27:1 And when it was decided that we should sail for Italy, they delivered Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan Cohort, named Julius.
27:1 When it was decided that we were to sail for Italy, they transferred Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan Cohort, named Julius.

27:2 And embarking in a ship of Adramyt'tium, which was about to sail to the ports along the coast of Asia, we put to sea, accompanied by Aristar'chus, a Macedo'nian from Thessaloni'ca.
27:2 Embarking on a ship of Adramyttium that was about to set sail to the ports along the coast of Asia, we put to sea, accompanied by Aristarchus, a Macedonian from Thessalonica.

27:3 The next day we put in at Sidon; and Julius treated Paul kindly, and gave him leave to go to his friends and be cared for.
27:3 The next day we put in at Sidon; and Julius treated Paul kindly, and allowed him to go to his friends to be cared for.

27:4 And putting to sea from there we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were against us.
27:4 Putting out to sea from there, we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were against us.

27:5 And when we had sailed across the sea which is off Cili'cia and Pamphyl'ia, we came to Myra in Ly'cia.
27:5 After we had sailed across the sea that is off Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra in Lycia.

27:6 There the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy, and put us on board.
27:6 There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship bound for Italy and put us on board.

27:7 We sailed slowly for a number of days, and arrived with difficulty off Cni'dus, and as the wind did not allow us to go on, we sailed under the lee of Crete off Salmo'ne.
27:7 We sailed slowly for a number of days and arrived with difficulty off Cnidus, and as the wind was against us, we sailed under the lee of Crete off Salmone.

27:8 Coasting along it with difficulty, we came to a place called Fair Havens, near which was the city of Lase'a.
27:8 Sailing past it with difficulty, we came to a place called Fair Havens, near the city of Lasea.

27:9 As much time had been lost, and the voyage was already dangerous because the fast had already gone by, Paul advised them,
27:9 Since much time had been lost and sailing was now dangerous, because even the Fast had already gone by, Paul advised them,

27:10 saying, "Sirs, I perceive that the voyage will be with injury and much loss, not only of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives."
27:10 saying, "Sirs, I can see that the voyage will be with danger and much heavy loss, not only of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives."

27:11 But the centurion paid more attention to the captain and to the owner of the ship than to what Paul said.
27:11 But the centurion paid more attention to the pilot and to the owner of the ship than to what Paul said.

27:12 And because the harbor was not suitable to winter in, the majority advised to put to sea from there, on the chance that somehow they could reach Phoenix, a harbor of Crete, looking northeast and southeast, and winter there.
27:12 Since the harbor was not suitable for spending the winter, the majority was in favor of putting to sea from there, on the chance that somehow they could reach Phoenix, where they could spend the winter. It was a harbor of Crete, facing southwest and northwest.

27:13 And when the south wind blew gently, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor and sailed along Crete, close inshore.
27:13 When a moderate south wind began to blow, they thought they could achieve their purpose; so they weighed anchor and began to sail past Crete, close to the shore.

27:14 But soon a tempestuous wind, called the northeaster, struck down from the land;
27:14 But soon a violent wind, called the northeaster, rushed down from Crete.

27:15 and when the ship was caught and could not face the wind, we gave way to it and were driven.
27:15 Since the ship was caught and could not be turned head-on into the wind, we gave way to it and were driven.

27:16 And running under the lee of a small island called Cauda, we managed with difficulty to secure the boat;
27:16 By running under the lee of a small island called Cauda we were scarcely able to get the ship's boat under control.

27:17 after hoisting it up, they took measures to undergird the ship; then, fearing that they should run on the Syr'tis, they lowered the gear, and so were driven.
27:17 After hoisting it up they took measures to undergird the ship; then, fearing that they would run on the Syrtis, they lowered the sea anchor and so were driven.

27:18 As we were violently storm-tossed, they began next day to throw the cargo overboard;
27:18 We were being pounded by the storm so violently that on the next day they began to throw the cargo overboard,

27:19 and the third day they cast out with their own hands the tackle of the ship.
27:19 and on the third day with their own hands they threw the ship's tackle overboard.

27:20 And when neither sun nor stars appeared for many a day, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned.
27:20 When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest raged, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned.

