New International Version
As we passed to the lee of a small island called Cauda, we were hardly able to make the lifeboat secure,
King James Bible
And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat:
Darby Bible Translation
But running under the lee of a certain island called Clauda, we were with difficulty able to make ourselves masters of the boat;
World English Bible
Running under the lee of a small island called Clauda, we were able, with difficulty, to secure the boat.
Young's Literal Translation
and having run under a certain little isle, called Clauda, we were hardly able to become masters of the boat,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A certain island - called Clauda - Called also Gaudos; situated at the south-western extremity of the island of Crete, and now called Gozo, according to Dr. Shaw.
Much work to come by the boat - It was likely to have been washed overboard; or, if the boat was in tow, at the stern of the vessel, which is probable, they found it very difficult to save it from being staved, or broken to pieces.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Clauda. Clauda, called Cauda and Gaudos by Mela and Pliny, and Claudos by Ptolemy, and now Gozo, according to Dr. Shaw, is a small island, situated at the south-western extremity of the island of Crete.
LibraryA Short Confession of Faith
'...There stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve.'--ACTS xxvii. 23. I turn especially to those last words, 'Whose I am and whom I serve.' A great calamity, borne by a crowd of men in common, has a wonderful power of dethroning officials and bringing the strong man to the front. So it is extremely natural, though it has been thought to be very unhistorical, that in this story of Paul's shipwreck he should become guide, counsellor, inspirer, and a tower of strength; and …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Seasons of Covenanting.
First Missionary Journey Scripture
After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
The ship was caught by the storm and could not head into the wind; so we gave way to it and were driven along.
so the men hoisted it aboard. Then they passed ropes under the ship itself to hold it together. Because they were afraid they would run aground on the sandbars of Syrtis, they lowered the sea anchor and let the ship be driven along.
In an attempt to escape from the ship, the sailors let the lifeboat down into the sea, pretending they were going to lower some anchors from the bow.
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