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Acts Chapter 27

1 And when it was determined that we should sail into Italythey delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one namedJuliusa centurion of Augustusband.

2 And entering into a ship of Adramyttiumwe launchedmeaningto sail by the coasts of Asiaone Aristarchusa Macedonianof Thessalonicabeing with us.

3 And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteouslyentreated Pauland gave him liberty to go unto his friends torefresh himself.

4 And when we had launched from thencewe sailed under Cyprusbecause the winds were contrary.

5 And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphyliawe came to Myraa city of Lycia.

6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailinginto Italyand he put us therein.

7 And when we had sailed slowly many daysand scarce were comeover against Cnidusthe wind not suffering uswe sailedunder Creteover against Salmone

8 Andhardly passing itcame unto a place which is called Thefair havensnigh whereunto was the city of Lasea.

9 Now when much time was spentand when sailing was nowdangerousbecause the fast was now already pastPauladmonished them

10 And said unto themSirsI perceive that this voyage will bewith hurt and much damagenot only of the lading and shipbut also of our lives.

11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the ownerof the shipmore than those things which were spoken by Paul.

12 And because the haven was not commodious to winter inthemore part advised to depart thence alsoif by any means theymight attain to Pheniceand there to winterwhich is anhaven of Creteand lieth toward the south west and northwest.

13 And when the south wind blew softlysupposing that they hadobtained their purposeloosing thencethey sailed close byCrete.

14 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous windcalled Euroclydon.

15 And when the ship was caughtand could not bear up into thewindwe let her drive.

16 And running under a certain island which is called Claudawehad much work to come by the boat

17 Which when they had taken upthey used helpsundergirdingthe shipandfearing lest they should fall into thequicksandsstrake sailand so were driven.

18 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempestthe next daythey lightened the ship

19 And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tacklingof the ship.

20 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appearedand nosmall tempest lay on usall hope that we should be saved wasthen taken away.

21 But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst ofthemand saidSirsye should have hearkened unto meandnot have loosed from Creteand to have gained this harm andloss.

22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheerfor there shall beno loss of any man s life among youbut of the ship.

23 For there stood by me this night the angel of Godwhose I amand whom I serve

24 SayingFear notPaulthou must be brought before CaesarandloGod hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

25 Whereforesirsbe of good cheerfor I believe Godthat itshall be even as it was told me.

26 Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island.

27 But when the fourteenth night was comeas we were driven upand down in Adriaabout midnight the shipmen deemed that theydrew near to some country

28 And soundedand found it twenty fathomsand when they hadgone a little furtherthey sounded againand found itfifteen fathoms.

29 Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocksthey castfour anchors out of the sternand wished for the day.

30 And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the shipwhenthey had let down the boat into the seaunder colour asthough they would have cast anchors out of the foreship

31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiersExcept theseabide in the shipye cannot be saved.

32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boatand let herfall off.

33 And while the day was coming onPaul besought them all totake meatsayingThis day is the fourteenth day that ye havetarried and continued fastinghaving taken nothing.

34 Wherefore I pray you to take some meatfor this is for yourhealthfor there shall not an hair fall from the head of anyof you.

35 And when he had thus spokenhe took breadand gave thanks toGod in presence of them alland when he had broken ithebegan to eat.

36 Then were they all of good cheerand they also took somemeat.

37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore andsixteen souls.

38 And when they had eaten enoughthey lightened the shipandcast out the wheat into the sea.

39 And when it was daythey knew not the landbut theydiscovered a certain creek with a shoreinto the which theywere mindedif it were possibleto thrust in the ship.

40 And when they had taken up the anchorsthey committedthemselves unto the seaand loosed the rudder bandsandhoised up the mainsail to the windand made toward shore.

41 And falling into a place where two seas metthey ran the shipagroundand the forepart stuck fastand remained unmoveablebut the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.

42 And the soldierscounsel was to kill the prisonerslest anyof them should swim outand escape.

43 But the centurionwilling to save Paulkept them from theirpurposeand commanded that they which could swim should castthemselves first into the seaand get to land

44 And the restsome on boardsand some on broken pieces of theship. And so it came to passthat they escaped all safe toland.

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