27:21 As they had been long without food, Paul then came forward among them and said, "Men, you should have listened to me, and should not have set sail from Crete and incurred this injury and loss.
27:21 Since they had been without food for a long time, Paul then stood up among them and said, "Men, you should have listened to me and not have set sail from Crete and thereby avoided this damage and loss.

27:22 I now bid you take heart; for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.
27:22 I urge you now to keep up your courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.

27:23 For this very night there stood by me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship,
27:23 For last night there stood by me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship,

27:24 and he said, `Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar; and lo, God has granted you all those who sail with you.'
27:24 and he said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before the emperor; and indeed, God has granted safety to all those who are sailing with you.'

27:25 So take heart, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told.
27:25 So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told.

27:26 But we shall have to run on some island."
27:26 But we will have to run aground on some island."

27:27 When the fourteenth night had come, as we were drifting across the sea of A'dria, about midnight the sailors suspected that they were nearing land.
27:27 When the fourteenth night had come, as we were drifting across the sea of Adria, about midnight the sailors suspected that they were nearing land.

27:28 So they sounded and found twenty fathoms; a little farther on they sounded again and found fifteen fathoms.
27:28 So they took soundings and found twenty fathoms; a little farther on they took soundings again and found fifteen fathoms.

27:29 And fearing that we might run on the rocks, they let out four anchors from the stern, and prayed for day to come.
27:29 Fearing that we might run on the rocks, they let down four anchors from the stern and prayed for day to come.

27:30 And as the sailors were seeking to escape from the ship, and had lowered the boat into the sea, under pretense of laying out anchors from the bow,
27:30 But when the sailors tried to escape from the ship and had lowered the boat into the sea, on the pretext of putting out anchors from the bow,

27:31 Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, "Unless these men stay in the ship, you cannot be saved."
27:31 Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, "Unless these men stay in the ship, you cannot be saved."

27:32 Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat, and let it go.
27:32 Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat and set it adrift.

27:33 As day was about to dawn, Paul urged them all to take some food, saying, "Today is the fourteenth day that you have continued in suspense and without food, having taken nothing.
27:33 Just before daybreak, Paul urged all of them to take some food, saying, "Today is the fourteenth day that you have been in suspense and remaining without food, having eaten nothing.

27:34 Therefore I urge you to take some food; it will give you strength, since not a hair is to perish from the head of any of you."
27:34 Therefore I urge you to take some food, for it will help you survive; for none of you will lose a hair from your heads."

27:35 And when he had said this, he took bread, and giving thanks to God in the presence of all he broke it and began to eat.
27:35 After he had said this, he took bread; and giving thanks to God in the presence of all, he broke it and began to eat.

27:36 Then they all were encouraged and ate some food themselves.
27:36 Then all of them were encouraged and took food for themselves.

27:37 (We were in all two hundred and seventy-six persons in the ship.)
27:37 (We were in all two hundred seventy-six persons in the ship.)

27:38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.
27:38 After they had satisfied their hunger, they lightened the ship by throwing the wheat into the sea.

27:39 Now when it was day, they did not recognize the land, but they noticed a bay with a beach, on which they planned if possible to bring the ship ashore.
27:39 In the morning they did not recognize the land, but they noticed a bay with a beach, on which they planned to run the ship ashore, if they could.

27:40 So they cast off the anchors and left them in the sea, at the same time loosening the ropes that tied the rudders; then hoisting the foresail to the wind they made for the beach.
27:40 So they cast off the anchors and left them in the sea. At the same time they loosened the ropes that tied the steering-oars; then hoisting the foresail to the wind, they made for the beach.

27:41 But striking a shoal they ran the vessel aground; the bow stuck and remained immovable, and the stern was broken up by the surf.
27:41 But striking a reef, they ran the ship aground; the bow stuck and remained immovable, but the stern was being broken up by the force of the waves.

27:42 The soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners, lest any should swim away and escape;
27:42 The soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners, so that none might swim away and escape;

27:43 but the centurion, wishing to save Paul, kept them from carrying out their purpose. He ordered those who could swim to throw themselves overboard first and make for the land,
27:43 but the centurion, wishing to save Paul, kept them from carrying out their plan. He ordered those who could swim to jump overboard first and make for the land,

27:44 and the rest on planks or on pieces of the ship. And so it was that all escaped to land.
27:44 and the rest to follow, some on planks and others on pieces of the ship. And so it was that all were brought safely to land.