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Acts 27:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And when neither sun nor stars shone upon [us] for many days, and no small tempest lay on [us], all hope that we should be saved was now taken away.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on [us], all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Since neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small storm was assailing [us], from then on all hope of our being saved was gradually abandoned.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on [us], all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And neither sun nor stars appearing for many days, and no small storm lying on us, in the end all hope of our being saved was taken away.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, neither, sun nor stars, appearing for many days, and, no small tempest, lying upon us, in the end, all hope that we should be saved, began to be taken from us.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and neither sun nor stars appearing for more days, and not a little tempest lying upon us, thenceforth all hope was taken away of our being saved.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And when neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and no small storms lay on us, all hope of our being saved was now taken away.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And when neither Sunne nor starres in many dayes appeared, and no small tempest lay on vs; all hope that wee should be saued, was then taken away.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And when the storm had held more days, and neither the sun was seen, nor the moon, nor stars, the hope that we should be saved at all was cut off.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And as the storm held on for many days, and as no sun was visible, nor moon, nor stars, all hope of our surviving was wholly cut off.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
when neither 3383
{3383} Prime
μήτε
mete
{may'-teh}
From G3361 and G5037; not too, that is, (in continued negation) neither or nor; also, not even.
sun 2246
{2246} Prime
ἥλιος
helios
{hay'-lee-os}
From ἕλη [[hele]] (a ray; perhaps akin to the alternate of G0138); the sun; by implication light.
nor 3383
{3383} Prime
μήτε
mete
{may'-teh}
From G3361 and G5037; not too, that is, (in continued negation) neither or nor; also, not even.
stars 798
{0798} Prime
ἄστρον
astron
{as'-tron}
Neuter from G0792; properly a constellation; put for a single star (natural or artificial).
in 1909
{1909} Prime
ἐπί
epi
{ep-ee'}
A primary preposition properly meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution [with the genitive case], that is, over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
many 4119
{4119} Prime
πλειῶν
pleion
{pli'-own}
Comparative of G4183; more in quantity, number, or quality; also (in plural) the major portion.
days 2250
{2250} Prime
ἡμέρα
hemera
{hay-mer'-ah}
Feminine (with G5610 implied) of a derivative of ἧμαι [[hemai]] (to sit; akin to the base of G1476) meaning tame, that is, gentle; day, that is, (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context).
appeared, 2014
{2014} Prime
ἐπιφαίνω
epiphaino
{ep-ee-fah'-ee-no}
From G1909 and G5316; to shine upon, that is, become (literally) visible or (figuratively) known.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
and 5037
{5037} Prime
τέ
te
{teh}
A primary particle (enclitic) of connection or addition; both or also (properly as a correlation of G2532).
no 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
small 3641
{3641} Prime
ὀλίγος
oligos
{ol-ee'-gos}
Of uncertain affinity; puny (in extent, degree, number, duration or value); especially neuter (adverbially) somewhat.
tempest 5494
{5494} Prime
χειμών
cheimon
{khi-mone'}
From a derivation of χέω [[cheo]] (to pour; akin to the base of G5490 through the idea of a channel), meaning a storm (as pouring rain); by implication the rainy season, that is, winter.
lay on 1945
{1945} Prime
ἐπίκειμαι
epikeimai
{ep-ik'-i-mahee}
From G1909 and G2749; to rest upon (literally or figuratively).
z5740
<5740> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 544
[us], all 3956
{3956} Prime
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
hope 1680
{1680} Prime
ἐλπίς
elpis
{el-pece'}
From ἔλπω [[elpo]] which is a primary word (to anticipate, usually with pleasure); expectation (abstract or concrete) or confidence.
that we 2248
{2248} Prime
ἡμᾶς
hemas
{hay-mas'}
Accusative plural of G1473; us.
should be saved 4982
{4982} Prime
σῴζω
sozo
{sode'-zo}
From a primary word σῶς [[sos]] (contraction for the obsolete σάος [[saos]], 'safe'); to save, that is, deliver or protect (literally or figuratively).
z5745
<5745> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 105
was y4014
[4014] Standard
περιαιρέω
periaireo
{per-ee-ahee-reh'-o}
From G4012 and G0138 (including its alternate); to remove all around, that is, unveil, cast off (anchor); figuratively to expiate.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
then 3063
{3063} Prime
λοιπόν
loipon
{loy-pon'}
Neuter singular of the same as G3062; something remaining (adverb).
taken away. 4014
{4014} Prime
περιαιρέω
periaireo
{per-ee-ahee-reh'-o}
From G4012 and G0138 (including its alternate); to remove all around, that is, unveil, cast off (anchor); figuratively to expiate.
z5712
<5712> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 83
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Acts 27:19-20.


Acts 27:20

_ _ neither sun nor stars appeared in many — “several”

_ _ days — probably most of the fourteen days mentioned in Acts 27:27. This continued thickness of the atmosphere prevented their making the necessary observations of the heavenly bodies by day or by night; so that they could not tell where they were.

_ _ all hope that we should be saved was taken away — “Their exertions to subdue the leak had been unavailing; they could not tell which way to make for the nearest land, in order to run their ship ashore, the only resource for a sinking ship: but unless they did make the land, they must founder at sea. Their apprehensions, therefore, were not so much caused by the fury of the tempest, as by the state of the ship” [Smith]. From the inferiority of ancient to modern naval architecture, leaks were sprung much more easily, and the means of repairing them were fewer than now. Hence the far greater number of shipwrecks from this cause.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 27:12-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 27:20

Neither sun nor stars appeared for many days — Which they could the less spare, before the compass was found out.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
neither:

Exodus 10:21-23 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness [which] may be felt. ... They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.
Psalms 105:28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.
Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

and no:

Psalms 107:25-27 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. ... They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.
Jonah 1:4 But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.
Jonah 1:11-14 Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us? for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous. ... Wherefore they cried unto the LORD, and said, We beseech thee, O LORD, we beseech thee, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, O LORD, hast done as it pleased thee.
Matthew 8:24-25 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. ... And his disciples came to [him], and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
2 Corinthians 11:25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;

all:

Isaiah 57:10 Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way; [yet] saidst thou not, There is no hope: thou hast found the life of thine hand; therefore thou wast not grieved.
Jeremiah 2:25 Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go.
Ezekiel 37:11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
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Ex 10:21. Ps 105:28; 107:25. Is 57:10. Jr 2:25. Ezk 37:11. Jna 1:4, 11. Mt 8:24; 24:29. 2Co 11:25. Ep 2:12. 1Th 4:13.

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