The Bible in Its Traditions

Acts of the Apostles 27:9–44

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Now when much time had been spent, the voyage having already become dangerous, because the Fast had already gone by, Paul recommended,

Then, after much time had passed, and since sailing would no longer be prudent because the Fast Day had now passed, Paul consoled them,

There we remained for a long time, till also the day of the Jewish fast was over and, since it had now become dangerous for any one to sail, Paul gave them advice,

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10  saying to them, "Men, I perceive this voyage is going to be with hardship and much loss, not only of the cargo and of the ship but also our lives."

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

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11  But the centurion was persuaded by the helmsman and the ship owner, rather than by the things being said by Paul.

11  But the centurion gave more heed to the master and to the owner of the ship, than to those things which were spoken by Paul.

11  Nevertheless, the centurion listened to the master and owner of the ship more than to the words of Paul.

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12  And because the harbor was not suitable to winter in, the majority gave counsel to put to sea from there, if perhaps they might be able to get to Phoenix to spend the winter there, a harbor of Crete opening toward the southwest and to the northwest.

12  And as the harbor was not commodious for wintering in, many of us were desirous to sail from thence, and if possible to reach and winter in a harbor at Crete, which is called Phe-niÆce, which lies towards the south.

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13  And when a south wind blew gently, supposing they had attained their purpose, they weighed anchor and sailed along close in shore to Crete.

13  And since the south wind was blowing gently, they thought that they might reach their goal. And after they had set out from Asson, they weighed anchor at Crete.

13  And when the south wind blew softly, they thought they could reach their destination as they had desired, and we sailed around Crete.

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14  But not long after, a head wind like a hurricane arose, called [a ]Euroclydon;

14  But after no long time there beat down from it a tempestuous wind, which is called Euraquilo

14  A short while after, there arose against us a hurricane called Ty-phonÆic Eu-rocÆlydon.

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15  and when the ship was seized by it, and not being able to face into the wind, we were being driven along, [having ]given in [to the wind.]

15  and when the ship was caught, and could not face the wind, we gave way [to it,] and were driven.

15  And once the ship had been caught in it and was not able to strive against the wind, giving over the ship to the winds, we were driven along.

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16  And running under the sheltered side of a certain little island called Clauda, we secured the skiff with difficulty.

16  Then, being forced along a certain island, which is called the Tail, we were barely able to hold on to the ship’s lifeboat.

16  And as we passed under the lee of an island which is called ClauÆda, we could hardly man the shipÆs boat.

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17  And having hoisted it up, they used cables for undergirding the ship; and being afraid lest they run aground in the Syrtes [Shallows], they let down the driving anchor, thus they were being driven along [by the wind.]

17  And when we had launched it, we began undergirding and repairing the ship; and because we were afraid of grounding, we lowered the sail, and so we drifted.

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.

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18  And because we were exceedingly tempest-tossed, the next day they lightened the ship.

18  And as we labored exceedingly with the storm, the next day they began to throw the [the freight] overboard;

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19  And on the third day we threw off the equipment of the ship with our own hands.

19  and the third day they cast out with their own hands the tackling of the ship.

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20  And neither the sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small storm pressed on us, finally all hope for us to be saved was taken away.

20  Then, when neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no end to the storm was imminent, all hope for our safety was now taken away.

20  And as the winter was so severe that for many days, neither sun nor stars could be seen, all hope of surviving was given up.

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21  Now when they had abstained from food for a long time, then stood Paul in the midst of them and said, "Men, you should have followed my advice and not put to sea from Crete, and to spare [yourselves ]this hardship and loss.

21  And after they had fasted for a long time, Paul, standing in their midst, said: “Certainly, men, you should have listened to me and not set out from Crete, so as to cause this injury and loss.

21  And as no man among them had eaten anything, Paul stood up in the midst of them, and said, Men, if you had listened to me, we would not have sailed from Crete, and we would have been spared this loss and suffering.

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22  And now I urge you to keep up [your] courage, for there will be loss of not one life among you, only of the ship.

22  Now let me counsel you not to be depressed: for not a single life among you will be lost, but only the ship.

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23  For there stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I belong, whom also I serve,

23  For an Angel of God, who is assigned to me and whom I serve, stood beside me this night,

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24  saying, 'Do not be afraid, Paul; for it is necessary for you to stand before Caesar; and behold, God has granted you all those sailing with you.'

24  saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must stand before Caesar: and lo, God hath granted thee all them that sail with thee.

24  And he said to me, Fear not, Paul; you must stand before Cµsar: and behold, God has given to you all of them who sail with you.

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25  "Therefore keep up your courage, men; for I believe God that it will be in the very manner it has been spoken to me.

