1Andwhen it was determined that we should sailintoItaly, they deliveredPaulandcertainotherprisoners unto one namedJulius, a centurion of Augustus'band.2Andentering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched , meaning to sailby the coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica,beingwithus.3And the next day we touchedatSidon.AndJuliuscourteouslyentreatedPaul, and gave him liberty to gounto his friends to refresh himself .
4And when we had launched from thence, we sailed underCyprus,because the windswerecontrary.5And when we had sailed over the seaofCiliciaandPamphylia, we cametoMyra, a city of Lycia.6
And there the centurionfound a ship of AlexandriasailingintoItaly; and he putustherein .
7And when we had sailed slowlymanydays,andscarce were come over againstCnidus, the windnotsufferingus, we sailed underCrete,a over againstSalmone;8And,hardlypassingit,cameuntoaplace which is called The fairhavens ; nighwhereuntowas the city of Lasea.9Now when muchtime was spent , and when sailingwasnowdangerous,because the fastbwasnowalreadypast , Pauladmonished them,
And said unto them,Sirs, I perceivethat this voyage will bewithhurtcandmuchdamage,notonly of the ladingandship,butalso of ourlives.11Nevertheless the centurionbelieved the masterand the owner of the ship,morethan those things which were spokenbyPaul.12Andbecause the havenwas not commodiousto winter in, the more partadvised to depart thence also,if by any means they mightattaintoPhenice, and there to winter ; which is an haven of Crete, and liethtoward the south westandnorthwest.13And when the south wind blew softly , supposing that they had obtained their purpose,loosing thence, they sailed close byCrete.14Butnotlongafter there arosedagainstit a tempestuouswind,calledEuroclydon.15And when the ship was caught , andcouldnot bear up into the wind, we let her drive .
16And running under a certainisland which is calledClauda, we hadmuchwork to come by the boat:17Which when they had taken up , they usedhelps,undergirding the ship;and,fearinglest they should fallinto the quicksands,strakesail, and so were driven .
18Andwe being exceedingly tossed with a tempest , the next day they lightened the ship ;
19And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.20And when neithersunnorstarsinmanydaysappeared , andnosmalltempest lay on us, allhope that we should be savedwasthen taken away .
21ButafterlongabstinencePaul stood forthin the midst of them, and said , Sirs , ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosedfromCrete,and to have gainedthisharmandloss.22Andnow I exhortyou to be of good cheer : for there shall benoloss of any man's lifeamongyou,but of the ship.23For there stood bymethisnight the angel of God,whose I am , andwhom I serve ,
24Saying , Fearnot,Paul;thoumust be brought beforeCaesar:and,lo , God hath giventheeall them that sailwiththee.25Wherefore,sirs, be of good cheer : for I believeGod,thatit shall beevenas it was toldme.26Howbeitwemust be castupon a certainisland.27Butwhen the fourteenthnight was come , as we were driven up and downinAdria,about midnighttheshipmendeemed that they drew near to somecountry;28Andsounded , and found it twentyfathoms:and when they had gone a little further, they soundedagain,andfound it fifteenfathoms.29Thenfearinglestwe should have fallenuponrocks , they castfouranchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.30And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship,when they had let down the boatinto the sea, under colour as though they would have castanchors out of the foreship,31Paulsaid to the centurionand to the soldiers,Excepttheseabidein the ship,yecannot be saved .
32Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat,andlether fall off .
33Andwhiletheday was comingon , Paulbesought them all to takemeat,saying , This day is the fourteenthday that ye have tarried and continuedfasting, having takennothing.34Wherefore I prayyou to take some meat:forthisisforyourhealth:for there shallnot an hairfallfrom the head of any of you.35And when he had thusspoken , he tookbread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all:and when he had broken it, he began to eat .
36Thenweretheyall of good cheer, and theyalsotook some meat.37And we were in allin the ship two hundredthreescore and sixteensouls.38And when they had eatenenough , they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheatinto the sea.39Andwhen it wasday, they knewnot the land:but they discovered a certaincreekwith a shore,into the which they were minded , if it were possible , to thrust in the ship.40And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves unto the sea,andloosed the rudderbands,and hoised up the mainsail to the wind , and madetowardshore.41Andfallinginto a place where two seas met, they ran the shipaground ; and the forepartstuckfast , and remainedunmoveable,but the hinder part was brokenwith the violence of the waves.42And the soldiers'counselwastokill the prisoners,lest any of them should swim out , and escape .
43But the centurion,willing to savePaul,keptthem from their purpose;andcommanded that they which couldswim should cast themselves first into the sea, and gettoland:44And the rest,someonboards,andsomeon broken pieces of the ship . Andso it came to pass , that they escapedallsafetoland.