Parallel Bible results for Acts 27:27-44; Acts 28:1-10

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Acts 27:27-44

ESV 27 When the fourteenth night had come, as we were being driven across the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors suspected that they were nearing land. MSG 27 On the fourteenth night, adrift somewhere on the Adriatic Sea, at about midnight the sailors sensed that we were approaching land. ESV 28 So they took a sounding and found twenty fathoms. A little farther on they took a sounding again and found fifteen fathoms. MSG 28 Sounding, they measured a depth of one hundred twenty feet, and shortly after that ninety feet. ESV 29 And fearing that we might run on the rocks, they let down four anchors from the stern and prayed for day to come. MSG 29 Afraid that we were about to run aground, they threw out four anchors and prayed for daylight. ESV 30 And as the sailors were seeking to escape from the ship, and had lowered the ship's boat into the sea under pretense of laying out anchors from the bow, MSG 30 Some of the sailors tried to jump ship. They let down the lifeboat, pretending they were going to set out more anchors from the bow. ESV 31 Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, "Unless these men stay in the ship, you cannot be saved." MSG 31 Paul saw through their guise and told the centurion and his soldiers, "If these sailors don't stay with the ship, we're all going down." ESV 32 Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the ship's boat and let it go. MSG 32 So the soldiers cut the lines to the lifeboat and let it drift off. ESV 33 As day was about to dawn, Paul urged them all to take some food, saying, "Today is the fourteenth day that you have continued in suspense and without food, having taken nothing. MSG 33 With dawn about to break, Paul called everyone together and proposed breakfast: "This is the fourteenth day we've gone without food. None of us has felt like eating! ESV 34 Therefore I urge you to take some food. For it will give you strength, for not a hair is to perish from the head of any of you." MSG 34 But I urge you to eat something now. You'll need strength for the rescue ahead. You're going to come out of this without even a scratch!" ESV 35 And when he had said these things, he took bread, and giving thanks to God in the presence of all he broke it and began to eat. MSG 35 He broke the bread, gave thanks to God, passed it around, ESV 36 Then they all were encouraged and ate some food themselves. MSG 36 and they all ate heartily - ESV 37 (We were in all 276persons in the ship.) MSG 37 two hundred seventy-six of us, all told! ESV 38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea. MSG 38 With the meal finished and everyone full, the ship was further lightened by dumping the grain overboard. ESV 39 Now when it was day, they did not recognize the land, but they noticed a bay with a beach, on which they planned if possible to run the ship ashore. MSG 39 At daybreak, no one recognized the land - but then they did notice a bay with a nice beach. They decided to try to run the ship up on the beach. ESV 40 So they cast off the anchors and left them in the sea, at the same time loosening the ropes that tied the rudders. Then hoisting the foresail to the wind they made for the beach. MSG 40 They cut the anchors, loosed the tiller, raised the sail, and ran before the wind toward the beach. ESV 41 But striking a reef,they ran the vessel aground. The bow stuck and remained immovable, and the stern was being broken up by the surf. MSG 41 But we didn't make it. Still far from shore, we hit a reef and the ship began to break up. ESV 42 The soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners, lest any should swim away and escape. MSG 42 The soldiers decided to kill the prisoners so none could escape by swimming, ESV 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, MSG 43 but the centurion, determined to save Paul, stopped them. He gave orders for anyone who could swim to dive in and go for it, ESV 44 and the rest on planks or on pieces of the ship. And so it was that all were brought safely to land. MSG 44 and for the rest to grab a plank. Everyone made it to shore safely.

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Acts 28:1-10

ESV 1 After we were brought safely through, we then learned that the island was called Malta. MSG 1 Once everyone was accounted for and we realized we had all made it, we learned that we were on the island of Malta. ESV 2 The native people showed us unusual kindness, for they kindled a fire and welcomed us all, because it had begun to rain and was cold. MSG 2 The natives went out of their way to be friendly to us. The day was rainy and cold and we were already soaked to the bone, but they built a huge bonfire and gathered us around it. ESV 3 When Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and put them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened on his hand. MSG 3 Paul pitched in and helped. He had gathered up a bundle of sticks, but when he put it on the fire, a venomous snake, roused from its torpor by the heat, struck his hand and held on. ESV 4 When the native people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, "No doubt this man is a murderer. Though he has escaped from the sea, Justice has not allowed him to live." MSG 4 Seeing the snake hanging from Paul's hand like that, the natives jumped to the conclusion that he was a murderer getting his just deserts. ESV 5 He, however, shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm. MSG 5 Paul shook the snake off into the fire, none the worse for wear. ESV 6 They were waiting for him to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But when they had waited a long time and saw no misfortune come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god. MSG 6 They kept expecting him to drop dead, but when it was obvious he wasn't going to, they jumped to the conclusion that he was a god! ESV 7 Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the chief man of the island, named Publius, who received us and entertained us hospitably for three days. MSG 7 The head man in that part of the island was Publius. He took us into his home as his guests, drying us out and putting us up in fine style for the next three days. ESV 8 It happened that the father of Publius lay sick with fever and dysentery. And Paul visited him and prayed, and putting his hands on him healed him. MSG 8 Publius's father was sick at the time, down with a high fever and dysentery. Paul went to the old man's room, and when he laid hands on him and prayed, the man was healed. ESV 9 And when this had taken place, the rest of the people on the island who had diseases also came and were cured. MSG 9 Word of the healing got around fast, and soon everyone on the island who was sick came and got healed. ESV 10 They also honored us greatly, and when we were about to sail, they put on board whatever we needed. MSG 10 We spent a wonderful three months on Malta. They treated us royally, took care of all our needs and outfitted us for the rest of the journey.

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