Acts 27:27-44 NAS

27 But when the fourteenth night came, as we were being driven about in the Adriatic Sea, about midnight * the sailors began to surmise that they were approaching some land.

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    • p 27:27 - Lit "some land was approaching them"
      28 They took soundings and found it to be twenty fathoms; and a little farther on they took another sounding and found it to be fifteen fathoms.
      29 Fearing that we might 1run aground somewhere on the rocks, they cast four anchors from the stern and wished for daybreak.

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        • q 27:29 - Lit "rough places"
        • r 27:29 - Lit "they were praying for it to become day"
          30 But as the sailors were trying to escape from the ship and had let down 2the ship's boat into the sea, on the pretense of intending to lay out anchors from the bow,

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          31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, "Unless * these men remain in the ship, you yourselves cannot * be saved."
          32 Then the soldiers cut away the 3ropes of the ship's boat and let it fall away.

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          33 Until the day was about to dawn, Paul was encouraging them all to take some food, saying, "Today is the fourteenth day that you have been constantly watching and going without eating, having taken nothing.
          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."

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          35 Having said this, he took bread and 5gave thanks to God in the presence of all, and he broke it and began to eat.

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          36 All 6of them were encouraged and they themselves also took food.

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            • s 27:36 - Lit "became cheerful"
              37 All of us in the ship were two hundred and seventy-six * 7persons.

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              38 When they had eaten enough *, they began to lighten the ship by 8throwing out the wheat into the sea.

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              39 When day came, 9they could not recognize the land; but they did observe a bay with a beach, and they resolved to drive the ship onto it if they could.

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                • u 27:39 - Lit "were not recognizing"
                  40 And casting off 10the anchors, they left them in the sea while at the same time they were loosening the ropes of the rudders; and hoisting the foresail to the wind, they were heading for the beach.

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                  41 But striking a reef where two seas met, they ran the vessel aground; and the prow stuck fast and remained immovable, but the stern began to be broken up by the force of the waves.

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                      42 The soldiers' plan was to 11kill the prisoners, so that none * of them would swim away and escape;

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                      43 but the centurion, 12wanting to bring Paul safely through, kept them from their intention, and commanded that those who could swim should jump overboard first and get to land,

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                        • w 27:43 - Lit "throw themselves"
                          44 and the rest should follow, some on planks, and others * on various things from the ship. And so it happened that 13they all were brought safely to land.

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