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1 And when it was decided that we should sail for Italy, they delivered Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan Cohort, named Julius. 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 embarking in a ship of Adramyt'tium, which was about to sail to the ports along the coast of Asia, we put to sea, accompanied by Aristar'chus, a Macedo'nian from Thessaloni'ca. 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 The next day we put in at Sidon; and Julius treated Paul kindly, and gave him leave to go to his friends and be cared for. 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 putting to sea from there we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were against us. 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 across the sea which is off Cili'cia and Pamphyl'ia, we came to Myra in Ly'cia. 5 When we had sailed across the open sea off the coast of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we landed at Myra in Lycia.
6 There the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy, and put us on board. 6 There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy and put us on board.
7 We sailed slowly for a number of days, and arrived with difficulty off Cni'dus, and as the wind did not allow us to go on, we sailed under the lee of Crete off Salmo'ne. 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 Coasting along it with difficulty, we came to a place called Fair Havens, near which was the city of Lase'a. 8 We moved along the coast with difficulty and came to a place called Fair Havens, near the town of Lasea.
9 As much time had been lost, and the voyage was already dangerous because the fast had already gone by, Paul advised 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 saying, "Sirs, I perceive that the voyage will be with injury and much loss, not only of the cargo and the 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 But the centurion paid more attention to the captain and to the owner of the ship than to what Paul said. 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 harbor was not suitable to winter in, the majority advised to put to sea from there, on the chance that somehow they could reach Phoenix, a harbor of Crete, looking northeast and southeast, and winter there. 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 gently, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor and sailed along Crete, close inshore. 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 soon a tempestuous wind, called the northeaster, struck down from the land; 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 face the wind, we gave way to it and were driven. 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 the lee of a small island called Cauda, we managed with difficulty to secure 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 after hoisting it up, they took measures to undergird the ship; then, fearing that they should run on the Syr'tis, they lowered the gear, 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 As we were violently storm-tossed, they began next day to throw the cargo overboard; 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 they cast out with their own hands the tackle 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 appeared for many a day, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned. 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 As they had been long without food, Paul then came forward among them and said, "Men, you should have listened to me, and should not have set sail from Crete and incurred this injury 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 I now bid you take heart; for there will be no loss of life among you, but only 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 this very night there stood by me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship, 23 Last night an angel of the God whose I am and whom I serve stood beside me
24 and he said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar; and lo, God has granted you all those who sail with you.' 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 So take heart, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told. 25 So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.
26 But we shall have to run on some island." 26 Nevertheless, we must run aground on some island."
27 When the fourteenth night had come, as we were drifting across the sea of A'dria, about midnight the sailors suspected that they were nearing land. 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 So they sounded and found twenty fathoms; a little farther on they sounded again and found 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 And fearing that we might run on the rocks, they let out four anchors from the stern, and prayed for day to come. 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 sailors were seeking to escape from the ship, and had lowered the boat into the sea, under pretense of laying out anchors from the bow, 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 the soldiers, "Unless these men stay in the ship, you 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 away the ropes of the boat, and let it go. 32 So the soldiers cut the ropes that held the lifeboat and let it fall away.
33 As day was about to dawn, Paul urged them all to take some food, saying, "Today is the fourteenth day that you have continued in suspense and without food, 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 Therefore I urge you to take some food; it will give you strength, since not a hair is to perish 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 said this, he took bread, and giving thanks to God in the presence of all he broke it and 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 they all were encouraged and ate some food themselves. 36 They were all encouraged and ate some food themselves.
37 (We were in all two hundred and seventy-six persons in the ship.) 37 Altogether there were 276 of us on board.
38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing 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 Now when it was day, they did not recognize the land, but they noticed a bay with a beach, on which they planned if possible to bring the ship ashore. 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 So they cast off the anchors and left them in the sea, at the same time loosening the ropes that tied the rudders; then hoisting the foresail to the wind they made for the beach. 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 But striking a shoal they ran the vessel aground; the bow stuck and remained immovable, and the stern was broken up by the surf. 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 The soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners, lest any should swim away and escape; 42 The soldiers planned to kill the prisoners to prevent any of them from swimming away and escaping.
43 but the centurion, wishing to save Paul, kept them from carrying out their purpose. He ordered those who could swim to throw themselves overboard first and make for the 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 on planks or on pieces of the ship. And so it was that all escaped 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.