New International Version
Then Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, "Unless these men stay with the ship, you cannot be saved."
King James Bible
Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.
Darby Bible Translation
Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, Unless these abide in the ship *ye* cannot be saved.
World English Bible
Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, "Unless these stay in the ship, you can't be saved."
Young's Literal Translation
Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, 'If these do not remain in the ship -- ye are not able to be saved;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved - God, who has promised to save your lives, promises this on the condition that ye make use of every means he has put in your power to help yourselves. While, therefore, ye are using these means, expect the co-operation of God. If these sailors, who only understand how to work the ship, leave it, ye cannot escape. Therefore prevent their present design. On the economy of Divine Providence, see the notes on Acts 23:35.
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'...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 …
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Seasons of Covenanting.
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and said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.'
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.
So the soldiers cut the ropes that held the lifeboat and let it drift away.
The rest were to get there on planks or on other pieces of the ship. In this way everyone reached land safely.
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