29Fearing that we might 1runagroundsomewhere on the arocks, they castfouranchors from the stern and bwished for daybreak.
But as the sailors were trying to escape from the ship and had letdown2the 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 3ropes 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 4not a hair from the head of any of you will perish."
Having saidthis, he tookbread and 5gavethanks to God in the presence of all, and he broke it and began to eat.
36All6of them cwere encouraged and they themselves also tookfood.
37All of us in the ship were twohundred and seventy-sixd7persons.
When they had eatenenough , they began to lighten the ship by 8throwing out the wheat into the sea.
39Whendaycame, 9they ecould not recognize the land; but they did observe a bay with a beach, and they resolved to drive the shiponto it if they could.