After they had hoisted it up, they usedasupportingcables in undergirding the ship ; and fearing that they might 1runaground on the shallows of Syrtis, they letdown the bseaanchor and in thisway let themselves be driven along.
The next day as we were being violentlystorm-tossed, cthey began to 2jettison 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.
21dWhen they had gone a longtimewithoutfood, thenPaulstood up in their midst and said, "3Men, you ought to have efollowed my advice and not to have setsail from 4Crete and fincurredthis5damage and loss.
"Yet now I urge you to 6keep up your courage, for there will be noloss of lifeamong you, but only of the ship.
"For this very night7an angel of the God to whom I belong and 8whom I serve9stoodbefore me,
24saying, 'Do not be afraid, Paul ; 10you muststandbeforeCaesar ; and behold, God has granted you 11allthose who are sailing with you.'
25"Therefore, 12keep up your courage, men, for I believeGod that git will turn out exactly as I have been told.
"But we must13runaground on a certain14island."
But when the fourteenthnightcame, as we were being drivenabout in the Adriatic Sea, aboutmidnight the sailors began to surmise that hthey were approachingsomeland.