Acts 27:24
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New International Version
and said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.'

New Living Translation
and he said, 'Don't be afraid, Paul, for you will surely stand trial before Caesar! What's more, God in his goodness has granted safety to everyone sailing with you.'

English Standard Version
and he said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.’

Berean Study Bible
and said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And look, God has granted you the lives of all who sail with you.'

Berean Literal Bible
saying, 'Fear not, Paul. It behooves you to stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted to you all those sailing with you.'

New American Standard Bible
saying, 'Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar; and behold, God has granted you all those who are sailing with you.'

King James Bible
Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and said, 'Don't be afraid, Paul. You must stand before Caesar. And, look! God has graciously given you all those who are sailing with you.'

International Standard Version
and said, 'Stop being afraid, Paul! You must stand before the emperor. Indeed, God has given to you the lives of everyone who is sailing with you.'

NET Bible
and said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul! You must stand before Caesar, and God has graciously granted you the safety of all who are sailing with you.'

New Heart English Bible
saying, 'Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand before Caesar. And look, God has granted you all those who sail with you.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And he said to me, 'Do not fear, Paul, for you will stand before Caesar and, behold, God has given to you as a gift all who travel with you.' “

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The angel told me, 'Don't be afraid, Paul! You must present your case to the emperor. God has granted safety to everyone who is sailing with you.'

New American Standard 1977
saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar; and behold, God has granted you all those who are sailing with you.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar; and, behold, God has given thee all those that sail with thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Saying, Fear not, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God has given you all them that sail with you.

American King James Version
Saying, Fear not, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar: and, see, God has given you all them that sail with you.

American Standard Version
saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must stand before Caesar: and lo, God hath granted thee all them that sail with thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Saying: Fear not, Paul, thou must be brought before Caesar; and behold, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

Darby Bible Translation
saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must stand before Caesar; and behold, God has granted to thee all those that sail with thee.

English Revised Version
saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must stand before Caesar: and lo, God hath granted thee all them that sail with thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Cesar: and lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

Weymouth New Testament
and he said, "'Dismiss all fear, Paul, for you must stand before Caesar; and God has granted you the lives of all who are sailing with you.'

World English Bible
saying, 'Don't be afraid, Paul. You must stand before Caesar. Behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.'

Young's Literal Translation
saying, Be not afraid Paul; before Caesar it behoveth thee to stand; and, lo, God hath granted to thee all those sailing with thee;
Study Bible
The Storm at Sea
23Just last night an angel of God, whose I am and whom I serve, stood beside me 24and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And look, God has granted you the lives of all who sail with you.’ 25So take courage, men, for I believe God that it will happen just as He told me.…
Cross References
Daniel 2:24
Therefore, Daniel went in to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise men of Babylon; he went and spoke to him as follows: "Do not destroy the wise men of Babylon! Take me into the king's presence, and I will declare the interpretation to the king."

Acts 23:11
The following night the Lord stood by Paul and said, "Take courage! As you have testified about Me in Jerusalem, so also you must testify in Rome."

Acts 27:31
But Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, "Unless these men remain with the ship, you cannot be saved."

Acts 27:42
The soldiers planned to kill the prisoners so none of them could swim to freedom.

Philemon 1:22
In the meantime, prepare a guest room for me, because I hope that through your prayers, I will be restored to you.
Treasury of Scripture

Saying, Fear not, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar: and, see, God has given you all them that sail with you.

Fear not.

Acts 18:9,10 Then spoke the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, …

Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, …

Genesis 46:3 And he said, I am God, the God of your father: fear not to go down …

1 Kings 17:13 And Elijah said to her, Fear not; go and do as you have said: but …

2 Kings 6:16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than …

Isaiah 41:10-14 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: …

Isaiah 43:1-5 But now thus said the LORD that created you, O Jacob, and he that …

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul…

Revelation 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right …

thou.

Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel …

Acts 19:21 After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when …

Acts 23:11 And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good …

Acts 25:11 For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, …

Matthew 10:18 And you shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, …

John 11:9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man …

2 Timothy 4:16,17 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: …

Revelation 11:5-7 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceeds out of their mouth, …

lo.

Acts 27:37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred three score and sixteen souls.

