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30 Then when the sailors tried to escape from the ship and were lowering the ship’s boat into the sea, pretending[a] that they were going to put out anchors from the bow,

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  1. Acts 27:30 tn BDAG 889 s.v. πρόφασις 2 states, “προφάσει ὡς under the pretext that, pretending thatAc 27:30.” In other words, some of the sailors gave up hope that such efforts would work and instead attempted to escape while pretending to help.

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