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1 And when the decision had been made that we were to go by sea to Italy, they gave Paul and certain other prisoners into the care of a captain named Julius, of the Augustan 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 we went to sea in a ship of Adramyttium which was sailing to the sea towns of Asia, 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 on the day after, we came to Sidon; and Julius was kind to Paul, and let him go to see his friends and take a rest. 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 sailing again from there, we went on under cover of Cyprus, because the wind was 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 having gone across the sea off Cilicia and Pamphylia we came to Myra, in 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 captain came across a ship of Alexandria, sailing for Italy, and put us in it. 6 There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy and put us on board.
7 And when we had gone on slowly for a long time, and had had hard work getting across to Cnidus, for the wind was against us, we went under cover of Crete, in the direction of 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 sailing down the side of it, as well as we were able, we came to a certain place named Fair Havens, near which was the town of Lasea. 8 We moved along the coast with difficulty and came to a place called Fair Havens, near the town of Lasea.
9 And as a long time had gone by, and the journey was now full of danger, because it was late in the year, Paul put the position before 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, Friends, I see that this journey will be one of great damage and loss, not only to the goods and the ship, but to ourselves. 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 captain gave more attention to the master and 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 as the harbour was not a good one in which to be for the winter, the greater number of them were for going out to sea, in order, if possible, to put in for the winter at Phoenix, a harbour of Crete, looking to the north-east and south-east. 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 came softly, being of the opinion that their purpose might be effected, they let the ship go and went sailing down the side of Crete, very near to the land. 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 after a little time, a very violent wind, named Euraquilo, came down from it with great force. 14 Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the "northeaster," swept down from the island.
15 And when the ship got into the grip of it, and was not able to make headway into the wind, we gave way, and went before it. 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, sailing near the side of a small island named Cauda, we were able, though it was hard work, to make the ship's boat safe: 16 As we passed to the lee of a small island called Cauda, we were hardly able to make the lifeboat secure.
17 And having got it up, they put cords under and round the ship; but fearing that they might be pushed on to the Syrtis, they let down the sails and so went running before the wind. 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, still fighting the storm with all our strength, the day after they made a start at getting the goods out of 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 on the third day, they let all the sailing apparatus go over the side. 19 On the third day, they threw the ship's tackle overboard with their own hands.
20 And as we had not seen the sun or stars for a long time, and a great storm was on us, all hope of salvation was gone. 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 And when they had been without food for a long time, Paul got up among them and said, Friends, it would have been better if you had given attention to me and not gone sailing out from Crete, to undergo this damage 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 But now, I say to you, be of good heart, for there will be no loss of life, 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 night there came to my side an angel of the God who is my Master and whose servant I am, 23 Last night an angel of the God whose I am and whom I serve stood beside me
24 Saying, Have no fear, Paul, for you will come before Caesar, and God has given to you all those who are sailing 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 And so, O men, be of good heart, for I have faith in God that it will be as he said to me. 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 will be sent on to a certain island. 26 Nevertheless, we must run aground on some island."
27 But when the fourteenth day came, while we were going here and there in the Adriatic sea, about the middle of the night the sailors had an idea that they were getting near 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 And they let down the lead, and saw that the sea was a hundred and twenty feet deep; and after a little time they did it again and it was ninety feet. 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 that by chance we might come on to the rocks, they let down four hooks from the back of the ship, and made prayers for the coming of day. 29 Fearing that we would be dashed against the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed for daylight.
30 Then the sailors made attempts secretly to get away from the ship, letting down a boat as if they were about to put down hooks from the front of the ship; 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 But Paul said to the captain and his men, If you do not keep these men in the ship, you will not be safe. 31 Then Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, "Unless these men stay with the ship, you cannot be saved."
32 Then the armed men, cutting the cords of the boat, let her go. 32 So the soldiers cut the ropes that held the lifeboat and let it fall away.
33 And when dawn was near, Paul gave them all orders to take food, saying, This is the fourteenth day you have been waiting and taking no food. 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 So I make request to you to take food; for this is for your salvation: not a hair from the head of any of you will come to destruction. 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 and had taken bread, he gave praise to God before them all, and took a meal of the broken bread. 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 took heart and did the same. 36 They were all encouraged and ate some food themselves.
37 And we were, in the ship, two hundred and seventy-six persons. 37 Altogether there were 276 of us on board.
38 And when they had had enough food, they made the weight of the ship less, turning the grain out 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 had no knowledge of the land, but they saw an inlet of the sea with a floor of sand, and they had the idea of driving the ship up on to it if possible. 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 cutting away the hooks, and letting them go into the sea, and freeing the cords of the guiding-blades, and lifting up the sail to the wind, they went in the direction of the inlet. 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 coming to a point between two seas, they got the ship to land; and the front part was fixed in the sand and not able to be moved, but the back part was broken by the force 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 Then the armed men were for putting the prisoners to death, so that no one would get away by swimming. 42 The soldiers planned to kill the prisoners to prevent any of them from swimming away and escaping.
43 But the captain, desiring to keep Paul safe, kept them from their purpose, and gave orders that those who had knowledge of swimming were to go off the ship and get first 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 things from the ship. And so it came about that they all got 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.