Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Format by: Verse Paragraph
Red Letter
Audio Bibles
The Blue Letter Bible

Acts 27 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Audio Bibles
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:1 - And when our sailing to Italy was determined, they were delivering up both Paul and certain others, prisoners, to a centurion, by name Julius, of the band of Sebastus,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:2 - and having embarked in a ship of Adramyttium, we, being about to sail by the coasts of Asia, did set sail, there being with us Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:3 - on the next day also we touched at Sidon, and Julius, courteously treating Paul, did permit him, having gone on unto friends, to receive their care.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:4 - And thence, having set sail, we sailed under Cyprus, because of the winds being contrary,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:5 - and having sailed over the sea over-against Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myria of Lycia,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:6 - and there the centurion having found a ship of Alexandria, sailing to Italy, did put us into it,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:7 - and having sailed slowly many days, and with difficulty coming over-against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over-against Salmone,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:8 - and hardly passing it, we came to a certain place called 'Fair Havens,' nigh to which was the city of Lasaea.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:9 - And much time being spent, and the sailing being now dangerous -- because of the fast also being already past -- Paul was admonishing,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:10 - saying to them, 'Men, I perceive that with hurt, and much damage, not only of the lading and of the ship, but also of our lives -- the voyage is about to be;'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:11 - but the centurion to the pilot and to the shipowner gave credence more than to the things spoken by Paul;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:12 - and the haven being incommodious to winter in, the more part gave counsel to sail thence also, if by any means they might be able, having attained to Phenice, there to winter, which is a haven of Crete, looking to the south-west and north-west,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:13 - and a south wind blowing softly, having thought they had obtained their purpose, having lifted anchor, they sailed close by Crete,


Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:14 - and not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, that is called Euroclydon,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:15 - and the ship being caught, and not being able to bear up against the wind, having given her up, we were borne on,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:16 - and having run under a certain little isle, called Clauda, we were hardly able to become masters of the boat,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:17 - which having taken up, they were using helps, undergirding the ship, and fearing lest they may fall on the quicksand, having let down the mast -- so were borne on.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:18 - And we, being exceedingly tempest-tossed, the succeeding day they were making a clearing,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:19 - and on the third day with our own hands the tackling of the ship we cast out,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:20 - and neither sun nor stars appearing for more days, and not a little tempest lying upon us, thenceforth all hope was taken away of our being saved.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:21 - And there having been long fasting, then Paul having stood in the midst of them, said, 'It behoved you, indeed, O men -- having hearkened to me -- not to set sail from Crete, and to save this hurt and damage;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:22 - and now I exhort you to be of good cheer, for there shall be no loss of life among you -- but of the ship;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:23 - for there stood by me this night a messenger of God -- whose I am, and whom I serve --
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:24 - saying, Be not afraid Paul; before Caesar it behoveth thee to stand; and, lo, God hath granted to thee all those sailing with thee;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:25 - wherefore be of good cheer, men! for I believe God, that so it shall be, even as it hath been spoken to me,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:26 - and on a certain island it behoveth us to be cast.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:27 - And when the fourteenth night came -- we being borne up and down in the Adria -- toward the middle of the night the sailors were supposing that some country drew nigh to them;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:28 - and having sounded they found twenty fathoms, and having gone a little farther, and again having sounded, they found fifteen fathoms,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:29 - and fearing lest on rough places we may fall, out of the stern having cast four anchors, they were wishing day to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:30 - And the sailors seeking to flee out of the ship, and having let down the boat to the sea, in pretence as if out of the foreship they are about to cast anchors,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:31 - Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, 'If these do not remain in the ship -- ye are not able to be saved;'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:32 - then the soldiers did cut off the ropes of the boat, and suffered it to fall off.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:33 - And till the day was about to be, Paul was calling upon all to partake of nourishment, saying, 'Fourteen days to-day, waiting, ye continue fasting, having taken nothing,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:34 - wherefore I call upon you to take nourishment, for this is for your safety, for of not one of you shall a hair from the head fall;'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:35 - and having said these things, and having taken bread, he gave thanks to God before all, and having broken it, he began to eat;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:36 - and all having become of good cheer, themselves also took food,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:37 - (and we were -- all the souls in the ship -- two hundred, seventy and six),
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:38 - and having eaten sufficient nourishment, they were lightening the ship, casting forth the wheat into the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:39 - And when the day came, they were not discerning the land, but a certain creek were perceiving having a beach, into which they took counsel, if possible, to thrust forward the ship,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:40 - and the anchors having taken up, they were committing it to the sea, at the same time -- having loosed the bands of the rudders, and having hoisted up the mainsail to the wind -- they were making for the shore,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:41 - and having fallen into a place of two seas, they ran the ship aground, and the fore-part, indeed, having stuck fast, did remain immoveable, but the hinder-part was broken by the violence of the waves.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:42 - And the soldiers' counsel was that they should kill the prisoners, lest any one having swam out should escape,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:43 - but the centurion, wishing to save Paul, hindered them from the counsel, and did command those able to swim, having cast themselves out first -- to get unto the land,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:44 - and the rest, some indeed upon boards, and some upon certain things of the ship; and thus it came to pass that all came safe unto the land.

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

New American Standard Bible
Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
All rights reserved.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan