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Paul Is Sent to Rome

1 When it was decided that awe bwould sail for cItaly, they proceeded to deliver Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan Idcohort named Julius. 2 And embarking in an Adramyttian ship, which was about to sail to the regions along the coast of IaAsia, we put out to sea accompanied by bAristarchus, a cMacedonian of dThessalonica. 3 The next day we put in at aSidon; and Julius btreated Paul with consideration and callowed him to go to his friends and receive care. 4 From there we put out to sea and sailed under the shelter of aCyprus because bthe winds were contrary. 5 When we had sailed through the sea along the coast of aCilicia and bPamphylia, we landed at Myra in Lycia. 6 There the centurion found an aAlexandrian ship sailing for bItaly, and he put us aboard it. 7 When we had sailed slowly for a good many days, and with difficulty had arrived off Cnidus, asince the wind did not permit us [to go] farther, we sailed under the shelter of bCrete, off Salmone; 8 and with difficulty asailing past it we came to a place called Fair Havens, near which was the city of Lasea.

[1] IOr battalion a[we] Ac 16:10; 27:1-28 bAc 25:12, 25 cAc 18:2; 27:6 dAc 10:1
[2] II.e. west coast province of Asia Minor aAc 2:9 bAc 19:29 cAc 16:9 dAc 17:1
[3] aMt 11:21 bAc 27:43 cAc 24:23
[4] aAc 4:36 bAc 27:7
[5] aAc 6:9 bAc 13:13
[6] aAc 28:11 bAc 18:2; 27:1
[7] aAc 27:4 bAc 2:11; 27:12f, 21; Tit 1:5, 12
[8] aAc 27:13

9 ¶ When considerable time had passed and the voyage was now dangerous, since even athe Ifast was already over, Paul [began] to admonish them, 10 and said to them, “Men, I perceive that the voyage will certainly be with adamage and great loss, not only of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives.” 11 But the centurion was more persuaded by the apilot and the Icaptain of the ship than by what was being said by Paul. 12 Because the harbor was not suitable for wintering, the majority reached a decision to put out to sea from there, if somehow they could reach Phoenix, a harbor of aCrete, facing southwest and northwest, and spend the winter [there].

[9] II.e. Day of Atonement in September or October, which was a dangerous time of year for navigation aLv 16:29-31; 23:27-29; Nu 29:7
[10] aAc 27:21
[11] IOr owner aRv 18:17
[12] aAc 2:11; 27:13, 21; Tit 1:5, 12

13IWhen a moderate south wind came up, supposing that they had attained their purpose, they weighed anchor and [began] asailing along bCrete, close [inshore].

[13] ILit a south wind having gently blown aAc 27:8 bAc 2:11; 27:12f, 21; Tit 1:5, 12


14 But before very long there arushed down from Ithe land a violent wind, called IIEuraquilo; 15 and when the ship was caught [in it] and could not face the wind, we gave way [to it] and let ourselves be driven along. 16 Running under the shelter of a small island called Clauda, we were scarcely able to get the [ship’s] Iboat under control. 17 After they had hoisted it up, they used Isupporting cables in undergirding the ship; and fearing that they might arun aground on [the shallows] of Syrtis, they let down the IIsea anchor and in this way let themselves be driven along. 18 The next day as we were being violently storm-tossed, Ithey began to ajettison the cargo; 19 and on the third day they threw the ship’s tackle overboard with their own hands. 20 Since neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small storm was assailing [us], from then on all hope of our being saved was gradually abandoned.

[14] ILit it III.e. a northeaster aMk 4:37
[16] IOr skiff: a small boat in tow or carried on board for emergency use, transportation to and from shore, etc.
[17] ILit helps IIOr gear aAc 27:26, 29
[18] ILit they were doing a throwing out aJna 1:5; Ac 27:38

21IWhen they had gone a long time without food, then Paul stood up in their midst and said, “aMen, you ought to have IIfollowed my advice and not to have set sail from bCrete and IIIincurred this adamage and loss. 22 [Yet] now I urge you to akeep up your courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but [only] of the ship. 23 For this very night aan angel of the God to whom I belong and bwhom I serve cstood before me, 24 saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; ayou must stand before Caesar; and behold, God has granted you ball those who are sailing with you.’ 25 Therefore, akeep up your courage, men, for I believe God that Iit will turn out exactly as I have been told. 26 But we must arun aground on a certain bisland.”

[21] ILit there being much abstinence from food IILit obeyed me IIILit gained aAc 27:10 bAc 27:7
[22] aAc 27:25, 36
[23] aAc 5:19 bRo 1:9 cAc 18:9; 23:11; 2Ti 4:17
[24] aAc 23:11 bAc 27:31, 42, 44
[25] ILit it will be aAc 27:22, 36
[26] aAc 27:17, 29 bAc 28:1

27 ¶ But when the fourteenth night came, as we were being driven about in the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors [began] to surmise that Ithey were approaching some land. 28 They took soundings and found [it to be] twenty fathoms; and a little farther on they took another sounding and found [it to be] fifteen fathoms. 29 Fearing that we might arun aground somewhere on the Irocks, they cast four anchors from the stern and IIwished for daybreak. 30 But as the sailors were trying to escape from the ship and had let down athe [ship’s] boat into the sea, on the pretense of intending to lay out anchors from the bow, 31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, “Unless these men remain in the ship, you yourselves cannot be saved.” 32 Then the soldiers cut away the aropes of the [ship’s] boat and let it fall away.

