New American Standard Bible
and with difficulty sailing past it we came to a place called Fair Havens, near which was the city of Lasea.
King James Bible
And, hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called The fair havens; nigh whereunto was the city of Lasea.
Darby Bible Translation
and coasting it with difficulty we came to a certain place called Fair Havens, near to which was the city of Lasaea.
World English Bible
With difficulty sailing along it we came to a certain place called Fair Havens, near the city of Lasea.
Young's Literal Translation
and hardly passing it, we came to a certain place called 'Fair Havens,' nigh to which was the city of Lasaea.
Acts 27:8 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And, hardly passing it - Scarcely being able to pass by it without being wrecked. Being almost driven on it. They passed round the east end of the island because they had been unable to sail directly forward between the island and the mainland,
The fair havens - This was on the southeastern part of the island of Crete. It was probably not so much a harbor as an open roadstead, which afforded good anchorage for a time. It is called by Stephen, the geographer, "the fair shore." It still retains the name which it formerly had. It is called in ancient Dutch and French Sailing Directions "the beautiful bay."
Nigh whereunto was the city of Lasea - There was no town or city at the "Fair Havens," but the city of Lasea seems to have been well known, and it is mentioned here to identify the place.
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.
And Jesus said to His disciples, "Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
When a moderate south wind came up, supposing that they had attained their purpose, they weighed anchor and began sailing along Crete, close inshore.
Jump to PreviousAble City Coast Difficulty Fair Hardly Moved Nigh Passing Past Reached Sailing Side Whereunto
Jump to NextAble City Coast Difficulty Fair Hardly Moved Nigh Passing Past Reached Sailing Side Whereunto
LinksActs 27:8 NIV
Acts 27:8 NLT
Acts 27:8 ESV
Acts 27:8 NASB
Acts 27:8 KJV
Acts 27:8 Bible Apps
Acts 27:8 Biblia Paralela
Acts 27:8 Chinese Bible
Acts 27:8 French Bible
Acts 27:8 German Bible
Acts 27:8 Commentaries