Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Acts 27

Paul shipping toward Rome,

Acts 27:1 Now, when it was determined that we should sail for Italy, they proceeded to deliver Paul, and certain other prisoners, unto a centurion by name Julius, of an Augustan band. Acts 27:2 And, going on board a ship of Adramittium, about to sail unto the places along the coast of Asia, we put to sea, there being with us, Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica; Acts 27:3 and, on the next day, we put into Zidon,—and Julius, treating Paul, kindly, gave him leave to go unto his friends and refresh himself; Acts 27:4 and, from thence putting out to sea, we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were contrary; Acts 27:5 and, sailing across the sea which is off Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came down to Myra, a city of Lycia. Acts 27:6 And the centurion, there, finding a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy, put us therein. Acts 27:7 And, for a good many days sailing slowly, and getting with difficulty over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us to get on, we sailed under the lee of Crete, over against Salmone; Acts 27:8 and, with difficulty coasting it, we came to a certain place called Fair Havens, near to which was the city of Lasea. Acts 27:9 And, when a considerable time had passed, and sailing was already dangerous, because, even the Fast, had already gone by, Paul began to advise,

foretelleth of the danger of the voyage,

Acts 27:10 saying to them—Sirs! I perceive that, with damage and great loss, not only of the cargo and of the ship, but even of our persons, shall the voyage certainly be attended.

but is not believed.

Acts 27:11 But, the centurion, by the master, and by the shipowner, was more persuaded than by the things which, by Paul, were spoken. Acts 27:12 And, the harbour being, incommodious, to winter in, the more part, advised to put to sea from thence, if by any means they might be able to reach Phoenix, to winter, [which was] a harbour of Crete, looking north-east and south-east. Acts 27:13 And, a south wind blowing softly, supposing they had secured their purpose, weighing anchor, they began to sail close in shore along Crete.

They are tossed to and fro with tempest,

Acts 27:14 But, after no long time, there beat down from it a tempestuous wind, called Euraquilo,— Acts 27:15 and, the ship being caught and we not being able to bring her head to the wind, we let her go, and were borne along. Acts 27:16 And, running under the lee, of some small island, called Cauda, we were able, with difficulty, to make ourselves masters of the boat,— Acts 27:17 which, hoisting up, they began to use, helps, under-girding the ship; and, fearing lest, on the sand-bank of Africa, they should run aground, lowering the gear, so, were they borne along. Acts 27:18 But, we being exceedingly tempest-tossed, on the next day, they began to throw [cargo] overboard; Acts 27:19 and, on the third day, with their own hands, the tackling of the ship, they cast away. Acts 27:20 And, neither, sun nor stars, appearing for many days, and, no small tempest, lying upon us, in the end, all hope that we should be saved, began to be taken from us. Acts 27:21 But, when they had been, long without food, then, Paul, standing in the midst of them, said—Ye ought, indeed, Sir! yielding to me, not to have sailed away from Crete, to get this damage and loss. . . .

assured of their safety,

Acts 27:22 And, now, I recommend you to be of good courage; for, loss of life, shall there be, none at all, from among you,—only the ship. Acts 27:23 For there stood by me this night, belonging unto the God whose I am, unto whom also I am doing divine service, a messenger, Acts 27:24 saying—Be not afraid, Paul! for, before Caesar, must thou needs stand. And lo! God hath granted to thee as a favour, all them who are sailing with thee. Acts 27:25 Wherefore, be of good courage, Sirs; for I believe in God—that, so, it shall be, according as it hath been told me. Acts 27:26 Upon a certain island, however, must we needs be wrecked. Acts 27:27 And, when, the fourteenth night, had come, and we were being driven to and fro in the Adriatic, about midnight, the sailors suspected that some country was, nearing, them; Acts 27:28 and, sounding, they found twenty fathoms,—and, going a little further, and again sounding, they found fifteen fathoms. Acts 27:29 And, fearing lest haply, on rocky places, we should be wrecked, out of stern, cast they four anchors,—and began praying that day might dawn. Acts 27:30 But, when, the sailors, were seeking to flee out of the ship, and had lowered the boat into the sea, by pretext, as though out of the prow they had been about to reach anchors, Acts 27:31 Paul said unto the centurion, and unto the soldiers—Except, these, abide in the ship, ye yourselves, cannot be saved! Acts 27:32 Then, the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off. Acts 27:33 And, until day was about to dawn, Paul continued to beseech one and all to take some food, saying—This day is, the fourteenth day, that, suspense, fasting, ye are completing,—having helped yourselves, to nothing. Acts 27:34 Wherefore, I beseech you to take some food,—for, this, lays a foundation for your safety; for, of no one of you, shall a hair of the head perish. Acts 27:35 And, having said these things, and taken a loaf, he gave thanks unto God before all, and, breaking it, began to eat. Acts 27:36 And, all becoming, of good cheer, they also, helped themselves to food. Acts 27:37 Now we were, in the ship, in all, about seventy-six souls. Acts 27:38 And, when they were satisfied with food, they began lightening the ship, casting out the wheat into the sea. Acts 27:39 And, when day came, they could not recognise, the land; but perceived, a certain bay, having a beach,—upon which they were minded, if they could, safely to bring the ship. Acts 27:40 And, casting off the anchors, they let them go into the sea,—at the same time, loosening the lashings of the rudders, and, hoisting up the foresail to the wind, they made for the beach.

and suffer shipwreck;

Acts 27:41 But, falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and, the foreship sticking fast, remained immoveable, while, the stern, began to break up, from the violence [of the waves]. Acts 27:42 Now, the soldiers counsel, turned out to be, that they should kill, the prisoners, lest any one should swim out and escape; Acts 27:43 but, the centurion, being minded to bring Paul safely through, hindered them of their purpose, and ordered such as were able to swim, to cast themselves overboard and, get first to the land,—

yet all come safe to land.

Acts 27:44 and, the rest, some, on planks, and, some, on other things from the ship, . . . and, so, it came to pass, that, all, were brought safely through, on to the land.

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