37 Altogether there were 276 of us on board.

Other Translations of Acts 27:37

King James Version

37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls.

English Standard Version

37 (We were in all 276Some manuscripts seventy-six, or about seventy-six persons in the ship.)

The Message

37 two hundred seventy-six of us, all told!

New King James Version

37 And in all we were two hundred and seventy-six persons on the ship.

New Living Translation

37 all 276 of us who were on board.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Acts 27:37

Commentary on Acts 27:30-38

(Read Acts 27:30-38)

God, who appointed the end, that they should be saved, appointed the means, that they should be saved by the help of these shipmen. Duty is ours, events are God's; we do not trust God, but tempt him, when we say we put ourselves under his protection, if we do not use proper means, such as are within our power, for our safety. But how selfish are men in general, often even ready to seek their own safety by the destruction of others! Happy those who have such a one as Paul in their company, who not only had intercourse with Heaven, but was of an enlivening spirit to those about him. The sorrow of the world works death, while joy in God is life and peace in the greatest distresses and dangers. The comfort of God's promises can only be ours by believing dependence on him, to fulfil his word to us; and the salvation he reveals must be waited for in use of the means he appoints. If God has chosen us to salvation, he has also appointed that we shall obtain it by repentance, faith, prayer, and persevering obedience; it is fatal presumption to expect it in any other way. It is an encouragement to people to commit themselves to Christ as their Saviour, when those who invite them, clearly show that they do so themselves.