Then we went on ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos, from there intending to take Paul on board. For these were his instructions, since he himself was going by land.
When he met us at Assos, we took him on board and came to Mitylene.
Sailing from there, the next day we arrived off Chios. The following day we crossed over to Samos, anda the day after, we came to Miletus.
For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus so he would not have to spend time in the province of Asia, because he was hurrying to be in Jerusalem, if possible, for the day of Pentecost.