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Acts 27 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Paul Is Sent to Rome

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:1 - Now when it was decided that we would sail for Italy, they proceeded to turn Paul and some other prisoners over to a centurion of the Augustan [fn]cohort, named Julius.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:2 - And we boarded an Adramyttian ship that was about to sail to the regions along the coast of [fn]Asia, and put out to sea accompanied by Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:3 - The next day we put in at Sidon; and Julius treated Paul with consideration and allowed him to go to his friends and receive care.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:4 - From there we put out to sea and sailed under the shelter of Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:5 - When we had sailed through the sea along the coast of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we landed at Myra in Lycia.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:6 - There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy, and he put us aboard it.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:7 - When we had sailed slowly for a good many days, and with difficulty had arrived off Cnidus, since the wind did not permit us to go farther, we sailed under the shelter of Crete, off Salmone;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:8 - and with difficulty sailing past it, we came to a place called Fair Havens, near which was the city of Lasea.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:9 - When considerable time had passed and the voyage was now dangerous, since even the [fn]fast was already over, Paul started admonishing them,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:10 - saying to them, “Men, I perceive that the voyage will certainly be with damage and great loss, not only of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:11 - But the centurion was more persuaded by the pilot and the [fn]captain of the ship than by what was being said by Paul.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:12 - The harbor was not suitable for wintering, so the majority reached a decision to put out to sea from there, if somehow they could reach Phoenix, a harbor of Crete facing southwest and northwest, and spend the winter there.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:13 - [fn]When a moderate south wind came up, thinking that they had attained their purpose, they weighed anchor and began sailing along Crete, closer to shore.


Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:14 - But before very long a violent wind, called [fn]Euraquilo, rushed down from [fn]the land;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:15 - and when the ship was caught in it and could not head up into the wind, we gave up and let ourselves be driven by the wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:16 - Running under the shelter of a small island called Cauda, we were able to get the ship’s [fn]boat under control only with difficulty.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:17 - After they had hoisted it up, they used [fn]supporting cables in undergirding the ship; and fearing that they might run aground on the shallows of Syrtis, they let down the [fn]sea anchor and let themselves be driven along in this way.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:18 - The next day as we were being violently tossed by the storm, [fn]they began to jettison the cargo;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:19 - and on the third day they threw the ship’s tackle overboard with their own hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:20 - 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 slowly abandoned.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:21 - [fn]When many had lost their appetites, Paul then stood among them and said, “[fn]Men, you should have followed my advice and not have set sail from Crete, and thereby spared yourselves this damage and loss.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:22 - “And yet now I urge you to keep up your courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:23 - “For this very night an angel of the God to whom I belong, whom I also serve, came to me,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:24 - saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar; and behold, God has graciously granted you all those who are sailing with you.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:25 - “Therefore, keep up your courage, men, for I believe God that [fn]it will turn out exactly as I have been told.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:26 - “But we must run aground on a certain island.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:27 - But when the fourteenth night came, as we were being driven about in the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors began to suspect that [fn]they were approaching some land.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:28 - And 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:29 - Fearing that we might run aground somewhere on the [fn]rocks, they cast four anchors from the stern and [fn]prayed for daybreak.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:30 - But as the sailors were trying to escape from the ship and had let down the ship’s boat into the sea, on the pretense that they were going to lay out anchors from the bow,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:31 - Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, “Unless these men remain on the ship, you yourselves cannot be saved.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:32 - Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the ship’s boat and let it fall away.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:33 - Until the day was about to dawn, Paul kept 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 in nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:34 - “Therefore, I encourage you to take some food, for this is for your survival, for not a hair from the head of any of you will perish.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:35 - Having said this, he took bread and gave thanks to God in the presence of them all, and he broke it and began to eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:36 - All of them [fn]were encouraged and they themselves also took food.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:37 - We were 276 [fn]people on the ship in all.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:38 - When they had eaten enough, they began lightening the ship by throwing the wheat out into the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:39 - Now when day came, they [fn]could not recognize the land; but they did notice a bay with a beach, and they resolved to run the ship onto it if they could.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:40 - And casting off the anchors, they left them in the sea while at the same time they were loosening the ropes of the rudders; and they hoisted the foresail to the wind and were heading for the beach.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:41 - But they struck a [fn]reef where two seas met and ran the ship aground; and the prow stuck firmly and remained immovable, while the stern started to break up due to the force of the waves.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:42 - The soldiers’ plan was to kill the prisoners, so that none of them would swim away and escape;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:43 - but the centurion, wanting to bring Paul safely through, kept them from accomplishing their intention, and commanded that those who could swim were to [fn]jump overboard first and get to land,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:44 - and the rest were to follow, some on planks, and others on various things from the ship. And so it happened that they all were brought safely to land.
NASB20 Footnotes
Normally 600 men (the number varied)
I.e., west coast province of Asia Minor
I.e., Day of Atonement in September or October, which was a dangerous time of year for navigation
Or owner
Lit a south wind having gently blown
I.e., a northeaster
Lit it
Or skiff: a small boat in tow for emergencies, transportation to and from shore, etc.
Lit helps
Lit implement, an object designed to stabilize a boat from the stern against the wind.
Lit they were doing a throwing out
Lit there being much lack of appetite
Lit O men
Lit it will be
Lit some land was approaching them
Lit rough places
Or wished for
Lit became cheerful
Lit souls
Lit were not recognizing
Lit place
Lit throw themselves

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