New International Version
They were all encouraged and ate some food themselves.
King James Bible
Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat.
Darby Bible Translation
And all taking courage, themselves also took food.
World English Bible
Then they all cheered up, and they also took food.
Young's Literal Translation
and all having become of good cheer, themselves also took food,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Gave thanks to God - Who had provided the food, and preserved their lives and health to partake of it. Some think that he celebrated the holy eucharist here: but this is by no means likely: he would not celebrate such a mystery among ungodly sailors and soldiers, Jews and heathens; nor was there any necessity for such a measure.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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
But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed.
So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.
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