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.
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.
Last night an angel4 of the God whose I am and whom I serve5 stood beside me624
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.'825
So keep up your courage,9 men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.1026
Nevertheless, we must run aground11 on some island."12
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.