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1 And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band. 1 When it was decided that we would sail for Italy, Paul and some other prisoners were handed over to a centurion named Julius, who belonged to the Imperial Regiment.
2 And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched , meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us. 2 We boarded a ship from Adramyttium about to sail for ports along the coast of the province of Asia, and we put out to sea. Aristarchus, a Macedonian from Thessalonica, was with us.
3 And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself . 3 The next day we landed at Sidon; and Julius, in kindness to Paul, allowed him to go to his friends so they might provide for his needs.
4 And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary. 4 From there we put out to sea again and passed to the lee of Cyprus because the winds were against us.
5 And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia. 5 When we had sailed across the open sea off the coast of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we landed at Myra in Lycia.
6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein . 6 There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy and put us on board.
7 And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone; 7 We made slow headway for many days and had difficulty arriving off Cnidus. When the wind did not allow us to hold our course, we sailed to the lee of Crete, opposite Salmone.
8 And, hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called The fair havens ; nigh whereunto was the city of Lasea. 8 We moved along the coast with difficulty and came to a place called Fair Havens, near the town of Lasea.
9 Now when much time was spent , and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past , Paul admonished them, 9 Much time had been lost, and sailing had already become dangerous because by now it was after the Fast. So Paul warned them,
10 And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives. 10 "Men, I can see that our voyage is going to be disastrous and bring great loss to ship and cargo, and to our own lives also."
11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul. 11 But the centurion, instead of listening to what Paul said, followed the advice of the pilot and of the owner of the ship.
12 And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter ; which is an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north west. 12 Since the harbor was unsuitable to winter in, the majority decided that we should sail on, hoping to reach Phoenix and winter there. This was a harbor in Crete, facing both southwest and northwest.
13 And when the south wind blew softly , supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete. 13 When a gentle south wind began to blow, they thought they had obtained what they wanted; so they weighed anchor and sailed along the shore of Crete.
14 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon. 14 Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the "northeaster," swept down from the island.
15 And when the ship was caught , and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive . 15 The ship was caught by the storm and could not head into the wind; so we gave way to it and were driven along.
16 And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat: 16 As we passed to the lee of a small island called Cauda, we were hardly able to make the lifeboat secure.
17 Which when they had taken up , they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven . 17 When the men had hoisted it aboard, they passed ropes under the ship itself to hold it together. Fearing that they would run aground on the sandbars of Syrtis, they lowered the sea anchor and let the ship be driven along.
18 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest , the next day they lightened the ship ; 18 We took such a violent battering from the storm that the next day they began to throw the cargo overboard.
19 And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship. 19 On the third day, they threw the ship's tackle overboard with their own hands.
20 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared , and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away . 20 When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved.
21 But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said , Sirs , ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss. 21 After the men had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up before them and said: "Men, you should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete; then you would have spared yourselves this damage and loss.
22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer : for there shall be no loss of any man's life among you, but of the ship. 22 But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed.
23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am , and whom I serve , 23 Last night an angel of the God whose I am and whom I serve stood beside me
24 Saying , Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo , God hath given thee all them that sail with thee. 24 and said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.'
25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer : for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me. 25 So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.
26 Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island. 26 Nevertheless, we must run aground on some island."
27 But when the fourteenth night was come , as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country; 27 On the fourteenth night we were still being driven across the Adriatic Sea, when about midnight the sailors sensed they were approaching land.
28 And sounded , and found it twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms. 28 They took soundings and found that the water was a hundred and twenty feet deep. A short time later they took soundings again and found it was ninety feet deep.
29 Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks , they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day. 29 Fearing that we would be dashed against the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed for daylight.
30 And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship, 30 In an attempt to escape from the ship, the sailors let the lifeboat down into the sea, pretending they were going to lower some anchors from the bow.
31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved . 31 Then Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, "Unless these men stay with the ship, you cannot be saved."
32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off . 32 So the soldiers cut the ropes that held the lifeboat and let it fall away.
33 And while the day was coming on , Paul besought them all to take meat, saying , This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing. 33 Just before dawn Paul urged them all to eat. "For the last fourteen days," he said, "you have been in constant suspense and have gone without food--you haven't eaten anything.
34 Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you. 34 Now I urge you to take some food. You need it to survive. Not one of you will lose a single hair from his head."
35 And when he had thus spoken , he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat . 35 After he said this, he took some bread and gave thanks to God in front of them all. Then he broke it and began to eat.
36 Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat. 36 They were all encouraged and ate some food themselves.
37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls. 37 Altogether there were 276 of us on board.
38 And when they had eaten enough , they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea. 38 When they had eaten as much as they wanted, they lightened the ship by throwing the grain into the sea.
39 And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they discovered a certain creek with a shore, into the which they were minded , if it were possible , to thrust in the ship. 39 When daylight came, they did not recognize the land, but they saw a bay with a sandy beach, where they decided to run the ship aground if they could.
40 And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and hoised up the mainsail to the wind , and made toward shore. 40 Cutting loose the anchors, they left them in the sea and at the same time untied the ropes that held the rudders. Then they hoisted the foresail to the wind and made for the beach.
41 And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground ; and the forepart stuck fast , and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves. 41 But the ship struck a sandbar and ran aground. The bow stuck fast and would not move, and the stern was broken to pieces by the pounding of the surf.
42 And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out , and escape . 42 The soldiers planned to kill the prisoners to prevent any of them from swimming away and escaping.
43 But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose; and commanded that they which could swim should cast themselves first into the sea, and get to land: 43 But the centurion wanted to spare Paul's life and kept them from carrying out their plan. He ordered those who could swim to jump overboard first and get to land.
44 And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship . And so it came to pass , that they escaped all safe to land. 44 The rest were to get there on planks or on pieces of the ship. In this way everyone reached land in safety.