When neither sun nor stars shone upon us (mēte hēliou mēte astrōn epiphainontōn). Genitive absolute again.
For many days (epi pleionas hēmeras). For more days than a few.
No small tempest (cheimonos ouk oligou). Litotes again.
All hope that we should be saved was now taken away (loipon periēireito elpis pāsa tou sōzesthai hēmas). “For the rest (or future) there began to be taken from around us (periēireito inchoative imperfect and see use of the verb in 2Co 3:16 of the veil) all hope of the being saved so far as we were concerned.” Despair was beginning to settle like a fog on all their hopes. Had Paul lost hope?