1When it was decided that 1we 2would sail for 3Italy, they proceeded to deliverPaul and someotherprisoners to a centurion of the Augustana4cohortnamedJulius.
And embarking in an Adramyttianship, which was about to sail to the regionsalong the coast of b5Asia, we put out to seaaccompanied by 6Aristarchus, a 7Macedonian of 8Thessalonica.
The next day we put in at 9Sidon ; and Julius10treatedPaul with consideration and 11allowed him to go to his friends and receivecare.
From there we put out to sea and sailedunder the shelter of 12Cyprusbecause13the winds were contrary.
When we had sailedthrough the seaalong the coast of 14Cilicia and 15Pamphylia, we landed at Myra in Lycia.
6There the centurionfound an 16Alexandrianshipsailing for 17Italy, and he put us aboard it.
When we had sailedslowly for a goodmanydays, and with difficulty had arrivedoffCnidus, 18since the wind did not permit us to go farther, we sailedunder the shelter of 19Crete, offSalmone ;
and with difficulty20sailingpast it we came to a placecalledFairHavens, nearwhich was the city of Lasea.
When considerabletime had passed and the voyage was nowdangerous, sinceeven21the cfast was alreadyover, Paul began to admonish them,
and said to them, "Men, I perceive that the voyagewillcertainly be with 22damage and greatloss, not only of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives."
But the centurion was morepersuaded by the 23pilot and the dcaptain of the shipthan by what was being said by Paul.
Because the harbor was not suitable for wintering, the majorityreached a decision to put out to sea from there, ifsomehow they couldreachPhoenix, a harbor of 24Crete, facingsouthwest and northwest, and spend the winter there.
13eWhen a moderatesouthwindcame up, supposing that they had attained their purpose, they weighedanchor and began 25sailingalong26Crete, close inshore.
But beforeverylong there 27rusheddown from fthe land a violentwind, calledgEuraquilo ;
and when the ship was caught in it and could not face the wind, we gaveway to it and let ourselves be driven along.
16Runningunder the shelter of a smallislandcalledClauda, we were scarcelyable to get the ship's hboatundercontrol.
After they had hoisted it up, they usedisupportingcables in undergirding the ship ; and fearing that they might 28runaground on the shallows of Syrtis, they letdown the jseaanchor and in thisway let themselves be driven along.
The next day as we were being violentlystorm-tossed, kthey began to 29jettison the cargo ;
and on the third day they threw the ship'stackle overboard with their ownhands.
Since neithersunnorstarsappeared for manydays, and nosmallstorm was assailing us, from then on allhope of our being saved was gradually abandoned.
21lWhen they had gone a longtimewithoutfood, thenPaulstood up in their midst and said, "30Men, you ought to have mfollowed my advice and not to have setsail from 31Crete and nincurredthis32damage and loss.
"Yet now I urge you to 33keep up your courage, for there will be noloss of lifeamong you, but only of the ship.
"For this very night34an angel of the God to whom I belong and 35whom I serve36stoodbefore me,
24saying, 'Do not be afraid, Paul ; 37you muststandbeforeCaesar ; and behold, God has granted you 38allthose who are sailing with you.'
25"Therefore, 39keep up your courage, men, for I believeGod that oit will turn out exactly as I have been told.
"But we must40runaground on a certain41island."
But when the fourteenthnightcame, as we were being drivenabout in the Adriatic Sea, aboutmidnight the sailors began to surmise that pthey were approachingsomeland.
They tooksoundings and found it to be twentyfathoms ; and a littlefarther on they tookanothersounding and found it to be fifteenfathoms.
29Fearing that we might 42runagroundsomewhere on the qrocks, they castfouranchors from the stern and rwished for daybreak.
But as the sailors were trying to escape from the ship and had letdown43the ship's boat into the sea, on the pretense of intending to lay out anchors from the bow,
31Paulsaid to the centurion and to the soldiers, "Unlessthesemenremain in the ship, you yourselvescannot be saved."
32Then the soldierscutaway the 44ropes of the ship's boat and let it fallaway.
33Until the day was about to dawn, Paul was encouraging them all to take some food, saying, "Today is the fourteenthday that you have been constantlywatching and going withouteating, having takennothing.
34"Therefore I encourage you to take some food, for this is for your preservation, for 45not a hair from the head of any of you will perish."
Having saidthis, he tookbread and 46gavethanks to God in the presence of all, and he broke it and began to eat.
36All47of them swere encouraged and they themselves also tookfood.
37All of us in the ship were twohundred and seventy-sixt48persons.
When they had eatenenough , they began to lighten the ship by 49throwing out the wheat into the sea.
39Whendaycame, 50they ucould not recognize the land ; but they did observe a bay with a beach, and they resolved to drive the shiponto it if they could.
And castingoff51the anchors, they left them in the sea while at the sametime they were loosening the ropes of the rudders ; and hoisting the foresail to the wind, they were heading for the beach.
But striking a vreefwheretwoseasmet, they ran the vesselaground ; and the prowstuckfast and remainedimmovable, but the stern began to be broken up by the force of the waves.
The soldiers'plan was to 52kill the prisoners, so that none of them would swimaway and escape ;
but the centurion, 53wanting to bringPaulsafelythrough, kept them from their intention, and commanded that those who couldswim should wjumpoverboardfirst and get to land,
and the rest should follow, some on planks, and others on variousthings from the ship. And so it happened that 54they all were broughtsafely to land.