New American Standard Bible
and when the ship was caught in it and could not face the wind, we gave way to it and let ourselves be driven along.
King James Bible
And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.
Darby Bible Translation
And the ship being caught and driven, and not able to bring her head to the wind, letting her go we were driven before it.
World English Bible
When the ship was caught, and couldn't face the wind, we gave way to it, and were driven along.
Young's Literal Translation
and the ship being caught, and not being able to bear up against the wind, having given her up, we were borne on,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The ship was caught - By the wind. It came suddenly upon them as a tempest.
Could not bear up ... - Could not resist its violence, or the helmsman could not direct the ship. It was seized by the wind, and driven with such violence, that it became unmanageable.
We let her drive - We suffered the ship to be borne along by the wind without attempting to control it.
LibraryTempest and Trust
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.
But before very long there rushed down from the land a violent wind, called Euraquilo;
Running under the shelter of a small island called Clauda, we were scarcely able to get the ship's boat under control.
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