Genesis 12:2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and …

Genesis 18:23-32 And Abraham drew near, and said, Will you also destroy the righteous …

Genesis 19:21,22,29 And he said to him, See, I have accepted you concerning this thing …

Genesis 30:27 And Laban said to him, I pray you, if I have found favor in your eyes, tarry…

Genesis 39:5,23 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in …

Isaiah 58:11,12 And the LORD shall guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in …

Micah 5:7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the middle of many people as …

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that …

(24) Fear not, Paul.--The words obviously came as an answer to the prayer, prompted by the fear, not of death or danger in itself, but lest the cherished purpose of his heart should be frustrated when it seemed on the very verge of attainment. The words that follow imply that his prayer had not been bounded by his own interests, but had included those who were sharing the danger with him. We are reminded, as by the parallelism of contrast, of the words in which Caesar bade the pilot of his ship not to fear, but to commit himself to the wind, seeing that he carried "Caesar and the fortune of Csar" (Plutarch, de Fortun. Rom. p. 518).

Verse 24. - Stand for be brought, A.V.; granted for given, A.V. Stand; παραστῆναι, the proper word for standing before a judge; comp. Romans 14:10, Πάντες παραστησόμεθα τῷ βήματι τοῦ Ξριστοῦ: and in the subscription to the Second Epistle to Timothy it is said that it was written "when Paul was brought before Nero the second time" (Greek, ὅτε ἐκ δευτέρου παρέστη Παῦλος τῷ Καίσαρι). God hath granted, etc. Doubtless in answer to his prayers. Compare the opposite statement in Ezekiel 14:14, 16, 18, 20, "Though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters; they only shall be delivered themselves;" and see also Genesis 18:26, 32. Paul's calm courage and kind words, added to the proof they had of his prescient wisdom, were well calculated to inspire the crew with a reverential trust in him, and to rekindle their extinguished hope. Saying, fear not, Paul,.... For though the apostle knew and believed he should go to Rome, and appear before Caesar, to whom he had appealed, and where he should bear a testimony for Christ; and though he had previous notice of this storm, and of the loss and damage which should be sustained, and which he expected; yet the flesh was weak, and he might be under some fears and misgivings of heart, for these sometimes attend the best of men.

Thou must be brought before Caesar; as has been declared, and therefore cannot be lost in this storm; it is the will and decree of God, which cannot be frustrated, it must be:

and lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee; that is, God had determined to save the whole ship's company for his sake, and in answer to his prayers, which he had been putting up for them; the Lord had heard him, and granted his request, and would save them all on his account: so sometimes God saves a nation, a city, a body of men, even of ungodly men, for the sake of a few that fear his name, who are among them. 24. saying, Fear not, Paul: thou must be brought before Cæsar and, lo, God hath given thee all … that sail with thee—While the crew were toiling at the pumps, Paul was wrestling in prayer, not for himself only and the cause in which he was going a prisoner to Rome, but with true magnanimity of soul for all his shipmates; and God heard him, "giving him" (remarkable expression!) all that sailed with him. "When the cheerless day came he gathered the sailors (and passengers) around him on the deck of the laboring vessel, and raising his voice above the storm" [Howson], reported the divine communication he had received; adding with a noble simplicity, "for I believe God that it shall be even as it was told me," and encouraging all on board to "be of good cheer" in the same confidence. What a contrast to this is the speech of Cæsar in similar circumstances to his pilot, bidding him keep up his spirit because he carried Cæsar and Cæsar's fortune! [Plutarch]. The Roman general knew no better name for the Divine Providence, by which he had been so often preserved, than Cæsar's fortune [Humphry]. From the explicit particulars—that the ship would be lost, but not one that sailed in it, and that they "must be cast on a certain island"—one would conclude a visional representation of a total wreck, a mass of human beings struggling with the angry elements, and one and all of those whose figures and countenances had daily met his eye on deck, standing on some unknown island shore. From what follows, it would seem that Paul from this time was regarded with a deference akin to awe.27:21-29 They did not hearken to the apostle when he warned them of their danger; yet if they acknowledge their folly, and repent of it, he will speak comfort and relief to them when in danger. Most people bring themselves into trouble, because they do not know when they are well off; they come to harm and loss by aiming to mend their condition, often against advice. Observe the solemn profession Paul made of relation to God. No storms or tempests can hinder God's favour to his people, for he is a Help always at hand. It is a comfort to the faithful servants of God when in difficulties, that as long as the Lord has any work for them to do, their lives shall be prolonged. If Paul had thrust himself needlessly into bad company, he might justly have been cast away with them; but God calling him into it, they are preserved with him. They are given thee; there is no greater satisfaction to a good man than to know he is a public blessing. He comforts them with the same comforts wherewith he himself was comforted. God is ever faithful, therefore let all who have an interest in his promises be ever cheerful. As, with God, saying and doing are not two things, believing and enjoying should not be so with us. Hope is an anchor of the soul, sure and stedfast, entering into that within the veil. Let those who are in spiritual darkness hold fast by that, and think not of putting to sea again, but abide by Christ, and wait till the day break, and the shadows flee away.
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