New Living Translation
When morning dawned, they didn't recognize the coastline, but they saw a bay with a beach and wondered if they could get to shore by running the ship aground.
King James Bible
And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they discovered a certain creek with a shore, into the which they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship.
Darby Bible Translation
And when it was day they did not recognise the land; but they perceived a certain bay having a strand, on which they were minded, if they should be able, to run the ship ashore;
World English Bible
When it was day, they didn't recognize the land, but they noticed a certain bay with a beach, and they decided to try to drive the ship onto it.
Young's Literal Translation
And when the day came, they were not discerning the land, but a certain creek were perceiving having a beach, into which they took counsel, if possible, to thrust forward the ship,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
27:39 They did not know the land - Which they saw near them: having a level shore.
LibraryOf the Practice of Piety in Fasting.
There are divers kinds of fasting--First, A constrained fast, as when men either have not food to eat, as in the famine of Samaria (2 Kings vi. 25;) or, having food, cannot eat it for heaviness or sickness, as it befel them who were in the ship with St. Paul (Acts xxvii. 33.) This is rather famine than fasting. Secondly, A natural fast, which we undertake physically, for the health of our body. Thirdly, A civil fast, which the magistrate enjoins for the better maintenance of the commonwealth. Fourthly, …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
Upon Our Lord's SermonOn the Mount
Appendix xv. The Location of Sychar, and the Date of Our Lord's visit to Samaria.
Joseph, her fiance, was a good man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement quietly.
So they cut off the anchors and left them in the sea. Then they lowered the rudders, raised the foresail, and headed toward shore.
Once we were safe on shore, we learned that we were on the island of Malta.
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