25  Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even so as it hath been spoken unto me.

25  Because of this, men, be courageous in soul. For I trust God that this will happen in the same way that it has been told to me.

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26  However, it is necessary [for] us to run aground on a certain island."

26  But we must be cast upon a certain island.

26  However, we will be cast upon an island.

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27  Now when it was the fourteenth night, as we were driven about in the Adriatic Sea, in the middle of the night the sailors sensed that land was approaching them.

27  And after fourteen days of being lost and weary in the sea of AÆdri-a, about midnight the sailors thought they were drawing near to land.

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;

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28  And having taken a sounding, they found it to be twenty fathoms; and when they had gone a little farther, they took soundings again and found it to be fifteen fathoms;

28  and they sounded, and found twenty fathoms; and after a little space, they sounded again, and found fifteen fathoms.

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29  and being afraid lest we should run aground on the rocks, they threw out four anchors from the stern, and were praying for day to come.

29  Then, fearing that we might happen upon rough places, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and they were hoping for daylight to arrive soon.

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30  Now as the sailors were seeking to flee from the ship, and letting down the skiff into the sea, in pretense of spreading out anchors from the prow,

30  Yet truly, the sailors were seeking a way to flee from the ship, for they had lowered a lifeboat into the sea, on the pretext that they were attempting to cast anchors from the bow of the ship.

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,

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31  Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, "If these men do not remain in the ship, you cannot be saved."

31  So Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, “Unless these men remain in the ship, you will not be able to be saved.”

31  And when Paul found it out, he said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Unless these men remain on board the ship, you cannot be saved.

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32  Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the skiff and let it fall off.

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33  And until the [time] was about to be day, Paul was urging them all to receive their share of food, saying, "Today is the fourteenth day you continue waiting without eating, having taken nothing.

33  And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take some food, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye wait and continue fasting, having taken nothing.

33  But Paul till the early morning kept begging them all to eat, saying to them, Today is the fourteenth day since you have tasted anything because of fear.

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34  Therefore I urge you to take food, for this is for your deliverance; for not a hair from your head shall fall."

34  Wherefore I beseech you to take some food: for this is for your safety: for there shall not a hair perish from the head of any of you.

34  For this reason, I beg you to accept food for the sake of your health. For not a hair from the head of any of you shall perish.”

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35  And having said these things and having taken bread, he gave thanks to God in the presence of all, and having broken it, he began to eat.

35  And when he had said this, and had taken bread, he gave thanks to God in the presence of all; and he brake it, and began to eat.

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36  And they all became cheerful and also took food themselves.

36  Then they were all cheerful, and received nourishment.

36  Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat.

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37  And in all we were two hundred and seventy-six persons on the ship.

37  Truly, we were two hundred and seventy-six souls on the ship.

37  We were in all, on board, two hundred and seventy-six persons.

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38  And having eaten enough, they began lightening the ship and throwing out the wheat into the sea.

38  And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.

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39  Now when it became day, they did not recognize the land; but they noticed a certain bay which had a beach, on which they resolved, if possible, to run the ship ashore.

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40  And casting off the anchors, they were leaving them in the sea, meanwhile loosening the ropes of the rudders; and having raised the mainsail to the wind, they began steering toward the beach.

40  And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves to the sea, at the same time loosing the restraints of the rudders. And so, raising the mainsail to the gusting wind, they pressed on toward the shore.

40  So they cut off the anchors from the ship, and threw them into the sea, and loosed the rudder ropes, then they hoisted the topsail to the wind, and sailed toward shore.

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41  But they struck a reef and ran the vessel aground, and the prow became stuck and remained unmoved, but the stern was being broken up by the violence of the waves.

41  And when we happened upon a place open to two seas, they ran the ship aground. And indeed, the bow, being immobilized, remained fixed, but truly the stern was broken by the violence of the sea.

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.

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42  And the soldiers' decision was that they would kill the prisoners, lest any should swim away and escape.

42  Then the soldiers were in agreement that they should kill the prisoners, lest anyone, after escaping by swimming, might flee.

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43  But the centurion, wanting to rescue Paul, hindered them in their intention, and commanded that those who were able to swim to jump down first to go toward the land,

43  But the centurion, desiring to save Paul, stayed them from their purpose; and commanded that they who could swim should cast themselves overboard, and get first to the land;

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44  and the rest, some on boards and others on parts from the ship. And in this way it came about that all were brought to safety.

44  And as for the others, some they carried on boards, and others on those things that belonged to the ship. And so it happened that every soul escaped to the land.

44  The others he made cross over on boards and on broken pieces of the ship. In this manner, all of them escaped and reached shore safely.