31 Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, “Unless these men remain on the ship, you yourselves cannot be saved.” 32 Then the soldiers cut away the (A)ropes of the ship’s boat and let it fall away.

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. 34 Therefore, I encourage you to take some food, for this is for your survival, for (B)not a hair from the head of any of you will perish.” 35 Having said this, he took bread and (C)gave thanks to God in the presence of them all, and he broke it and began to eat. 36 All (D)of them [a]were encouraged and they themselves also took food. 37 We were 276 [b](E)people on the ship in all. 38 When they had eaten enough, they began lightening the ship by (F)throwing the wheat out into the sea.

39 Now when day came, (G)they [c]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. 40 And casting off (H)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. 41 But they struck a [d]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.

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  1. Acts 27:36 Lit became cheerful
  2. Acts 27:37 Lit souls
  3. Acts 27:39 Lit were not recognizing
  4. Acts 27:41 Lit place

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