Acts 27
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1When it was decided that we would sail for Italy, Paul and some other prisoners were handed over to a centurion named Julius, who belonged to the Augustan Regiment.1And when it was decided that we should sail for Italy, they delivered Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan Cohort named Julius.
2We boarded an Adramyttian ship about to sail for ports along the coast of Asia, and we put out to sea. Aristarchus, a Macedonian from Thessalonica, was with us.2And embarking in a ship of Adramyttium, which was about to sail to the ports along the coast of Asia, we put to sea, accompanied by Aristarchus, a Macedonian from Thessalonica.
3The next day we landed at Sidon, and Julius treated Paul with consideration, allowing him to visit his friends and receive their care.3The next day we put in at Sidon. And Julius treated Paul kindly and gave him leave to go to his friends and be cared for.
4After putting out from there, we sailed to the lee of Cyprus because the winds were against us.4And putting out to sea from there we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were against us.
5And when we had sailed across the open sea off the coast of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra in Lycia.5And when we had sailed across the open sea along the coast of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra in Lycia.
6There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy and put us on board.6There the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy and put us on board.
7After sailing slowly for many days, we arrived off Cnidus. When the wind impeded us, we sailed to the lee of Crete, opposite Salmone.7We sailed slowly for a number of days and arrived with difficulty off Cnidus, and as the wind did not allow us to go farther, we sailed under the lee of Crete off Salmone.
8After we had moved along the coast with difficulty, we came to a place called Fair Havens, near the town of Lasea.8Coasting along it with difficulty, we came to a place called Fair Havens, near which was the city of Lasea.
9By now much time had passed, and the voyage had already become dangerous because it was after the Fast. So Paul advised them,9Since much time had passed, and the voyage was now dangerous because even the Fast was already over, Paul advised them,
10“Men, I can see that our voyage will be filled with disaster and great loss, not only to ship and cargo, but to our own lives as well.”10saying, “Sirs, I perceive that the voyage will be with injury and much loss, not only of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives.”
11But contrary to Paul’s advice, the centurion was persuaded by the pilot and by the owner of the ship.11But the centurion paid more attention to the pilot and to the owner of the ship than to what Paul said.
12Since 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.12And because the harbor was not suitable to spend the winter in, the majority decided to put out to sea from there, on the chance that somehow they could reach Phoenix, a harbor of Crete, facing both southwest and northwest, and spend the winter there.
13When a gentle south wind began to blow, they thought they had their opportunity. So they weighed anchor and sailed along, hugging the coast of Crete.13Now when the south wind blew gently, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor and sailed along Crete, close to the shore.
14But it was not long before a cyclone called the Northeaster swept down across the island.14But soon a tempestuous wind, called the northeaster, struck down from the land.
15Unable to head into the wind, the ship was caught up. So we gave way and let ourselves be driven along.15And when the ship was caught and could not face the wind, we gave way to it and were driven along.
16Passing to the lee of a small island called Cauda, we barely managed to secure the lifeboat.16Running under the lee of a small island called Cauda, we managed with difficulty to secure the ship’s boat.
17After hoisting it up, the crew used ropes to undergird the ship. And fearing they would run aground on the sandbars of Syrtis, they lowered the sea anchor and were driven along.17After hoisting it up, they used supports to undergird the ship. Then, fearing that they would run aground on the Syrtis, they lowered the gear, and thus they were driven along.
18We were tossed so violently that the next day the men began to jettison the cargo.18Since we were violently storm-tossed, they began the next day to jettison the cargo.
19On the third day, they threw the ship’s tackle overboard with their own hands.19And on the third day they threw the ship’s tackle overboard with their own hands.
20When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the great storm continued to batter us, we abandoned all hope of being saved.20When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned.
21After 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.21Since they had been without food for a long time, Paul stood up among them and said, “Men, you should have listened to me and not have set sail from Crete and incurred this injury and loss.
22But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because you will not experience any loss of life, but only of the ship.22Yet now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.
23Just last night an angel of God, whose I am and whom I serve, stood beside me23For this very night there stood before me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship,
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.’24and he said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.’
25So take courage, men, for I believe God that it will happen just as He told me.25So take heart, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told.
26However, we must run aground on some island.”26But we must run aground on some island.”
27On the fourteenth night we were still being driven across the Adriatic Sea. About midnight the sailors sensed they were approaching land.27When the fourteenth night had come, as we were being driven across the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors suspected that they were nearing land.
28They took soundings and found that the water was twenty fathoms deep. Going a little farther, they took another set of soundings that read fifteen fathoms.28So they took a sounding and found twenty fathoms. A little farther on they took a sounding again and found fifteen fathoms.
29Fearing that we would run aground on the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed for daybreak.29And fearing that we might run on the rocks, they let down four anchors from the stern and prayed for day to come.
30Meanwhile, the sailors attempted to escape from the ship. Pretending to lower anchors from the bow, they let the lifeboat down into the sea.30And as the sailors were seeking to escape from the ship, and had lowered the ship’s boat into the sea under pretense of laying out anchors from the bow,
31But Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, “Unless these men remain with the ship, you cannot be saved.”31Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, “Unless these men stay in the ship, you cannot be saved.”
32So the soldiers cut the ropes to the lifeboat and set it adrift.32Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the ship’s boat and let it go.
33Right up to daybreak, Paul kept urging them all to eat: “Today is your fourteenth day in constant suspense, without taking any food.33As day was about to dawn, Paul urged them all to take some food, saying, “Today is the fourteenth day that you have continued in suspense and without food, having taken nothing.
34So for your own preservation, I urge you to eat something, because not a single hair of your head will be lost.”34Therefore I urge you to take some food. For it will give you strength, for not a hair is to perish from the head of any of you.”
35After he had said this, Paul took bread and gave thanks to God in front of them all. Then he broke it and began to eat.35And when he had said these things, he took bread, and giving thanks to God in the presence of all he broke it and began to eat.
36They were all encouraged and took some food themselves.36Then they all were encouraged and ate some food themselves.
37In all, there were 276 of us on board.37(We were in all 276 persons in the ship.)
38After the men had eaten their fill, they lightened the ship by throwing the grain into the sea.38And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.
39When daylight came, they did not recognize the land, but they sighted a bay with a sandy beach, where they decided to run the ship aground if they could.39Now when it was day, they did not recognize the land, but they noticed a bay with a beach, on which they planned if possible to run the ship ashore.
40Cutting away the anchors, they left them in the sea as they loosened the ropes that held the rudders. Then they hoisted the foresail to the wind and made for the beach.40So they cast off the anchors and left them in the sea, at the same time loosening the ropes that tied the rudders. Then hoisting the foresail to the wind they made for the beach.
41But the vessel struck a sandbar and ran aground. The bow stuck fast and would not move, and the stern was being broken up by the pounding of the waves.41But striking a reef, they ran the vessel aground. The bow stuck and remained immovable, and the stern was being broken up by the surf.
42The soldiers planned to kill the prisoners so none of them could swim to freedom.42The soldiers’ plan was to kill the prisoners, lest any should swim away and escape.
43But the centurion, wanting to spare Paul’s life, thwarted their plan. He commanded those who could swim to jump overboard first and get to land.43But the centurion, wishing to save Paul, kept them from carrying out their plan. He ordered those who could swim to jump overboard first and make for the land,
44The rest were to follow on planks and various parts of the ship. In this way everyone was brought safely to land.44and the rest on planks or on pieces of the ship. And so it was that all were brought safely to land.
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