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1 When it was decided that we were to sail for Italy, they transferred 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 Embarking on a ship of Adramyttium that was about to set sail to the ports along the coast of Asia, we put to sea, accompanied by Aristarchus, a Macedonian from Thessalonica. 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 allowed him to go to his friends to 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 Putting out 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 After we had sailed across the sea that is 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 There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship bound 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 Cnidus, and as the wind was against us, we sailed under the lee of Crete off 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 Sailing past it with difficulty, we came to a place called Fair Havens, near 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 Since much time had been lost and sailing was now dangerous, because even 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 can see that the voyage will be with danger and much heavy 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 pilot 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 Since the harbor was not suitable for spending the winter, the majority was in favor of putting to sea from there, on the chance that somehow they could reach Phoenix, where they could spend the winter. It was a harbor of Crete, facing southwest and northwest. 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 When a moderate south wind began to blow, they thought they could achieve their purpose; so they weighed anchor and began to sail past Crete, close to the shore. 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 violent wind, called the northeaster, rushed down from Crete. 14 Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the "northeaster," swept down from the island.
15 Since the ship was caught and could not be turned head-on into 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 By running under the lee of a small island called Cauda we were scarcely able to get the ship's boat under control. 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 would run on the Syrtis, they lowered the sea anchor 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 We were being pounded by the storm so violently that on the next day they began 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 on the third day with their own hands they threw the ship's tackle overboard. 19 On the third day, they threw the ship's tackle overboard with their own hands.
20 When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest raged, 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 Since they had been without food for a long time, Paul then stood up among them and said, "Men, you should have listened to me and not have set sail from Crete and thereby avoided 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 I urge you now to keep up your courage, 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 last 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 the emperor; and indeed, God has granted safety to 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 So keep up your courage, 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 will have to run aground 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 Adria, 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 took soundings and found twenty fathoms; a little farther on they took soundings 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 Fearing that we might run on the rocks, they let down 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 But when the sailors tried to escape from the ship and had lowered the boat into the sea, on the pretext of putting 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 set it adrift. 32 So the soldiers cut the ropes that held the lifeboat and let it fall away.
33 Just before daybreak, Paul urged all of them to take some food, saying, "Today is the fourteenth day that you have been in suspense and remaining without food, having eaten 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, for it will help you survive; for none of you will lose a hair from your heads." 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 After 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 all of them were encouraged and took food for themselves. 36 They were all encouraged and ate some food themselves.
37 (We were in all two hundred seventy-six persons in the ship.) 37 Altogether there were 276 of us on board.
38 After they had satisfied their hunger, they lightened the ship by throwing 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 In the morning they did not recognize the land, but they noticed a bay with a beach, on which they planned to run the ship ashore, if they could. 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 they loosened the ropes that tied the steering-oars; 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 reef, they ran the ship aground; the bow stuck and remained immovable, but the stern was being broken up 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 The soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners, so that none might 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 plan. He ordered those who could swim to jump 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 to follow, some on planks and others on pieces of the ship. And so it was that all were brought safely 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.