[27] ILit some land was approaching them
[29] ILit rough places IILit they were praying for it to become day aAc 27:17, 26
[30] aAc 27:16
[32] aJn 2:15

33 ¶ Until the day was about to dawn, Paul was encouraging them all to take some food, saying, “Today is the fourteenth day that you have been constantly watching and going without eating, having taken nothing. 34 Therefore I encourage you to take some food, for this is for your preservation, for anot a hair from the head of any of you will perish.” 35 Having said this, he took bread and agave thanks to God in the presence of all, and he broke it and began to eat. 36 All aof them Iwere encouraged and they themselves also took food. 37 All of us in the ship were two hundred and seventy-six Iapersons. 38 When they had eaten enough, they [began] to lighten the ship by athrowing out the wheat into the sea.

[34] aMt 10:30
[35] aMt 14:19
[36] ILit became cheerful aAc 27:22, 25
[37] ILit souls aAc 2:41
[38] aJna 1:5; Ac 27:18

39 ¶ When day came, athey Icould not recognize the land; but they did observe a bay with a beach, and they resolved to drive the ship onto it if they could. 40 And casting off athe anchors, they left them in the sea while at the same time they were loosening the ropes of the rudders; and hoisting the foresail to the wind, they were heading for the beach. 41 But striking a Ireef where two seas met, they ran the vessel aground; and the prow stuck fast and remained immovable, but the stern [began] to be broken up by the force [of the waves]. 42 The soldiers’ plan was to akill the prisoners, so that none [of them] would swim away and escape; 43 but the centurion, awanting to bring Paul safely through, kept them from their intention, and commanded that those who could swim should Ijump overboard first and get to land, 44 and the rest [should follow], some on planks, and others on various things from the ship. And so it happened that athey all were brought safely to land.

[39] ILit were not recognizing aAc 28:1
[40] aAc 27:29
[41] ILit place
[42] aAc 12:19
[43] ILit throw themselves aAc 27:3
[44] aAc 27:22, 31

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Paul shipping toward Rome,

1 ¶ And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto [one] named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band. 2 And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; [one] Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us. 3 And the next [day] we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave [him] liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself. 4 And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary. 5 And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, [a city] of Lycia. 6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein. 7 And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone; 8 And, hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called The fair havens; nigh whereunto was the city [of] Lasea. 9 Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished [them],

[1] Gn 50:20; Ps 33:11; 76:10; Pv 19:21; Lm 3:27; Dn 4:35; Mt 8:5; 27:54; Lk 7:2; 23:47; Ac 10:1, 22; 18:2; 19:21; 21:32; 22:26; 23:11, 17; 24:23; 25:12, 25; 27:11, 43; 28:16; Ro 15:22; He 13:24.
[2] Lk 8:22; Ac 16:10, 17; 19:19; 20:4, 5, 15; 21:1, 5; 28:2, 10, 12, 16; Col 4:10; Phm 1:24.
[3] Gn 10:15; 49:13; Is 23:2, 12; Zc 9:2; Ac 12:20; 24:23; 27:1, 3; 28:16.
[4] Mt 14:24; Mk 6:48; Ac 4:36; 11:19; 13:4; 15:39; 21:3, 16.
[5] Ac 2:10; 6:9; 13:13; 15:23, 38, 41; 21:39; 22:3; Ga 1:21.
[6] Ac 6:9; 18:24; 27:1; 28:11.
[7] Ac 2:11; 27:4, 12, 21; Tit 1:5, 12.
[8] Ac 27:8.
[9] Lv 16:29; 23:27; Nu 29:7.

foretelleth of the danger of the voyage,

10 And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives.

[10] Gn 41:16, 38; 2K 6:9; Ps 25:14; Dn 2:30; Am 3:7; Ac 27:20, 21, 31, 34, 41; 1P 4:18.

but is not believed.

11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul. 12 And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, [and there] to winter; [which is] an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north west. 13 And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained [their] purpose, loosing [thence], they sailed close by Crete.

[11] Ex 9:20; 2K 6:10; Pv 27:12; Ezk 3:17; 33:4; Ac 27:21; He 11:7.
[12] Ps 107:30; Ac 27:7, 8.
[13] Jb 37:17; Ps 78:26; So 4:16; Lk 12:55; Ac 27:21.

They are tossed to and fro with tempest,

14 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon. 15 And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let [her] drive. 16 And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat: 17 Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven. 18 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next [day] they lightened the ship; 19 And the third [day] we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship. 20 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on [us], all hope that we should be saved was then taken away. 21 But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.

