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And when it was determined that we should sail away for Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners to a centurion named Julius of an Augustan cohort.
And embarking in a ship of Adramyttium about to sail to the places along Asia, we put to sea, Aristarchus of Macedonia, a Thessalonian, being with us.
And the next day we arrived at Sidon, and Julius treated Paul kindly and permitted [him] to go unto the friends and receive attention.
And thence putting to sea we sailed under the lee of Cyprus because the winds were contrary.
And having sailed across the sea that is along Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came unto Myra [a city] of Lycia.
And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy, and put us on board.
And sailing slowly many days and coming with difficulty abreast of Cnidus, as the wind did not further suffer us, we sailed under the lee of Crete abreast of Salmone,
and coasting it with difficulty, we came unto a certain place called Fair Havens, near to which was [the] city of Lasea.
And much time being spent and the voyage being already dangerous because the Fast was already past, Paul admonished them,
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.
But the centurion believed the master and the ship-owner rather than the things said by Paul.
And the harbour being ill-suited to winter in, the most gave counsel to put to sea thence, if by any means they might arrive at Phoenix to winter in, a harbour of Crete, looking north-east and south-east.
And when a south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor and coasted close by Crete.
But not long after there beat down a tempestuous wind that is called Euraquilo;
and when the ship was caught and could not face the wind, we gave up and were driven.
And running under the lee of a certain small island called Clauda, we were able with difficulty to secure the boat;
and when they hoisted it, they used helps, frapping the ship; and fearing lest they should be cast upon the Syrtis, they lowered the gear and so were driven.
But as we were exceedingly pressed by the storm, the next day they began a clearance overboard;
and the third [day] they cast out with their own hands the gear of the ship.
And when neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small storm lay on, at last every hope that wished us saved was taken away.
And when they had been long without food, then Paul stood forth in their midst and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened to me, and not have put to sea from Crete and have gained this injury and loss.
And now I exhort you to be of good courage, for there shall be no loss of life among you, only of the ship.
For an angel of the God whose I am and whom I serve stood by me this night,
saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must stand before Cæsar; and, behold, God hath granted thee all that sail with thee.
Wherefore, sirs, be of good courage; for I believe God that it shall be as it hath been spoken to me.
But we must be cast upon a certain island.
But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven to and fro in the Adriatic, about midnight the sailors surmised that they were drawing near to some country,
and on sounding, found twenty fathoms, and after going a little farther and again sounding, found ten fathoms;
and fearing that haply we should be cast off on rough places they cast four anchors from the stern and wished that day were come.
And as the sailors were seeking to flee out of the ship and had lowered the boat into the sea, under pretext as though they would lay out anchors from the bow,
Paul said to the centurions and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.
Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat and let her fall off.
And while daylight was about to come on, Paul exhorted them all to partake of food, saying [The] fourteenth day to-day ye wait and continue without food, having taken nothing.
Wherefore I exhort you to partake of food, for this is for your safety; for not a hair from the head of any of you shall perish.
And when he said this, he took bread, and gave thanks to God before all, and having broken, he began to eat.
And all were of good cheer, and themselves also took food.
And we were in the ship, all the souls, two hundred and seventy six.
And being satisfied with food, they lightened the ship by throwing out the wheat into the sea.
And when it was day, they did not recognise the land, but perceived a certain bay with a beach, on which they took counsel, if they could, to drive the ship.
And casting off, they left the anchors in the sea, at the same time loosening the lashings of the rudder and hoisting the foresail to the wind, they made for the beach.
And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the vessel aground: and the bow stuck and remained immovable; but the stern began to break up by the violence [of the waves].
And the soldiers’ counsel was that they should kill the prisoners, lest they should swim out and escape;
but the centurion, wishing to save Paul, hindered them from their purpose, and commanded those able to swim to cast themselves off first and go to land;
and the rest, some on planks and some on things from the ship. And it came to pass that all got safe to land.