Acts 27Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
Paul Is Put On a Ship Under Guard For The Voyage To Rome
27 And when it was determined that we[a] should sail-away to Italy, they were handing-over both Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Imperial[b] cohort, Julius by name. 2 And having boarded an Adramyttian[c] ship being about to sail to the places along [the coast of] Asia, we put-to-sea— Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us. 3 And on another day we put in at Sidon. And Julius, having treated Paul humanely, permitted him to obtain care[d], having gone to his friends. 4 And from there, having put-to-sea, we sailed-under-the-shelter[e]-of Cyprus because of the winds being contrary. 5 And having sailed-through the open-sea along Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came down to Myra of Lycia. 6 And there the centurion, having found an Alexandrian ship sailing to Italy, put us on board in it. 7 And in many[f] days, sailing-slowly and with-difficulty, having come-to-be off Cnidus[g]— the wind not permitting us to go farther[h]— we sailed-under-the-shelter-of Crete off Salmone. 8 And sailing-along it[i] with-difficulty, we came to a certain place being called Fair Havens, near to which was the city Lasea. 9 And a considerable time having passed, and the voyage being already dangerous[j] because even the Fast[k] had passed-by already, Paul was advising, 10 saying to them, “Men, I perceive[l] that the voyage will-certainly be with damage[m] and great loss— not only of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives”. 11 But the centurion was being persuaded more by the helmsman and the captain than by the things being said by Paul. 12 And the harbor being unsuitable for wintering, the majority made a plan[n] to put-to-sea from there— if somehow they might be able to spend-the-winter having attained to Phoenix[o], a harbor of Crete looking toward the southwest and toward the northwest.
A Severe Storm Catches The Ship
13 Now a south-wind [p] having blown-moderately— having supposed that they had taken-hold-of their purpose, having lifted anchor, they were sailing-along very-near Crete. 14 But after not much time a violent[q] wind rushed down from it[r], the one being called the “Northeaster[s]”. 15 And the ship having been seized and not being able to face-into the wind, we were being carried-along, having given ourselves up to it. 16 And having run-under-the-shelter-of a certain small-island being called Cauda[t], we were able with-difficulty to come-to-be in-control of the [ship’s] boat[u]— 17 having lifted which, they were using supports[v], undergirding the ship. And fearing that they might run-aground at Syrtis[w], having lowered[x] the gear, in this manner they were being carried-along. 18 And we being violently storm-tossed, on the next day they were doing a jettison. 19 And on the third day they threw-off the equipment of the ship with-their-own-hands. 20 And neither sun nor stars appearing[y] for many days, and no small storm lying-upon[z] us, finally all hope that we might be saved was being taken-away[aa]. 21 And much[ab] abstinence-from-food[ac] being present, at that time Paul, having stood in their midst, said, “O men, having obeyed me, you indeed should-have not put-to-sea from Crete and gained[ad] this damage and loss. 22 And as to the things now, I advise that you cheer-up. For there will be no loss of life from-among you, only of the ship. 23 For an angel stood-before me on this night from the God Whose I am, Whom also I serve, 24 saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand-before Caesar. And behold— God has granted you all the ones sailing with you’. 25 Therefore, cheer up, men. For I believe God that it shall happen in this manner— in accordance with the way it has been spoken to me. 26 But we must run-aground on a certain island”.
On The Fourteenth Night, The Sailors Fear Running Aground
27 Now when the fourteenth night came, while we were being driven-about in the Adriatic-sea, during the middle of the night the sailors were suspecting that some land was approaching them. 28 And having taken-soundings[ae], they found it to be twenty fathoms[af]. And having set a short interval[ag], and again having taken-soundings, they found it to be fifteen fathoms. 29 And fearing that we might run-aground somewhere against rocky places, having thrown-off four anchors from the stern[ah], they were praying that day might come. 30 And while the sailors were seeking to flee from the ship, and had lowered the [ship’s] boat to the sea on a pretense as-though intending to stretch-out anchors from the bow, 31 Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, “Unless these ones remain in the ship, you cannot be saved”. 32 Then the soldiers cut-off the ropes of the [ship’s] boat, and let it fall-away. 33 And until which time day was about to come, Paul was urging everyone to receive food, saying, “While waiting-in-expectation for a fourteenth day today, you are continuing without-food, having taken nothing. 34 Therefore I urge you to receive food. For this is for your preservation. For a hair from the head of none of you will be lost[ai]”. 35 And having said these things, and having taken bread, he gave-thanks to God in the presence of everyone. And having broken it, he began to eat. 36 And everyone having become cheerful, they also were taking food. 37 Now we, all the souls in the ship, were two-hundred seventy six. 38 And having been satisfied with food, they were lightening[aj] the ship— throwing-out the wheat into the sea.
Shipwrecked On an Island, All Make It Safely Ashore
39 And when it became day, they were not recognizing the land. But they were looking-closely-at a certain bay having a beach, to which they were deliberating[ak] whether they might be able to drive-out the ship. 40 And having cast-off the anchors, they were leaving them in the sea. At the same time, having unfastened the ropes of the rudders[al], and having raised the sail[am] to the blowing [wind], they were holding [course] for the beach. 41 But having fallen-into[an] a place between-seas[ao], they grounded the vessel. And the bow, having become stuck, remained immovable; but the stern was being broken-up by the force of the waves. 42 Now the plan of the soldiers came-to-be that they should kill the prisoners, that none should escape, having swum-away. 43 But the centurion, wanting to bring Paul safely through, forbid them from their intention. And he ordered the ones being able to swim, having jumped-overboard[ap] first, to go away to the land, 44 and the rest to follow— some upon planks, and others on some of the things from the ship. And so it happened that everyone was brought-safely-through to the land.
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