[14] Ex 14:21; Ps 107:25; Ezk 27:26; Jna 1:3; Mt 8:24; Mk 4:37.
[15] Ac 27:27; Jm 3:4.
[16] Ac 27:16.
[17] Ac 27:29, 41.
[18] Ps 107:27; Jna 1:5; Mt 16:26; Lk 16:8; Ac 27:19, 38; Php 3:7; He 12:1.
[19] Jb 2:4; Jna 1:5; Mk 8:35; Lk 9:24.
[20] Ex 10:21; Ps 105:28; 107:25; Is 57:10; Jr 2:25; Ezk 37:11; Jna 1:4, 11; Mt 8:24; 24:29; 2Co 11:25; Ep 2:12; 1Th 4:13.
[21] Gn 42:22; Ps 107:5; Ac 27:9, 13, 33.

assured of their safety,

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. 23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, 24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee. 25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me. 26 Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island. 27 But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country; 28 And sounded, and found [it] twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found [it] fifteen fathoms. 29 Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day. 30 And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship, 31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved. 32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off. 33 And while the day was coming on, Paul besought [them] all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing. 34 Wherefore I pray you to take [some] meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you. 35 And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken [it], he began to eat. 36 Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took [some] meat. 37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls. 38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea. 39 And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they discovered a certain creek with a shore, into the which they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship. 40 And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed [themselves] unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore.

[22] 1S 30:6; Ezr 10:2; Jb 2:4; 22:29; Ps 112:7; Is 43:1; Ac 23:11; 27:25, 31, 34, 36, 44; 2Co 1:4; 4:8.
[23] Ex 19:5; Dt 32:9; Ps 116:16; 135:4; 143:12; So 2:16; 6:3; Is 44:5, 21; Jr 31:33; 32:38; Ezk 36:38; Dn 3:17, 26, 28; 6:16, 20, 22; Zc 13:9; Mal 3:17; Jn 12:26; 17:9; Ac 5:19; 12:8, 23; 16:17; 23:11; Ro 1:1, 9; 6:22; 1Co 6:20; 2Ti 1:3; 2:24; Tit 1:1; 2:14; He 1:14; 1P 2:9; Rv 22:16.
[24] Gn 12:2; 15:1; 18:23; 19:21, 29; 30:27; 39:5, 23; 46:3; 1K 17:13; 2K 6:16; Is 41:10; 43:1; 58:11; Mi 5:7; Mt 10:18, 28; Jn 11:9; Ac 9:15; 18:9; 19:21; 23:11; 25:11; 27:37; 2Ti 4:16; Jm 5:16; Rv 1:17; 11:5.
[25] Nu 23:19; 2Ch 20:20; Lk 1:45; Ac 27:11, 21; Ro 4:20; 2Ti 1:12.
[26] Ac 28:1.
[27] 1K 9:27; Jna 1:6; Ac 27:18, 30; Rv 18:17.
[29] Dt 28:67; Ps 130:6; Ac 27:17, 30, 40, 41; He 6:19.
[30] Ac 27:16, 32, 41.
[31] Ps 91:11; Jr 29:11; Ezk 36:36; Lk 1:34; 4:9; Jn 6:37; Ac 27:11, 21, 22, 42; 2Th 2:13.
[32] Lk 16:8; Php 3:7.
[33] Ac 27:27, 29.
[34] 1K 1:52; Mt 10:30; 15:32; Mk 8:2; Lk 12:7; 21:18; Php 2:5; 1Ti 5:23.
[35] 1S 9:13; Ps 119:46; Mt 15:36; Mk 8:6; Lk 24:30; Jn 6:11, 23; Ac 2:46; Ro 1:16; 14:6; 1Co 10:30; 1Ti 4:3; 2Ti 1:8, 12; 1P 4:16.
[36] Ps 27:14; 2Co 1:4.
[37] Ac 2:41; 7:14; 27:24; Ro 13:1; 1P 3:20.
[38] Jb 2:4; Jna 1:5; Mt 6:25; 16:26; Ac 27:18; He 12:1.
[40] Is 33:23; Ac 27:29.

and suffer shipwreck;

41 And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves. 42 And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape. 43 But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from [their] purpose; and commanded that they which could swim should cast [themselves] first [into the sea], and get to land:

[41] 1K 22:48; 2Ch 20:37; Ezk 27:26, 34; Ac 27:17, 26; 2Co 11:25.
[42] Ps 74:20; Pv 12:10; Ec 9:3; Mk 15:15; Lk 23:40.
[43] Pv 16:7; Ac 23:10, 24; 27:3, 11, 31; 2Co 11:25.

yet all come safe to land.

44 And the rest, some on boards, and some on [broken pieces] of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.

[44] Ps 107:28; Am 9:9; Jn 6:39; Ac 27:22, 24; 2Co 1:8; 1P 4:18.

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