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Acts 27

Paul shipping toward Rome,

Acts 27:1 And 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' band. Acts 27:2 And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we lanched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia, [one] Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us. Acts 27:3 And the next [day] we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously treated Paul, and gave [him] liberty to go to his friends to refresh himself. Acts 27:4 And when we had lanched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary. Acts 27:5 And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Mira, [a city] of Lycia. Acts 27:6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein. Acts 27:7 And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce had come over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone: Acts 27:8 And hardly passing it, came to a place which is called, The fair havens; nigh to which was the city [of] Lasea. Acts 27:9 Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished [them].

foretelleth of the danger of the voyage,

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

but is not believed.

Acts 27:11 Nevertheless, the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship more than the things which were spoken by Paul. Acts 27:12 And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the greater part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, [and there] to winter; [which is] a haven of Crete, and lieth towards the south-west and north-west. Acts 27:13 And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained [their] purpose, loosing [thence], they sailed close by Crete.

They are tossed to and fro with tempest,

Acts 27:14 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon. Acts 27:15 And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let [her] drive. Acts 27:16 And running under a certain isle which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat: Acts 27:17 Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, struck sail, and so were driven. Acts 27:18 And 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 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on [us], all hope that we should be saved was then taken away. Acts 27:21 But after long abstinence, Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened to me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.

assured of their safety,

Acts 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. 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; thou must be brought before Cesar: and lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee. Acts 27:25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it will be even as it was told to me. Acts 27:26 But we must be cast upon a certain isle. Acts 27:27 When the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen suspected that they drew near to some country: 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 lest we should fall upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day. Acts 27:30 And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under color as though they would cast anchors out of the foreship, Acts 27:31 Paul said to the centurion, and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved. Acts 27:32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off. Acts 27:33 And while the day was coming on, Paul besought [them] all to take food, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried, and continued fasting, having taken nothing. Acts 27:34 Wherefore I pray you to take [some] food; for this is for your health: for there shall not a hair fall from the head of any of you. Acts 27:35 And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all; and when he had broken [it], he began to eat. Acts 27:36 Then they were all of good cheer, and they also took food. Acts 27:37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred and seventy six souls. Acts 27:38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast the wheat into the sea. Acts 27:39 And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they discovered a certain creek with a shore, into which they purposed, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship. Acts 27:40 And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed [themselves] to the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and hoisted the mainsail to the wind, and made towards the shore.

and suffer shipwreck;

Acts 27:41 And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained immovable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves. Acts 27:42 And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest 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 who could swim, should cast [themselves] first [into the sea], and get to land:

yet all come safe 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.

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