was said by Paul.
World English Bible
But the centurion gave more heed to the master and to the owner of the ship than to those things which were spoken by Paul.
Young's Literal Translation
but the centurion to the pilot and to the shipowner gave credence more than to the things spoken by Paul;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The master - The person who is here meant was the helmsman, who occupied in ancient ships a conspicuous place on the stern, and steered the ship, and gave directions to the crew.
The owner of the ship - Probably a different person from "the master." He had the general command of the ship as his own property, but had employed "the master," or the pilot, to direct and manage it. His counsel in regard to the propriety of continuing the voyage would be likely to be followed.
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And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete. 14. But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon. 15. And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive. 16. And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat: 17. Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
The Wyclif of the East --Bible Translation
That the Christian Miracles are not Recited, or Appealed To, by Early Christian Writers Themselves So Fully or Frequently as Might have Been Expected.
Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires.
for in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste!' And every shipmaster and every passenger and sailor, and as many as make their living by the sea, stood at a distance,
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