Matthew Bible

Acts 27

Paul shipping toward Rome,

Acts 27:1 When it was concluded that we shoulde sayle into Italye, they deliuered Paule, and certaine other prisoners vnto one named Iulius, an vnder captayne of Cesars souldiers. Acts 27:2 And we entred into a ship of Adramicium, and lowsed from land, appointed to saile by the coastes of Asia, one Aristarcus out of Macedonia, of the countrey of Thessalia, beinge with vs. Acts 27:3 And the next day we came to Sidon. And Iulius courteously entreated Paule, and gaue hym libertie to go vnto his frendes, and to refreshe him selfe. Acts 27:4 And from thence lanched we, and sayled hard by Cypers, because the windes were contrarie. Acts 27:5 Then sayled we ouer the sea of Cylycia, and Pamphilia, and came to Mira a citie in Lycia. Acts 27:6 And there the vnder captaine founde a shyp of Alexander redy to sayle into Italy & put vs therin. Acts 27:7 And when we had sailed slowly manye dayes, and scace were come ouer againste Gnidou (because the wynde withstode vs) we sayled harde by the coastes of Candy, ouer againste Salmo, Acts 27:8 and with much worcke sayled beyonde it, and came vnto a place called good porte. Nye wherunto was a cytie called Lasea. Acts 27:9 When muche tyme was spente and sailinge was nowe ieoperdous, because also that we had ouerlonge fasted, Paule put them in remembraunce,

foretelleth of the danger of the voyage,

Acts 27:10 and sayed vnto them Sirs: I perceiue that thys viage wilbe wyth hurte and much domage, not of the lodynge. And ship onely: but also of oure liues.

but is not believed.

Acts 27:11 Neuerthelater the vndercaptaine beleued the gouerner & the maister, better then those thinges, which were spoken of Paule. Acts 27:12 And because the hauen was not commodious to winter in, many toke counsell to departe thence, if by anye meanes they mighte attaine to Phenices, and there to winter, which is an hauen of Candy, and serueth to the southwest and northwest wind. Acts 27:13 When the south wind blewe, they supposynge to obtayne theyr purpose, loused vnto Asson and sailed paste al Candy.

They are tossed to and fro with tempest,

Acts 27:14 But anone after there arose againste their purpose, a flowe of winde out of þe northeaste. Acts 27:15 And when the shyp was caughte, and coulde not resiste the winde, we lette her go & draue with the wether. Acts 27:16 And we came vnto an yle named Clauda, and had muche worke to come by a bote, Acts 27:17 whiche they toke vp an vsed helpe, vndergerdinge the shippe, fearinge lest they shoulde haue fallen into Syrtes and we let doune a vessell and so were caried. Acts 27:18 The nexte daye, when we were tossed with an excedinge tempest, they lightened the shippe, Acts 27:19 & the third daye we cast out with oure owne handes, the tacklinge of the shippe. Acts 27:20 When at the laste nether sunne nor starre in manye dayes appeared, and no smal tempest laye vpon vs, all hope that we shoulde be saued, was then taken awaye. Acts 27:21 Then after longe abstinence, Paul stode forth in the middest of them and saied: Syrs ye shoulde haue herkened to me, and not haue loused from Candy, neyther to haue brought vnto vs this harme and losse.

assured of their safety,

Acts 27:22 And nowe I exhorte you to be of good chere, for there shall be no losse of anye mans lyfe amonge you, saue of the shyppe onelye. Acts 27:23 For there stode by me this nyght the aungell of God. Whose I am, and whom I serue, Acts 27:24 sayinge. Feare not Paule, for thou muste be broughte before Cesar. And lo, God hath geuen vnto the all that sayle wyth the. Acts 27:25 Wherfore Syrs be of good cheare: for I beleue God, that so it shal be euen as it was tolde me. Acts 27:26 How be it we must be cast into a certaine Ilande. Acts 27:27 But when the fourtenth nyghte was come, as we were caryed in Adria about midnyght, the shipmen demed that there appeared some countreye vnto them: Acts 27:28 and sounded, and founde it .xx. feadoms. And when they had gone a litle further, they sounded againe, and founde .xv. feadoms. Acts 27:29 Then fearing lest they should haue fallen on some Rocke, they cast .iiij. ancres out the sterne, and wyshed for the day. Acts 27:30 As the shipmen were about to flee out of the shyp, & had let doune the bote into the sea, vnder a coloure, as though they woulde haue cast ancres out of the forshyppe: Acts 27:31 Paule sayed vnto the vnder captaine, and the souldiers: excepte these abyde in the shyp, ye can not be safe. Acts 27:32 Then the souldiers cut of the rope of the bote, and let it fall away. Acts 27:33 And in the meane tyme betwixt that and daye, Paule besoughte them al to take meate, sayinge: thys is the fourtenth daye, that ye haue taried, and continued fastinge, receiuinge nothinge at all. Acts 27:34 Wherfore I praye you take meate: for thys no doubte is for your health: for there shall not an heire fal from the heade of anye of you. Acts 27:35 And when he had thus spoken, he toke bread, and gaue thankes to God in presence of them all, and brake it, and began 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 shippe, two hundreth three score and sixtene soules. Acts 27:38 And when they had eaten inough, they lyghtened the shippe, & cast out the wheate into the sea. Acts 27:39 When it was daye, they knewe not the land, but they spied a certaine hauen wyth a banke, into the which they were minded (if it were possible) to thrust in the shippe. Acts 27:40 And when they had taken vp the ancres, they committed them selues vnto the sea, and loused þe rudder bondes, and hoysed vp the manye sayle to the winde and drue to lande.

and suffer shipwreck;

Acts 27:41 But they chaunsed on a place, whiche had the sea on both the sydes, and thruste in the ship. And the fore part stucke fast and moued not, but þe hinder brake wyth the violence of the wawes. Acts 27:42 The souldiers counsel was to kyll þe prysoners, lest anye of them, when he had swome out, shoulde flee awaye. Acts 27:43 But the vnder captaine willing to saue Paule, kepte them from their purpose, and commaunded that they þt could swyme, should cast them selues first into the sea, and scape to land.

yet all come safe to land.

Acts 27:44 And the other he commaunded to go, some on bourdes, & some on broken peces of the shyp. And so it came to passe, that they came al safe to lande.

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