Sailing was dangerous (Acts 27:9)

“As much time had been lost,

Sailing was now dangerous

Because the fast

Had already gone by.

Paul then advised them.”

Ἱκανοῦ δὲ χρόνου διαγενομένου καὶ ὄντος ἤδη ἐπισφαλοῦς τοῦ πλοὸς διὰ τὸ καὶ τὴν Νηστείαν ἤδη παρεληλυθέναι, παρῄνει ὁ Παῦλος

The author of Acts indicated that so much time had been lost (Ἱκανοῦ δὲ χρόνου διαγενομένου), that the voyage or the sailing (τοῦ πλοὸς) was now dangerous (καὶ ὄντος ἤδη ἐπισφαλοῦς) because the fast (διὰ τὸ καὶ τὴν Νηστείαν) had already gone by (ἤδη παρεληλυθέναι).  Paul then advised them (παρῄνει ὁ Παῦλος).  Acts was the only Greek biblical writing that used these words ἐπισφαλοῦς, that means prone to fall, dangerous, or likely to fall, and παρῄνει, that means to exhort, advise, or admonish.  They had lost a lot of time on this trip.  Sailing had now become dangerous, since summer was all over.  The fast or the day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, that is usually celebrated in late September, had already happened.  They were getting into the late fall season, when the waters are not that friendly.  As per usual, Paul had an opinion that he wanted to share.  Do you share your opinions about things with others?

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