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Acts 27:1-26 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

27 And when it was determined that we should sail to Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus’ band.

And entering into a ship from Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail along the coasts of Asia, one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us.

And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously treated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself.

And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.

And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia.

And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy, and he put us aboard.

And when we had sailed slowly many days and scarcely had come as far as Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under the lee of Crete off Salmone;

and, with difficulty passing by it, we came unto a place which is called The Fair Havens, nigh unto the city of Lasea.

Now after much time had been lost, and when sailing was now dangerous because the Fast was now already past, Paul admonished them

10 and said unto them, “Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be attended by hurt and much damage, not only to the lading and ship, but also to our lives.”

11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, rather than those things which were spoken by Paul.

12 And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the greater number advised to depart thence also, hoping that by some means they might attain Phoenix, which is a haven of Crete and lieth toward the southwest and northwest, and there to winter.

13 And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, casting loose from thence, they sailed close by Crete.

14 But not long after, there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.

15 And when the ship was caught and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.

16 And running under the lee of a certain island, which is called Clauda, we had much work in securing the boat,

17 which when they had taken up, they used helps to undergird the ship. And fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, they struck sail, and so were driven.

18 And being exceedingly tossed by a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship;

19 and the third day we cast out with our own hands the ship’s tackle.

20 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.

21 But after long fasting, Paul stood forth in the midst of them and said, “Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and should not have cast loose from Crete and suffered this harm and loss.

22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer, for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship only.

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

24 saying, ‘Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar. And lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.’

25 Therefore sirs, be of good cheer, for I believe God, and that it shall be even as it was told to me.

26 Nonetheless, we must be cast upon a certain island.”


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