Acts: Chapter 27

The Acts of the Apostles. The 27th Chapter
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27:1 But as it was deemed him to ship into Italy, they betook Paul with other kept to a centurion, by name Julius, of the company of knights of the emperor. When it was concluded that we should sail into italy, they delivered Paul, and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, an under-captain of Cesar’s soldiers. Now when it was concluded, that we should sail into Italy, they delivered both Paul, & certain other prisoners unto a Centurion named Julius, of the band of Augustus. And when it was determined, that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul, & certain other prisoners, unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus’ band.
27:2 And we went up into the ship of Adramyttium, and began to sail, and were borne about the places of Asia, while Aristarchus of Macedonia, Thessalonica, dwelled still with us. and we entered into a ship of Adramicium, and loosed from land, appointed to sail by the coasts of Asia, one Aristarcus out of Macedonia, of the country of Thessalia, being with us. And we entered into a ship of Adramyttium purposing to sail by the coasts of Asia, and launched forth, and had Aristarchus of Macedonia, a Thessalonian, with us. And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia, one Aristarchus a Macedonian, of Thessalonica, being with us.
27:3 And in the day following, we came to Sidon; and Julius treated courteously Paul, and suffered him to go to friends, and to do the care of him. The next day came we to sidon, and Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends, and to refresh himself. And the next day we arrived at Sidon: & Julius courteously entreated Paul, & gave him liberty to go unto his friends, that they might refresh him. And the next day we touched at Sidon: And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself.
27:4 And when we had taken up from thence, we under-sailed to Cyprus, for that winds were contrary. And from thence launched we and sailed hard by Cypers, because the winds were contrary. And from thence we launched, and sailed hard by Cyprus, because the winds were contrary. And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.
27:5 And we sailed in the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, and came to Lystra, that is Lycia. Then sailed we over the sea of Cicill, and Pamphylia, and came to Myra a city in Lycia. Then sailed we over the sea by Cilicia, and Pamphylia, and came to Myra, a city in Lycia. And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra a city of Lysia.
27:6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria, sailing into Italy, and put us over into it. And there the under-captain found a ship of Alexandry ready to sail into Italy, and put us therein, And there the Centurion found a ship of Alexandria, sailing into Italy, and put us therein. And there the Centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy, and he put us therein.
27:7 And when many days we sailed slowly, and scarcely came against Cnidus, the wind forbidding us, we sailed to Crete, beside Salmone. and when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Gnydon (because the wind withstood us) we sailed hard by the coasts of Candy, over against Salmo, And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come against Gnidum, because the wind suffered us not, we sailed hard by Candie, near to Salmone, And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Gnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone,
27:8 And scarcely we beside sailing, came into some place, that is called of good haven, to whom the city Lasea was nigh. and with much work sailed beyond it, and came unto a place called Goode port. Nigh whereunto was a city called Lasea. And with much ado sailed beyond it, and came unto a certain place called the Fair havens, near unto the which was the city Lasea. And hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called the Fair havens, nigh whereunto was the city of Lasea.
27:9 And when much time was passed, and when now sailing was not secure, for that fasting was passed, Paul comforted them, When much time was spent, and sailing was now jeopardous, because also that we had overlong fasted, Paul put them in remembrance, So when much time was spent, and sailing was now jeopardous, because also the Fast was now passed, Paul exhorted them, Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the Fast was now already past, Paul admonished them,
27:10 and said to them, Men, I see that sailing beginneth to be with wrong and much harm, not only of charge and ship, but also of our lives. and said unto them: Sirs I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and damage, not of the lading and ship only: but also of our lives. And said unto them, Sirs, I see that this voyage will be with hurt & much damage, not of the lading & ship only, but also of our lives. And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading & ship, but also of our lives.
27:11 But the centurion believed more to the governor, and to the lord of the ship, than to these things that were said of Paul. But the under-captain believed the governor, and the master better than those things which were spoken of Paul. Nevertheless the Centurion believed rather the governor & the master of the ship, than those things which were spoken of Paul. Nevertheless, the Centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.
27:12 And when the haven was not able to dwell in winter, full many ordained counsel to sail thence, if in any manner they might come to Phenice, to wintern in the haven of Crete, which beholdeth to Africa and to Corum. And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, many took counsel to depart thence, if by any means they might attain to Phenices and there to winter, which haven pertaineth to Candy, and serveth to the southwest, and northwest wind. And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, many took counsel to depart thence, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, there to winter, which is an haven of Candie, and lieth toward the Southwest and by West, and Northwest and by West. And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter; which is an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the Southwest, and Northwest.
27:13 Soothly the south blowing, they guessing them to hold purpose, when they had taken up from Assos, sailed to Crete. When the south wind blew, they supposing to obtain their purpose loosed unto Asson, and sailed past all Candy. And when the southern wind blew softly, they supposing to obtain their purpose, loosed nearer, and sailed by Candie. And when the South wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete.
27:14 Soothly not after much time, the wind Tifonyk, that is called north east, sent him against it. But anon after there arose (against their purpose) a flow of wind out of the northeast But anon after, there arose by it a stormy wind called Euroclydon. But not long after, there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.
27:15 And when the ship was snatched, and might not endeavour into the wind, the ship given to blowings, we were borne. When the ship was caught, and could not resist the wind, we let her go and drave with the weather. And when the ship was caught, & could not resist the wind, we let her go, & were carried away. And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.
