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New Defender's Study Bible Notes
27:12 if by any means. This seemingly insignificant phrase (Greek ei pos) actually is used to express the urgency of an object sought, and the means for its attainment. Its only four occurrences seem to follow a significant order. Note:
(1) Search for physical comfort (Acts 27:12)
(2) Search for spiritual ministry (Romans 1:10-11)
(3) Search for conversion of others (Romans 11:13-14)
(4) Search for Christ-centered life (Philippians 3:10-11).