Acts 27:22

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.

Acts 27:22 in Other Translations

KJV
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.
ESV
22 Yet now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.
NLT
22 But take courage! None of you will lose your lives, even though the ship will go down.
MSG
22 But there's no need to dwell on that now. From now on, things are looking up! I can assure you that there'll not be a single drowning among us, although I can't say as much for the ship - the ship itself is doomed.
CSB
22 Now I urge you to take courage, because there will be no loss of any of your lives, but only of the ship.

Acts 27:22 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 27:22

And now I exhort you to be of good cheer
To take heart and courage, and not be cast down, though things had been thus with them, and they were now in a very melancholy plight and condition.

For there shall be no loss of any man's life among you, but of the
ship;
the ship will be lost, but not one person in it: there will be a shipwreck, and so every man's life will be in danger, and yet not one will perish; and therefore there was reason to be of good cheer, since this was what they could not, and did not expect, all hope of being saved was gone: wherefore this, if they could but believe it, must be good news to all the company; and in order to engage them to believe it, the apostle adds,

Acts 27:22 In-Context

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 After they 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 urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed.
23 Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me
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.’

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