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Acts 27:1-26 (New American Standard)

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Paul Is Sent to Rome

1 When it was decided that 1we 2would sail for 3Italy, they proceeded to deliver Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan a4cohort named Julius. 2 And embarking in an Adramyttian ship, which was about to sail to the regions along the coast of b5Asia, we put out to sea accompanied by 6Aristarchus, a 7Macedonian of 8Thessalonica. 3 The next day we put in at 9Sidon; and Julius 10treated Paul with consideration and 11allowed him to go to his friends and receive care. 4 From there we put out to sea and sailed under the shelter of 12Cyprus because 13the winds were contrary. 5 When we had sailed through the sea along the coast of 14Cilicia and 15Pamphylia, we landed at Myra in Lycia. 6 There the centurion found an 16Alexandrian ship sailing for 17Italy, and he put us aboard it. 7 When we had sailed slowly for a good many days, and with difficulty had arrived off Cnidus, 18since the wind did not permit us to go farther, we sailed under the shelter of 19Crete, off Salmone; 8 and with difficulty 20sailing past it we came to a place called Fair Havens, near which was the city of Lasea. 9 When considerable time had passed and the voyage was now dangerous, since even 21the cfast was already over, Paul began to admonish them, 10 and said to them, "Men, I perceive that the voyage will certainly be with 22damage and great loss, not only of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives." 11 But the centurion was more persuaded by the 23pilot and the dcaptain of the ship than by what was being said by Paul. 12 Because the harbor was not suitable for wintering, the majority reached a decision to put out to sea from there, if somehow they could reach Phoenix, a harbor of 24Crete, facing southwest and northwest, and spend the winter there. 13 eWhen a moderate south wind came up, supposing that they had attained their purpose, they weighed anchor and began 25sailing along 26Crete, close inshore.


14 But before very long there 27rushed down from fthe land a violent wind, called gEuraquilo; 15 and when the ship was caught in it and could not face the wind, we gave way to it and let ourselves be driven along. 16 Running under the shelter of a small island called Clauda, we were scarcely able to get the ship's hboat under control. 17 After they had hoisted it up, they used isupporting cables in undergirding the ship; and fearing that they might 28run aground on the shallows of Syrtis, they let down the jsea anchor and in this way let themselves be driven along. 18 The next day as we were being violently storm-tossed, kthey began to 29jettison the cargo; 19 and on the third day they threw the ship's tackle overboard with their own hands. 20 Since neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small storm was assailing us, from then on all hope of our being saved was gradually abandoned. 21 lWhen they had gone a long time without food, then Paul stood up in their midst and said, "30Men, you ought to have mfollowed my advice and not to have set sail from 31Crete and nincurred this 32damage and loss. 22 "Yet now I urge you to 33keep up your courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship. 23 "For this very night 34an angel of the God to whom I belong and 35whom I serve 36stood before me, 24 saying, 'Do not be afraid, Paul; 37you must stand before Caesar; and behold, God has granted you 38all those who are sailing with you.' 25 "Therefore, 39keep up your courage, men, for I believe God that oit will turn out exactly as I have been told. 26 "But we must 40run aground on a certain 41island."
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