After sailing slowly for many days, we arrived off Cnidus. When the wind impeded us, we sailed to the lee of Crete, opposite Salmone.
Cross ReferencesActs 2:11
both Jews and converts to Judaism; Cretans and Arabs--we hear them declaring the mighty works of God in our own tongues!"
After putting out from there, we sailed to the lee of Cyprus because the winds were against us.
Since the harbor was unsuitable to winter in, the majority decided to sail on, if somehow they could reach Phoenix to winter there. Phoenix was a harbor in Crete facing both southwest and northwest.
After the men had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up among them and said, "Men, you should have followed my advice not to sail from Crete. Then you would have averted this disaster and loss.
The reason I left you in Crete was that you would set in order what was unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.
As one of their own prophets has said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons."
Chapter Outline1. Paul shipping toward Rome,
10. foretells of the danger of the voyage,
11. but is not believed.
14. They are tossed to and fro by a storm;
41. and suffer shipwreck;
44. yet all come safe to land.
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Acts 27:12, 13, 21
Titus 1:5, 12
Crete, or, Candy.
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