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Acts 27

27:1 And when our sailing to Italy was determined, they were delivering up both Paul and certain others, prisoners, to a centurion, by name Julius, of the band of Sebastus, 27:2 and having embarked in a ship of Adramyttium, we, being about to sail by the coasts of Asia, did set sail, there being with us Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, 27:3 on the next [day] also we touched at Sidon, and Julius, courteously treating Paul, did permit [him] , having gone on unto friends, to receive [their] care. 27:4 And thence, having set sail, we sailed under Cyprus, because of the winds being contrary, 27:5 and having sailed over the sea over-against Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myria of Lycia, 27:6 and there the centurion having found a ship of Alexandria, sailing to Italy, did put us into it, 27:7 and having sailed slowly many days, and with difficulty coming over-against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over-against Salmone, 27:8 and hardly passing it, we came to a certain place called `Fair Havens,' nigh to which was the city [of] Lasaea. 27:9 And much time being spent, and the sailing being now dangerous--because of the fast also being already past--Paul was admonishing, 27:10 saying to them, `Men, I perceive that with hurt, and much damage, not only of the lading and of the ship, but also of our lives--the voyage is about to be;' 27:11 but the centurion to the pilot and to the shipowner gave credence more than to the things spoken by Paul;  27:12 and the haven being incommodious to winter in, the more part gave counsel to sail thence also, if by any means they might be able, having attained to Phenice, [there] to winter, [which is] a haven of Crete, looking to the south-west and north-west, 27:13 and a south wind blowing softly, having thought they had obtained [their] purpose, having lifted anchor, they sailed close by Crete, 27:14 and not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, that is called Euroclydon, 27:15 and the ship being caught, and not being able to bear up against the wind, having given [her] up, we were borne on, 27:16 and having run under a certain little isle, called Clauda, we were hardly able to become masters of the boat, 27:17 which having taken up, they were using helps, undergirding the ship, and fearing lest they may fall on the quicksand, having let down the mast--so were borne on. 27:18 And we, being exceedingly tempest-tossed, the succeeding [day] they were making a clearing, 27:19 and on the third [day] with our own hands the tackling of the ship we cast out, 27:20 and neither sun nor stars appearing for more days, and not a little tempest lying upon us, thenceforth all hope was taken away of our being saved.  27:21 And there having been long fasting, then Paul having stood in the midst of them, said, `It behoved [you] , indeed, O men--having hearkened to me--not to set sail from Crete, and to save this hurt and damage; 27:22 and now I exhort you to be of good cheer, for there shall be no loss of life among you--but of the ship; 27:23 for there stood by me this night a messenger of God--whose I am, and whom I serve-- 27:24 saying, Be not afraid Paul; before Caesar it behoveth thee to stand; and, lo, God hath granted to thee all those sailing with thee; 27:25 wherefore be of good cheer, men! for I believe God, that so it shall be, even as it hath been spoken to me, 27:26 and on a certain island it behoveth us to be cast.' 27:27 And when the fourteenth night came--we being borne up and down in the Adria--toward the middle of the night the sailors were supposing that some country drew nigh to them; 27:28 and having sounded they found twenty fathoms, and having gone a little farther, and again having sounded, they found fifteen fathoms, 27:29 and fearing lest on rough places we may fall, out of the stern having cast four anchors, they were wishing day to come. 27:30 And the sailors seeking to flee out of the ship, and having let down the boat to the sea, in pretence as [if] out of the foreship they are about to cast anchors, 27:31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, `If these do not remain in the ship--ye are not able to be saved;' 27:32 then the soldiers did cut off the ropes of the boat, and suffered it to fall off. 27:33 And till the day was about to be, Paul was calling upon all to partake of nourishment, saying, `Fourteen days to-day, waiting, ye continue fasting, having taken nothing, 27:34 wherefore I call upon you to take nourishment, for this is for your safety, for of not one of you shall a hair from the head fall;' 27:35 and having said these things, and having taken bread, he gave thanks to God before all, and having broken [it] , he began to eat; 27:36 and all having become of good cheer, themselves also took food, 27:37 (and we were--all the souls in the ship--two hundred, seventy and six), 27:38 and having eaten sufficient nourishment, they were lightening the ship, casting forth the wheat into the sea. 27:39 And when the day came, they were not discerning the land, but a certain creek were perceiving having a beach, into which they took counsel, if possible, to thrust forward the ship, 27:40 and the anchors having taken up, they were committing [it] to the sea, at the same time--having loosed the bands of the rudders, and having hoisted up the mainsail to the wind--they were making for the shore, 27:41 and having fallen into a place of two seas, they ran the ship aground, and the fore-part, indeed, having stuck fast, did remain immoveable, but the hinder-part was broken by the violence of the waves. 27:42 And the soldiers' counsel was that they should kill the prisoners, lest any one having swam out should escape, 27:43 but the centurion, wishing to save Paul, hindered them from the counsel, and did command those able to swim, having cast themselves out first--to get unto the land, 27:44 and the rest, some indeed upon boards, and some upon certain things of the ship; and thus it came to pass that all came safe unto the land. 

Young's Literal Translation - Public Domain