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 Acts 27:1 - 44
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   Book of Acts
   Chapter 27  - Click for Chapter Audio
27:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When it was decided that we R1574 would R1575 sail for Italy, R1576 they proceeded to deliver Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan cohort R1577 F600 named Julius.
 
27:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And embarking in an Adramyttian ship, which was about to sail to the regions along the coast of Asia, R1578 F601 we put out to sea accompanied by Aristarchus, R1579 a Macedonian R1580 of Thessalonica. R1581
 
27:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The next day we put in at Sidon; R1582 and Julius treated R1583 Paul with consideration and allowed R1584 him to go to his friends and receive care.
 
27:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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From there we put out to sea and sailed under the shelter of Cyprus R1585 because the R1586 winds were contrary.
 
27:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When we had sailed through the sea along the coast of Cilicia R1587 and Pamphylia, R1588 we landed at Myra in Lycia.
 
27:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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There the centurion found an Alexandrian R1589 ship sailing for Italy, R1590 and he put us aboard it.
 
27:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When we had sailed slowly for a good many days, and with difficulty had arrived off Cnidus, since R1591 the wind did not permit us to go farther, we sailed under the shelter of Crete, R1592 off Salmone;
 
27:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and with difficulty sailing R1593 past it we came to a place called Fair Havens, near which was the city of Lasea.
 
27:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When considerable time had passed and the voyage was now dangerous, since even the R1594 fast F602 was already over, Paul began to admonish them,
 
27:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and said to them, "Men, I perceive that the voyage will certainly be with damage R1595 and great loss, not only of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives."
 
27:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But the centurion was more persuaded by the pilot R1596 and the captain F603 of the ship than by what was being said by Paul.
 
27:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Because the harbor was not suitable for wintering, the majority reached a decision to put out to sea from there, if somehow they could reach Phoenix, a harbor of Crete, R1597 facing southwest and northwest, and spend the winter there.
 
27:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When F604 a moderate south wind came up, supposing that they had attained their purpose, they weighed anchor and began sailing R1598 along Crete, R1599 close inshore.
 
27:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But before very long there rushed R1600 down from the F605 land a violent wind, called Euraquilo; F606
 
27:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and when the ship was caught in it and could not face the wind, we gave way to it and let ourselves be driven along.
 
27:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Running under the shelter of a small island called Clauda, we were scarcely able to get the ship's boat F607 under control.
 
27:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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After they had hoisted it up, they used supporting F608 cables in undergirding the ship; and fearing that they might run R1601 aground on the shallows of Syrtis, they let down the sea F609 anchor and in this way let themselves be driven along.
 
27:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The next day as we were being violently storm-tossed, they F610 began to jettison R1602 the cargo;
 
27:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and on the third day they threw the ship's tackle overboard with their own hands.
 
27:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Since neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small storm was assailing us, from then on all hope of our being saved was gradually abandoned.
 
27:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When F611 they had gone a long time without food, then Paul stood up in their midst and said, "Men, R1603 you ought to have followed F612 my advice and not to have set sail from Crete R1604 and incurred F613 this damage R1603 and loss.
 
27:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Yet now I urge you to keep R1605 up your courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.
 
27:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"For this very night an R1606 angel of the God to whom I belong and whom R1607 I serve stood R1608 before me,
 
27:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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saying, `Do not be afraid, Paul; you R1609 must stand before Caesar; and behold, God has granted you all R1610 those who are sailing with you.'
 
27:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Therefore, keep R1611 up your courage, men, for I believe God that it F614 will turn out exactly as I have been told.
 
27:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"But we must run R1612 aground on a certain island." R1613
 
27:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But when the fourteenth night came, as we were being driven about in the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors began to surmise that they F615 were approaching some land.
 
27:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They took soundings and found it to be twenty fathoms; and a little farther on they took another sounding and found it to be fifteen fathoms.
 
27:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Fearing that we might run R1614 aground somewhere on the rocks, F616 they cast four anchors from the stern and wished F617 for daybreak.
 
27:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But as the sailors were trying to escape from the ship and had let down the R1615 ship's boat into the sea, on the pretense of intending to lay out anchors from the bow,
 
27:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, "Unless these men remain in the ship, you yourselves cannot be saved."
 
27:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the soldiers cut away the ropes R1616 of the ship's boat and let it fall away.
 
27:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Until the day was about to dawn, Paul was encouraging them all to take some food, saying, "Today is the fourteenth day that you have been constantly watching and going without eating, having taken nothing.
 
27:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Therefore I encourage you to take some food, for this is for your preservation, for not R1617 a hair from the head of any of you will perish."
 
27:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Having said this, he took bread and gave R1618 thanks to God in the presence of all, and he broke it and began to eat.
 
27:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
All of R1619 them were F618 encouraged and they themselves also took food.
 
27:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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All of us in the ship were two hundred and seventy-six persons. R1620 F619
 
27:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When they had eaten enough, they began to lighten the ship by throwing R1621 out the wheat into the sea.
 
27:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When day came, they R1622 could F620 not recognize the land; but they did observe a bay with a beach, and they resolved to drive the ship onto it if they could.
 
27:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And casting off the R1623 anchors, they left them in the sea while at the same time they were loosening the ropes of the rudders; and hoisting the foresail to the wind, they were heading for the beach.
 
27:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But striking a reef F621 where two seas met, they ran the vessel aground; and the prow stuck fast and remained immovable, but the stern began to be broken up by the force of the waves.
 
27:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The soldiers' plan was to kill R1624 the prisoners, so that none of them would swim away and escape;
 
27:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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but the centurion, wanting R1625 to bring Paul safely through, kept them from their intention, and commanded that those who could swim should jump F622 overboard first and get to land,
 
27:44 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and the rest should follow, some on planks, and others on various things from the ship. And so it happened that they R1626 all were brought safely to land.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F600 Or battalion
F601 I.e. west coast province of Asia Minor
F602 I.e. Day of Atonement in September or October, which was a dangerous time of year for navigation
F603 Or owner
F604 Lit a south wind having gently blown
F605 Lit it
F606 I.e. a northeaster
F607 Or skiff: a small boat in tow or carried on board for emergency use, transportation to and from shore, etc
F608 Lit helps
F609 Or gear
F610 Lit they were doing a throwing out
F611 Lit there being much abstinence from food
F612 Lit obeyed me
F613 Lit gained
F614 Lit it will be
F615 Lit some land was approaching them
F616 Lit rough places
F617 Lit they were praying for it to become day
F618 Lit became cheerful
F619 Lit souls
F620 Lit were not recognizing
F621 Lit place
F622 Lit throw themselves

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R1574 Acts 16:10;
R1575 Acts 25:12,25
R1576 Acts 18:2;
R1577 Acts 10:1
R1578 Acts 2:9
R1579 Acts 19:29
R1580 Acts 16:9
R1581 Acts 17:1
R1582 Matthew 11:21
R1583 Acts 27:43
R1584 Acts 24:23
R1585 Acts 4:36
R1586 Acts 27:7
R1587 Acts 6:9
R1588 Acts 13:13
R1589 Acts 28:11
R1590 Acts 18:2; 27:1
R1591 Acts 27:4
R1592 Acts 2:11; 27:12f,21; Titus 1:5,12
R1593 Acts 27:13
R1594 Leviticus 16:29-31; 23:27-29; Numbers 29:7
R1595 Acts 27:21
R1596 Revelation 18:17
R1597 Acts 2:11; 27:13,21; Titus 1:5,12
R1598 Acts 27:8
R1599 Acts 2:11; 27:12f,21; Titus 1:5,12
R1600 Mark 4:37
R1601 Acts 27:26,29
R1602 Jonah 1:5; Acts 27:38
R1603 Acts 27:10
R1604 Acts 27:7
R1605 Acts 27:25,36
R1606 Acts 5:19
R1607 Romans 1:9
R1608 Acts 18:9; 23:11; 2 Timothy 4:17
R1609 Acts 23:11
R1610 Acts 27:31,42,44
R1611 Acts 27:22,36
R1612 Acts 27:17,29
R1613 Acts 28:1
R1614 Acts 27:17,26
R1615 Acts 27:16
R1616 John 2:15
R1617 Matthew 10:30
R1618 Matthew 14:19
R1619 Acts 27:22,25
R1620 Acts 2:41
R1621 Jonah 1:5; Acts 27:18
R1622 Acts 28:1
R1623 Acts 27:29
R1624 Acts 12:19
R1625 Acts 27:3
R1626 Acts 27:22,31

 
 

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