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Acts 27

Paul shipping toward Rome,

Acts 27:1 When it was concluded, þt we shuld sayle into Italy they delyuered both Paul & certayne other presoners, vnto one named Iulius, an vndercaptayne of Cesars soudiars. Acts 27:2 And we entred into a shyp of Adramicium, and loosed from land, apoynted to sayle by the coastes of Asia, one Aristarcus out of Macedonia, of the contre of Thessalonia taryinge styll with vs. Acts 27:3 And þe nexte daye we came to Sidon. And Iulius courteously entreated Paul, and gaue him lyberte, to go vnto his frendes, & to refresshe hym selfe. Acts 27:4 And whan we had launched from thence, we sayled harde by Cypers, because the wyndes were contrarye. Acts 27:5 And whan we had sayled ouer þe see of Cylicia, & Pamphilia, we cam to Myra whych is in Lycia. Acts 27:6 And there the vndercaptayne founde a shyppe of Alexandria ready, that sayled into Italy, and he put vs therin. Acts 27:7 And when we had sayled slowly many dayes, and scace were come ouer agaynst Guydon (because the wynde wyth stode vs) we sayled harde by the coaste of Candy, ouer agaynst Salmo, Acts 27:8 and wyth moche worke sayled beyonde it, & came vnto a place which is called the fayre hauens. Nye wher vnto was the cytie of Lasea Acts 27:9 when moche tyme was spent, and whan sayling was now ieoperdous, because also that they had ouerlonge fasted, Paul put them in remembraunce,

foretelleth of the danger of the voyage,

Acts 27:10 and sayd vnto them: Syrs I perceaue, that thys viage wilbe wyth hurte and moche damage, not of the ladynge and shyp onely, but also of your lyues:

but is not believed.

Acts 27:11 Neuerthelesse þe vnder captayne beleued þe gouerner & þe master of þe shyp more then those thynges whych were spoken of Paul. Acts 27:12 And because the hauen was not commodious to wynter in, many toke counsell to departe thence, yf by eny meanes they myght attayne to Phenices & there to wynter, whych is an hauen of Candy, and lyeth toward the southwest and north west wynde. Acts 27:13 When the south wynde blewe, they supposynge to obtayne their purpose, loosed vnto Asson, and sayled past all Candy.

They are tossed to and fro with tempest,

Acts 27:14 But not long after, ther arose agaynst theyr purpose, a flawe of wynde out of the northeast. Acts 27:15 And when the shyp was caught & could not resyst þe wynde, we let her go, and draue with þe wether. Acts 27:16 But we were caryed in to an yle whych is named Clauda, and had moche worke to come by a bote, Acts 27:17 whych they toke vp, and vsed helpe, & made fast þe shyppe, fearinge, lest they shuld fall into the Syrtes. And so they let downe a vessell, and were caryed. Acts 27:18 The nexte daye (when we were tossed wyth an exceadinge tempest) they lyghttened the shyp, Acts 27:19 and the thyrde daye we cast out wyth oure awne handes the taklynge of the shippe. Acts 27:20 When at the last, nether the sunne nor starres in many dayes appeared, and no small tempest laye vpon vs, all hope that we shuld escape, was then taken awaye. Acts 27:21 But after longe abstynence, Paul stode forth in the myddes of them, & sayde: Syrs, ye shulde haue harkened to me, and not haue loosed from Candy, nether to haue brought vnto vs thys harme & losse.

assured of their safety,

Acts 27:22 And now I exhorte you to be of good chere. For ther shalbe no losse of eny mans lyfe amonge you, saue of the ship onely. Acts 27:23 For ther stode by me thys nyght þe angell of God, whose I am, and who I serue, Acts 27:24 saying: feare not Paul þu must be brought before Cesar, And lo, God hath geuen the all them that sayle wyth the. Acts 27:25 Wherfore syrs be of good chere: for I beleue God, that it shalbe euen as it was tolde me. Acts 27:26 How be it we must be cast into a certayne ylonde: Acts 27:27 But when the fourtenth nyght was come (as we were sayling in Adria about mydnyght) the shypmen demed, that ther appeared some countre vnto them: Acts 27:28 and sounded, & founde it .xx. feddoms. And when they had gone a lytell further, they sounded agayne, and founde .xv. feddoms. Acts 27:29 Then fearynge lest they shuld haue fallen on some rocke, they cast .iiij. ancres out of the sterne, and wysshed for the daye. Acts 27:30 As the shypmen were about to flee out of the shyp (whan they had let downe þe bote into the see, vnder a couloure, as though they wolde haue cast ancres out of the forshippe) Acts 27:31 Paul sayde vnto the vndercaptayne and to the soudyers: excepte these abyde in the shypye cannot be safe. Acts 27:32 Then the soudyers cut of þe rope of the bote, and let it fall awaye. Acts 27:33 And whan the daye beganne to appeare, Paul besought them all to take meate, sayinge: thys is the fourtenth daye, that ye haue taryed and contynued fastynge, receauynge nothing at all. Acts 27:34 Wherfore, I praye you to take meate: for this no dout is for youre helth: for ther shall not an heer fall from the heed of eny of you. Acts 27:35 And when he had thus spoken, he toke breed and gaue thankes to God in presence of them all: and whan he had broken it, he beganne to eate. Acts 27:36 Then were they all of good cheare, and they also toke meate. Acts 27:37 We were all together in the shyp, two hundred threscore and syxtene soules. Acts 27:38 And when they had eaten ynough, they lyghtened the shyp, and cast out the wheate in to the see. Acts 27:39 When it was daye, they knew not the lande, but they spyed a certayne hauen with a bancke, into the whych they were mynded (if it were possyble) to thrust in þe shyp. Acts 27:40 And when they had taken vp the ancres, they committed them selues vnto the see, and lowsed the rudder bondes and hoysed vp the mayne sayle to the wynde, and drue to lande.

and suffer shipwreck;

Acts 27:41 And whan they chaunced on a place, whych had the see on both the sydes, they thrust in the shyp. And the foreparte stucke fast and moued not, but the hynder parte brake wyth þe violence of the waues. Acts 27:42 The Soudyars councell was to kyll the presoners, lest eny of them, when he had swome out, shulde ronne awaye. Acts 27:43 But the vndercaptayne wyllinge to saue Paul, kept them from theyr purpose, and commaunded that they whych coulde swymme, shulde cast them selues fyrst into the see, and scape to lande.

yet all come safe to land.

Acts 27:44 And the other he commaunded to go, some on bordes, and some on broken peces of the shyp. And so it came to passe, that they escaped all safe to lande.

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