There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy, and he put us aboard it. (Acts 27:6)

When we had sailed slowly for a good many days, and with difficulty had arrived off Cnidus, since the wind did not permit us to go farther, we sailed under the shelter of Crete, off Salmone; (Acts 27:7)

and with difficulty sailing past it we came to a place called Fair Havens, near which was the city of Lasea. (Acts 27:8)

When considerable time had passed and the voyage was now dangerous, since even the fast was already over, Paul began to admonish them, (Acts 27:9)

and said to them, "Men, I perceive that the voyage will certainly be with damage and great loss, not only of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives." (Acts 27:10)

But the centurion was more persuaded by the pilot and the captain of the ship than by what was being said by Paul. (Acts 27:11)

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, facing southwest and northwest, and spend the winter there. (Acts 27:12)

When a moderate south wind came up, supposing that they had attained their purpose, they weighed anchor and began sailing along Crete, close inshore. (Acts 27:13)

But before very long there rushed down from the land a violent wind, called Euraquilo; (Acts 27:14)

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. (Acts 27:15)

Running under the shelter of a small island called Clauda, we were scarcely able to get the ship's boat under control. (Acts 27:16)

After they had hoisted it up, they used supporting cables in undergirding the ship; and fearing that they might run aground on the shallows of Syrtis, they let down the sea anchor and in this way let themselves be driven along. (Acts 27:17)

The next day as we were being violently storm-tossed, they began to jettison the cargo; (Acts 27:18)

and on the third day they threw the ship's tackle overboard with their own hands. (Acts 27:19)

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. (Acts 27:20)

When they had gone a long time without food, then Paul stood up in their midst and said, "Men, you ought to have followed my advice and not to have set sail from Crete and incurred this damage and loss. (Acts 27:21)

"Yet now I urge you to keep up your courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship. (Acts 27:22)

"For this very night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood before me, (Acts 27:23)

saying, `Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar; and behold, God has granted you all those who are sailing with you.' (Acts 27:24)

"Therefore, keep up your courage, men, for I believe God that it will turn out exactly as I have been told. (Acts 27:25)

"But we must run aground on a certain island." (Acts 27:26)

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 were approaching some land. (Acts 27:27)

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. (Acts 27:28)


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