The ship was caught by the storm and could not head into the wind; so we gave way to it and were driven along.
and when the ship was caught in it and could not face the wind, we gave way to it and let ourselves be driven along.
They couldn’t turn the ship into the wind, so they gave up and let it run before the gale.
They lost all control of the ship. It was a cork in the storm.
And when the ship got into the grip of it, and was not able to make headway into the wind, we gave way, and went before it.
Since the ship was caught and could not be turned head-on into the wind, we gave way to it and were driven.
So when the ship was caught, and could not head into the wind, we let her drive.
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1 tn Or “was forced off course.” Grk “The ship being caught in it.” The genitive absolute construction with the participle συναρπασθέντος (sunarpasqento") has been taken temporally; it could also be translated as causal (“Because the ship was caught in it”).
2 tn BDAG 91 s.v. ἀντοφθαλμέω states, “Metaph. of a ship τοῦ πλοίου μὴ δυναμένοι ἀ. τῷ ἀνέμῳ since the ship was not able to face the wind, i.e. with its bow headed against the forces of the waves Ac 27:15.”
3 sn Caught in the violent wind, the ship was driven along. They were now out of control, at the mercy of the wind and sea.