But now I urge you to keep up your courage,1 because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed.
Last night an angel2 of the God whose I am and whom I serve3 stood beside me424
and said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar;5 and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.'625
So keep up your courage,7 men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.826
Nevertheless, we must run aground9 on some island."10
On the fourteenth night we were still being driven across the Adriatica Sea, when about midnight the sailors sensed they were approaching land.
They took soundings and found that the water was a hundred and twenty feetb deep. A short time later they took soundings again and found it was ninety feetc deep.
Fearing that we would be dashed against the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed for daylight.
In an attempt to escape from the ship, the sailors let the lifeboat11 down into the sea, pretending they were going to lower some anchors from the bow.
Then Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, "Unless these men stay with the ship, you cannot be saved."1232
So the soldiers cut the ropes that held the lifeboat and let it fall away.