Acts 27:21-29 NIV

21 After the men had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up before them and said: "Men, you should have taken my advice1 not to sail from Crete;2 then you would have spared yourselves this damage and loss.

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      22 But now I urge you to keep up your courage,3 because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed.

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          23 Last night an angel4 of the God whose I am and whom I serve5 stood beside me6

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          24 and said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar;7 and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.'8

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          25 So keep up your courage,9 men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.10

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              26 Nevertheless, we must run aground11 on some island."12

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                  The Shipwreck

                  27 On the fourteenth night we were still being driven across the Adriatica Sea, when about midnight the sailors sensed they were approaching land.

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                    • b 27:27 - In ancient times the name referred to an area extending well south of Italy.
                      28 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.

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                        • c 27:28 - Greek "twenty orguias" (about 37 meters)
                        • d 27:28 - Greek "fifteen orguias" (about 27 meters)
                          29 Fearing that we would be dashed against the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed for daylight.