They throw the cargo overboard (Acts 27:18)

“We were being pounded

By the storm so violently

That on the next day

They began

To throw the cargo overboard.”

σφοδρῶς δὲ χειμαζομένων ἡμῶν τῇ ἑξῆς ἐκβολὴν ἐποιοῦντο,

The author of Acts indicated that they were being pounded by the storm (δὲ χειμαζομένων ἡμῶν) so violently (σφοδρῶς) that on the next day (τῇ ἑξῆς) they began (ἐποιοῦντο) to throw the cargo overboard (ἐκβολὴν).  Acts was the only Greek biblical writing that used these words σφοδρῶς, that means exceedingly or vehemently, the word χειμαζομένων, that means to expose to winter cold, to drive with a storm or be storm-tossed, and finally the word ἐκβολὴν, that means to throw out or throw overboard to lighten a ship. However, the best laid plans often do not work.  The next day, the storms were so violent that they threw the cargo overboard.  Once again, the author of Acts had joined Paul in his voyage to Rome, as he said, “We were being pounded by the storm (δὲ χειμαζομένων ἡμῶν) so violently (σφοδρῶς).”  Things were not going well on this trip on the southern side of Crete.  Have you ever been on a trip that went wrong? Very good

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