And when it was determined that he should sail into Italy and that Paul, with the other prisoners, should be delivered to a centurion, named Julius, of the band Augusta,
Going on board a ship of Adrumetum, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia, Aristarchus, the Macedonian of Thessalonica, continuing with us.
And the day following, we came to Sidon. And Julius, treating Paul courteously, permitted him to go to his friends and to take care of himself.
And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.
And sailing over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Lystra, which is in Lycia.
And there, the centurion, finding a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy, removed us into it.
And when for many days we had sailed slowly and were scarce come over against Gnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed near Crete by Salmone.
And with much ado sailing by it, we came into a certain place, which is called Good-havens, nigh to which was the city of Thalassa.
And when much time was spent and when sailing now was dangerous, because the fast was now past, Paul comforted them,
Saying to them: Ye men, I see that the voyage beginneth to be with injury and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives.
But the centurion believed the pilot and the master of the ship, more than those things which were said by Paul.
And whereas it was not a commodious haven to winter in, the greatest part gave counsel to sail thence, if by any means they might reach Phenice, to winter there, which is a haven of Crete, looking towards the southwest and northwest.
And the south wind gently blowing, thinking that they had obtained their purpose, when they had loosed from Asson, they sailed close by Crete.
But not long after, there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroaquilo.
And when the ship was caught and could not bear up against the wind, giving up the ship to the winds, we were driven.
And running under a certain island that is called Cauda, we had much work to come by the boat.
Which being taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship: and fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, they let down the sail yard and so were driven.
And we, being mightily tossed with the tempest, the next day they lightened the ship.
And the third day they cast out with their own hands the tacking of the ship.
And when neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and no small storms lay on us, all hope of our being saved was now taken away.
And after they had fasted a long time, Paul standing forth in the midst of them, said: You should indeed, O ye men, have hearkened unto me and not have loosed from Crete and have gained this harm and loss.
And now I exhort you to be of good cheer. For there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but only of the ship.
For an angel of God, whose I am and whom I serve, stood by me this night,
Saying: Fear not, Paul, thou must be brought before Caesar; and behold, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall so be, as it hath been told me.
And we must come unto a certain island.