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Acts 27:38 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— When they had eaten enough, they [began] to lighten the ship by throwing out the wheat into the sea.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast the wheat into the sea.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And having satisfied themselves with food, they lightened the ship, casting out the wheat into the sea.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, when they were satisfied with food, they began lightening the ship, casting out the wheat into the sea.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and having eaten sufficient nourishment, they were lightening the ship, casting forth the wheat into the sea.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, casting the wheat into the sea.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And when they were satisfied with food, they lightened the ship, and took up the wheat and sent it into the sea.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And when they were satisfied with food, they lightened the ship, and took the wheat and cast it into the sea.

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 they had eaten y5160
[5160] Standard
τροφή
trophe
{trof-ay'}
From G5142; nourishment (literally or figuratively); by implication rations (wages).
enough, 2880
{2880} Prime
κορέννυμι
korennumi
{kor-en'-noo-mee}
A primary verb; to cram, that is, glut or sate.
z5685
<5685> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 215
x5160
(5160) Complement
τροφή
trophe
{trof-ay'}
From G5142; nourishment (literally or figuratively); by implication rations (wages).
they lightened 2893
{2893} Prime
κουφίζω
kouphizo
{koo-fid'-zo}
From κοῦφος [[kouphos]] (light in weight); to unload.
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
ship, 4143
{4143} Prime
πλοῖον
ploion
{ploy'-on}
From G4126; a sailer, that is, vessel.
and cast out 1544
{1544} Prime
ἐκβάλλω
ekballo
{ek-bal'-lo}
From G1537 and G0906; to eject (literally or figuratively).
z5734
<5734> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 111
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
wheat 4621
{4621} Prime
σῖτος
sitos
{see'-tos}
σῖτα [[sita]], {see'-tah}; is the plural irregular neuter of the first form. Of uncertain derivation; grain, especially wheat.
into 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
sea. 2281
{2281} Prime
θάλασσα
thalassa
{thal'-as-sah}
Probably prolonged from G0251; the sea (generally or specifically).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 27:38-40

_ _ when they had eaten enough, etc. — With fresh strength after the meal, they make a third and last effort to lighten the ship, not only by pumping, as before, but by throwing the whole cargo of wheat into the sea (see on Acts 27:6).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 27:21-44.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 27:38

Casting out the wheat — So firmly did they now depend on what St. Paul had said.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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they lightened:

Acts 27:18-19 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next [day] they lightened the ship; ... And the third [day] we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.
Job 2:4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.
Jonah 1:5 Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that [were] in the ship into the sea, to lighten [it] of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep.
Matthew 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

The wheat:
The Romans imported corn from Egypt, by way of Alexandria, to which this ship belonged; for a curious account of which see Bryant's treatise on the Euroclydon.
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