But beforeverylong there 1rusheddown from athe land a violentwind, calledbEuraquilo ;
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 cboatundercontrol.
After they had hoisted it up, they useddsupportingcables in undergirding the ship ; and fearing that they might 2runaground on the shallows of Syrtis, they letdown the eseaanchor and in thisway let themselves be driven along.
The next day as we were being violentlystorm-tossed, fthey began to 3jettison 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.
21gWhen they had gone a longtimewithoutfood, thenPaulstood up in their midst and said, "4Men, you ought to have hfollowed my advice and not to have setsail from 5Crete and iincurredthis6damage and loss.
"Yet now I urge you to 7keep up your courage, for there will be noloss of lifeamong you, but only of the ship.
"For this very night8an angel of the God to whom I belong and 9whom I serve10stoodbefore me,
24saying, 'Do not be afraid, Paul ; 11you muststandbeforeCaesar ; and behold, God has granted you 12allthose who are sailing with you.'
25"Therefore, 13keep up your courage, men, for I believeGod that jit will turn out exactly as I have been told.
"But we must14runaground on a certain15island."
But when the fourteenthnightcame, as we were being drivenabout in the Adriatic Sea, aboutmidnight the sailors began to surmise that kthey 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 16runagroundsomewhere on the lrocks, they castfouranchors from the stern and mwished for daybreak.
But as the sailors were trying to escape from the ship and had letdown17the 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 18ropes 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 19not a hair from the head of any of you will perish."
Having saidthis, he tookbread and 20gavethanks to God in the presence of all, and he broke it and began to eat.
36All21of them nwere encouraged and they themselves also tookfood.
37All of us in the ship were twohundred and seventy-sixo22persons.
When they had eatenenough , they began to lighten the ship by 23throwing out the wheat into the sea.
39Whendaycame, 24they pcould 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 castingoff25the 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 qreefwheretwoseasmet, 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 26kill the prisoners, so that none of them would swimaway and escape ;
but the centurion, 27wanting to bringPaulsafelythrough, kept them from their intention, and commanded that those who couldswim should rjumpoverboardfirst and get to land,
and the rest should follow, some on planks, and others on variousthings from the ship. And so it happened that 28they all were broughtsafely to land.