"For this very night1an angel of the God to whom I belong and 2whom I serve3stoodbefore me,
24saying, 'Do not be afraid, Paul ; 4you muststandbeforeCaesar ; and behold, God has granted you 5allthose who are sailing with you.'
25"Therefore, 6keep up your courage, men, for I believeGod that ait will turn out exactly as I have been told.
"But we must7runaground on a certain8island."
But when the fourteenthnightcame, as we were being drivenabout in the Adriatic Sea, aboutmidnight the sailors began to surmise that bthey 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 9runagroundsomewhere on the crocks, they castfouranchors from the stern and dwished for daybreak.
But as the sailors were trying to escape from the ship and had letdown10the 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 11ropes 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.