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Acts 27

NLT 1 When the time came, we set sail for Italy. Paul and several other prisoners were placed in the custody of an army officer named Julius, a captain of the Imperial Regiment. NIV 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. NLT 2 And Aristarchus, a Macedonian from Thessalonica, was also with us. We left on a boat whose home port was Adramyttium; it was scheduled to make several stops at ports along the coast of the province of Asia. NIV 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. NLT 3 The next day when we docked at Sidon, Julius was very kind to Paul and let him go ashore to visit with friends so they could provide for his needs. NIV 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. NLT 4 Putting out to sea from there, we encountered headwinds that made it difficult to keep the ship on course, so we sailed north of Cyprus between the island and the mainland. NIV 4 From there we put out to sea again and passed to the lee of Cyprus because the winds were against us. NLT 5 We passed along the coast of the provinces of Cilicia and Pamphylia, landing at Myra, in the province of Lycia. NIV 5 When we had sailed across the open sea off the coast of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we landed at Myra in Lycia. NLT 6 There the officer found an Egyptian ship from Alexandria that was bound for Italy, and he put us on board. NIV 6 There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy and put us on board. NLT 7 We had several days of rough sailing, and after great difficulty we finally neared Cnidus. But the wind was against us, so we sailed down to the leeward side of Crete, past the cape of Salmone. NIV 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. NLT 8 We struggled along the coast with great difficulty and finally arrived at Fair Havens, near the city of Lasea. NIV 8 We moved along the coast with difficulty and came to a place called Fair Havens, near the town of Lasea. NLT 9 We had lost a lot of time. The weather was becoming dangerous for long voyages by then because it was so late in the fall, and Paul spoke to the ship's officers about it. NIV 9 Much time had been lost, and sailing had already become dangerous because by now it was after the Fast. So Paul warned them, NLT 10 "Sirs," he said, "I believe there is trouble ahead if we go on -- shipwreck, loss of cargo, injuries, and danger to our lives." NIV 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." NLT 11 But the officer in charge of the prisoners listened more to the ship's captain and the owner than to Paul. NIV 11 But the centurion, instead of listening to what Paul said, followed the advice of the pilot and of the owner of the ship. NLT 12 And since Fair Havens was an exposed harbor -- a poor place to spend the winter -- most of the crew wanted to go to Phoenix, farther up the coast of Crete, and spend the winter there. Phoenix was a good harbor with only a southwest and northwest exposure. NIV 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. NLT 13 When a light wind began blowing from the south, the sailors thought they could make it. So they pulled up anchor and sailed along close to shore. NIV 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. NLT 14 But the weather changed abruptly, and a wind of typhoon strength (a "northeaster," they called it) caught the ship and blew it out to sea. NIV 14 Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the "northeaster," swept down from the island. NLT 15 They couldn't turn the ship into the wind, so they gave up and let it run before the gale. NIV 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. NLT 16 We sailed behind a small island named Cauda, where with great difficulty we hoisted aboard the lifeboat that was being towed behind us. NIV 16 As we passed to the lee of a small island called Cauda, we were hardly able to make the lifeboat secure. NLT 17 Then we banded the ship with ropes to strengthen the hull. The sailors were afraid of being driven across to the sandbars of Syrtis off the African coast, so they lowered the sea anchor and were thus driven before the wind. NIV 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. NLT 18 The next day, as gale-force winds continued to batter the ship, the crew began throwing the cargo overboard. NIV 18 We took such a violent battering from the storm that the next day they began to throw the cargo overboard. NLT 19 The following day they even threw out the ship's equipment and anything else they could lay their hands on. NIV 19 On the third day, they threw the ship's tackle overboard with their own hands. NLT 20 The terrible storm raged unabated for many days, blotting out the sun and the stars, until at last all hope was gone. NIV 20 When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved. NLT 21 No one had eaten for a long time. Finally, Paul called the crew together and said, "Men, you should have listened to me in the first place and not left Fair Havens. You would have avoided all this injury and loss. NIV 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. NLT 22 But take courage! None of you will lose your lives, even though the ship will go down. NIV 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. NLT 23 For last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me, NIV 23 Last night an angel of the God whose I am and whom I serve stood beside me NLT 24 and he said, 'Don't be afraid, Paul, for you will surely stand trial before Caesar! What's more, God in his goodness has granted safety to everyone sailing with you.' NIV 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.' NLT 25 So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as he said. NIV 25 So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me. NLT 26 But we will be shipwrecked on an island." NIV 26 Nevertheless, we must run aground on some island." NLT 27 About midnight on the fourteenth night of the storm, as we were being driven across the Sea of Adria, the sailors sensed land was near. NIV 27 On the fourteenth night we were still being driven across the Adriatic Sea, when about midnight the sailors sensed they were approaching land. NLT 28 They took soundings and found the water was only 120 feet deep. A little later they sounded again and found only 90 feet. NIV 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. NLT 29 At this rate they were afraid we would soon be driven against the rocks along the shore, so they threw out four anchors from the stern and prayed for daylight. NIV 29 Fearing that we would be dashed against the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed for daylight. NLT 30 Then the sailors tried to abandon the ship; they lowered the lifeboat as though they were going to put out anchors from the prow. NIV 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. NLT 31 But Paul said to the commanding officer and the soldiers, "You will all die unless the sailors stay aboard." NIV 31 Then Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, "Unless these men stay with the ship, you cannot be saved." NLT 32 So the soldiers cut the ropes and let the boat fall off. NIV 32 So the soldiers cut the ropes that held the lifeboat and let it fall away. NLT 33 As the darkness gave way to the early morning light, Paul begged everyone to eat. "You haven't touched food for two weeks," he said. NIV 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. NLT 34 "Please eat something now for your own good. For not a hair of your heads will perish." NIV 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." NLT 35 Then he took some bread, gave thanks to God before them all, and broke off a piece and ate it. NIV 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. NLT 36 Then everyone was encouraged, NIV 36 They were all encouraged and ate some food themselves. NLT 37 and all 276 of us began eating -- for that is the number we had aboard. NIV 37 Altogether there were 276 of us on board. NLT 38 After eating, the crew lightened the ship further by throwing the cargo of wheat overboard. NIV 38 When they had eaten as much as they wanted, they lightened the ship by throwing the grain into the sea. NLT 39 When morning dawned, they didn't recognize the coastline, but they saw a bay with a beach and wondered if they could get between the rocks and get the ship safely to shore. NIV 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. NLT 40 So they cut off the anchors and left them in the sea. Then they lowered the rudders, raised the foresail, and headed toward shore. NIV 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. NLT 41 But the ship hit a shoal and ran aground. The bow of the ship stuck fast, while the stern was repeatedly smashed by the force of the waves and began to break apart. NIV 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. NLT 42 The soldiers wanted to kill the prisoners to make sure they didn't swim ashore and escape. NIV 42 The soldiers planned to kill the prisoners to prevent any of them from swimming away and escaping. NLT 43 But the commanding officer wanted to spare Paul, so he didn't let them carry out their plan. Then he ordered all who could swim to jump overboard first and make for land, NIV 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. NLT 44 and he told the others to try for it on planks and debris from the broken ship. So everyone escaped safely ashore! NIV 44 The rest were to get there on planks or on pieces of the ship. In this way everyone reached land in safety.