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Acts 27:1-26

ESV 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. MSG 1 As soon as arrangements were complete for our sailing to Italy, Paul and a few other prisoners were placed under the supervision of a centurion named Julius, a member of an elite guard. ESV 2 And embarking in a ship of Adramyttium, which was about to sail to the ports along the coast of Asia, we put to sea, accompanied by Aristarchus, a Macedonian from Thessalonica. MSG 2 We boarded a ship from Adramyttium that was bound for Ephesus and ports west. Aristarchus, a Macedonian from Thessalonica, went with us. ESV 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. MSG 3 The next day we put in at Sidon. Julius treated Paul most decently - let him get off the ship and enjoy the hospitality of his friends there. ESV 4 And putting out to sea from there we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were against us. MSG 4 Out to sea again, we sailed north under the protection of the northeast shore of Cyprus because winds out of the west were against us, ESV 5 And when we had sailed across the open sea along the coast of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra in Lycia. MSG 5 and then along the coast westward to the port of Myra. ESV 6 There the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy and put us on board. MSG 6 There the centurion found an Egyptian ship headed for Italy and transferred us on board. ESV 7 We sailed slowly for a number of days and arrived with difficulty off Cnidus, and as the wind did not allow us to go farther, we sailed under the lee of Crete off Salmone. MSG 7 We ran into bad weather and found it impossible to stay on course. After much difficulty, we finally made it to the southern coast of the island of Crete ESV 8 Coasting along it with difficulty, we came to a place called Fair Havens, near which was the city of Lasea. MSG 8 and docked at Good Harbor (appropriate name!). ESV 9 Since much time had passed, and the voyage was now dangerous because even the Fast was already over, Paul advised them, MSG 9 By this time we had lost a lot of time. We had passed the autumn equinox, so it would be stormy weather from now on through the winter, too dangerous for sailing. Paul warned, ESV 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." MSG 10 "I see only disaster ahead for cargo and ship - to say nothing of our lives! - if we put out to sea now." ESV 11 But the centurion paid more attention to the pilot and to the owner of the ship than to what Paul said. MSG 11 The centurion set Paul's warning aside and let the ship captain and the shipowner talk him into trying for the next harbor. ESV 12 And because the harbor was not suitable to spend the winter in, the majority decided to put out to sea from there, on the chance that somehow they could reach Phoenix, a harbor of Crete, facing both southwest and northwest, and spend the winter there. MSG 12 But it was not the best harbor for staying the winter. Phoenix, a few miles further on, was more suitable. ESV 13 Now when the south wind blew gently, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor and sailed along Crete, close to the shore. MSG 13 When a gentle southerly breeze came up, they weighed anchor, thinking it would be smooth sailing. ESV 14 But soon a tempestuous wind, called the northeaster, struck down from the land. MSG 14 But they were no sooner out to sea than a gale-force wind, the infamous nor'easter, struck. ESV 15 And when the ship was caught and could not face the wind, we gave way to it and were driven along. MSG 15 They lost all control of the ship. It was a cork in the storm. ESV 16 Running under the lee of a small island called Cauda, we managed with difficulty to secure the ship's boat. MSG 16 We came under the lee of the small island named Clauda, and managed to get a lifeboat ready and reef the sails. ESV 17 After hoisting it up, they used supports to undergird the ship. Then, fearing that they would run aground on the Syrtis, they lowered the gear, and thus they were driven along. MSG 17 But rocky shoals prevented us from getting close. We only managed to avoid them by throwing out drift anchors. ESV 18 Since we were violently storm-tossed, they began the next day to jettison the cargo. MSG 18 Next day, out on the high seas again and badly damaged now by the storm, we dumped the cargo overboard. ESV 19 And on the third day they threw the ship's tackle overboard with their own hands. MSG 19 The third day the sailors lightened the ship further by throwing off all the tackle and provisions. ESV 20 When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned. MSG 20 It had been many days since we had seen either sun or stars. Wind and waves were battering us unmercifully, and we lost all hope of rescue. ESV 21 Since they had been without food for a long time, Paul stood up among them and said, "Men, you should have listened to me and not have set sail from Crete and incurred this injury and loss. MSG 21 With our appetite for both food and life long gone, Paul took his place in our midst and said, "Friends, you really should have listened to me back in Crete. We could have avoided all this trouble and trial. 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. 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. ESV 23 For this very night there stood before me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship, MSG 23 "Last night God's angel stood at my side, an angel of this God I serve, ESV 24 and he said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.' MSG 24 saying to me, 'Don't give up, Paul. You're going to stand before Caesar yet - and everyone sailing with you is also going to make it.' ESV 25 So take heart, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told. MSG 25 So, dear friends, take heart. I believe God will do exactly what he told me. ESV 26 But we must run aground on some island." MSG 26 But we're going to shipwreck on some island or other."

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