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Acts 27:13-26 (New American Standard)

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13 aWhen a moderate south wind came up, supposing that they had attained their purpose, they weighed anchor and began 1sailing along 2Crete, close inshore.


14 But before very long there 3rushed down from bthe land a violent wind, called cEuraquilo; 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 dboat under control. 17 After they had hoisted it up, they used esupporting cables in undergirding the ship; and fearing that they might 4run aground on the shallows of Syrtis, they let down the fsea anchor and in this way let themselves be driven along. 18 The next day as we were being violently storm-tossed, gthey began to 5jettison 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 hWhen they had gone a long time without food, then Paul stood up in their midst and said, "6Men, you ought to have ifollowed my advice and not to have set sail from 7Crete and jincurred this 8damage and loss. 22 "Yet now I urge you to 9keep up your courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship. 23 "For this very night 10an angel of the God to whom I belong and 11whom I serve 12stood before me, 24 saying, 'Do not be afraid, Paul; 13you must stand before Caesar; and behold, God has granted you 14all those who are sailing with you.' 25 "Therefore, 15keep up your courage, men, for I believe God that kit will turn out exactly as I have been told. 26 "But we must 16run aground on a certain 17island."
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