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Chapter 27

Acts 27:1 When it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners to one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus’ cohort.

Acts 27:2 And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, about to sail by the borders of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica came with us.

Acts 27:3 And the next day we landed at Sidon. And Julius courteously treated Paul, and gave him freedom to go to his friends to refresh himself.

Acts 27:4 When we had gone to sea from there, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were against us.

Acts 27:5 When we had sailed across the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia.

Acts 27:6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us in it.

Acts 27:7 When we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce had crossed over against Cnidus, the wind not permitting us, we sailed under the shelter of Crete off Salmone;

Acts 27:8 and, hardly passing it, came to a place which is called The Fair Havens; near the city of Lasea.

Acts 27:9 Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the Fast was now over, Paul advised them,

Acts 27:10 and said to them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage is about to be with hurt with much damage, not only of the cargo and ship, but also of our lives.

Acts 27:11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

Acts 27:12 Because the harbor was not suitable to winter in, the majority advised to depart from there also, if by any means they might attain to Phoenix, and there to winter; which is a harbor of Crete, and opens toward the southwest and northwest.

Acts 27:13 So when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, putting out from there, they sailed close by Crete.

Acts 27:14 But not long after this there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.

Acts 27:15 And when the ship was caught, and could not head up into the wind, we let her drive.

Acts 27:16 And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we secured the smaller boat with difficulty:

Acts 27:17 Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing unless they should fall into the sand bars, struck sail, and so were driven.

Acts 27:18 Then we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship;

Acts 27:19 and the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.

Acts 27:20 For when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small storm beat on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.

Acts 27:21 But after long silence Paul stood out in the middle of them, and said, Sirs, you should have listened to me, and not have sailed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.

Acts 27:22 But now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there will be no loss of anyone’s life among you, but of the ship.

Acts 27:23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

Acts 27:24 saying, fear not, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar: and, look, God has given you all them that sail with you.

Acts 27:25 Therefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it will be just as it was told me.

Acts 27:26 However we must be cast upon a certain island.

Acts 27:27 But when the fourteenth night had come, as we were driven up and down in the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors sensed that they came near to some land;

Acts 27:28 and sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms.

Acts 27:29 Then fearing unless we should have fallen upon the rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and prayed for the day.

Acts 27:30 As the sailors were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the smaller boat into the sea, under pretense as though they would have cast anchors out of the bow,

Acts 27:31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, unless these stay in the ship, you cannot be saved.

Acts 27:32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the smaller boat, and let her fall off.

Acts 27:33 And while the day was about to come on, Paul asked them all to take food, saying, this day is the fourteenth day that you have stayed and continued fasting, having taken nothing.

Acts 27:34 Therefore I entreat you to eat some food: for this is for your health: for there will not a hair fall from the head of any of you.

Acts 27:35 When he had so spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in the presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat.

Acts 27:36 Then were they all of good cheer, and they also ate some food.

Acts 27:37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred seventy-six souls.

Acts 27:38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.

Acts 27:39 When it was day, they did not recognize the land: but they discovered a certain creek with a shore, into which they were determined, if it were possible, to steer the ship.

Acts 27:40 When they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves to the sea, and loosed the rudder ropes, and hoisted up the mainsail to the wind, and steering toward the shore.

Acts 27:41 And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the bow stuck fast, and remained unmovable, but the stern part was broken with the violence of the waves.

Acts 27:42 Now the soldiers’ counsel was to kill the prisoners, unless any of them should swim out, and escape.

Acts 27:43 But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose; and commanded that they which could swim should cast themselves first into the sea, and get to land:

Acts 27:44 and the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they all escaped safe to land.