27:16 Soothly we running into some isle that is called Clauda, scarcely might get a little boat. We came unto an isle named Clauda, And had much work to come by a boat, And we ran under a little isle named Clauda, and had much ado to get the boat. And running under a certain island, which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat:
27:17 The which taken up, with helps, they used girding together of the ship, dreading lest they should fall into the sandy places; the vessel under-set, so they were borne. which they took up, and used help undergirding the ship, fearing lest we should have fallen into Syrtes, and we let down a vessel and so were carried. Which they took up and used all help, undergirding the ship, fearing lest they should have fallen into Syrtes, and they let down the vessel, and so were carried. Which when they had taken up, they used helps, under-girding the ship; and fearing lest they should fall into the quick-sands, strake sail, and so were driven.
27:18 Soothly us thrown with great tempest, in the day following they made casting out. The next day when we were tossed with an exceeding tempest, they lightened the ship, The next day when we were tossed with an exceeding tempest, they lightened the ship. And being exceedingly tossed with a tempest the next day, they lightened the ship:
27:19 And the third day with their hands they cast away the instruments of the ship. and the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship. And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship. And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.
27:20 Soothly neither sun neither stars appearing by many days, and tempest not little shewing nigh, now all the hope of our health was done away. When at the last neither sun nor star in many days appeared, And no small tempest lay upon us, all hope that we should be saved, was taken away. And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay upon us, all hope that we should be saved, was then taken away. 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.
27:21 And when much fasting had been, then Paul standing in the middle of them said, A! men, it behooved me heard, to not take away from Crete, and to win this wrong and casting out. Then after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them and said: Sirs ye should have heard me, and not have departed from Candy, neither to have brought unto us this harm and loss. But after long abstinence, Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened to me, and not have loosed from Candie: so should ye have gained this hurt and loss. But after long abstinence, Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.
27:22 And now I counsel you to be of good comfort; soothly there shall be loss of no soul of you, except of the ship. And now I exhort you to be of goad cheer, for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you: But of the ship only. But now I exhort you to be of good courage: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, save of the ship only. 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.
27:23 For an angel of God, whose I am, and to whom I serve, stood nigh to me this night, For there stood by me this night the angel of God whose I am, and whom I serve, For there stood by me this night the Angel of God, whose I am, & whom I serve, For there stood by me this night the Angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
27:24 saying, Paul, dread thou not; it behooveth thee to stand nigh to Caesar. And lo! God hath given to thee all that be in the ship with thee. saying: fear not Paul, for thou must be brought before Cesar. And lo, God hath given unto thee all that are in the ship with thee, Saying, Fear not, Paul: for thou must be brought before Cesar: and lo, God hath given unto thee all that sail with thee. Saying, Fear not Paul, thou must be brought before Cesar, and lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
27:25 For which thing, ye men, be of good comfort; for I believe to my God, that so it shall be, as it is said to me. wherefore Sirs be of good cheer, for I believe God that so it shall be even as it was told me, Wherefore, sirs, be of good courage: for I believe God, that it shall be so as it hath been told me. Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.
27:26 And it behooveth us to come into some isle. and we must be cast into a certain island. Howbeit, we must be cast into a certain island. Howbeit, we must be cast upon a certain Island.
27:27 But afterward that in the fourteen day the night came on us sailing in the stony sea, about midnight the shipmen supposed some country to appear to them. But when the fourteenth night was come as we were carried in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that there appeared some country unto them, And when the fourteenth night was come, as we were carried to & fro in the Adriatical sea about midnight, the shipmen deemed that some country approached unto them, But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria about midnight, the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country:
27:28 The which sending down a plummet, found twenty fathoms of deepness. And after a little they departed thence, found fifteen fathoms. and they sounded, and found it twenty fathoms. they went a little further and sounded again, and found fifteen fathoms. And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: & when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found fifteen fathoms. And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms.
27:29 Soothly they dreading lest we should fall into sharp places, from the last part of the ship sending four anchors, desired day to be made. Then fearing lest they should have fallen on some Rock, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day. Then fearing lest they should have fallen into some rough places, they cast four anchors out of the stern, & wished that the day were come. Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.
27:30 And when the shipmen sought to flee from the ship, when they had sent a little boat into the sea, under colour as they should begin to stretch forth the anchors from the former part of the ship, As the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, and had let down the boat into the sea, under a colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship: Now as the mariners were about to flee out of the ship, & had let down the boat into the sea under a colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship, And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the fore-ship,
27:31 Paul said to the centurion and to the knights, But these dwell in the ship, ye may not be made safe. Paul said unto the under-captain and the soldiers: except these abide in the ship ye cannot be safe. Paul said unto the Centurion and the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be safe. Paul said to the Centurion, and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.
27:32 Then the knights cut away the cords of the little boat, and suffered it to fall away. Then the soldiers cut off the rope of the boat, and let it fall away. Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let it fall away. Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.
27:33 And when the day was come, Paul prayed all men to take meat, saying, The fourteenth day this day ye abide, and dwell fasting, nothing taken. And in the meantime, betwixt that and day, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying: this is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting receiving nothing at all, And when it began to be day, Paul exhorted them all to take meat, saying, This is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried, and continued fasting, receiving nothing. And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried, and continued fasting, having taken nothing.
27:34 Wherefore I pray you to take meat, for your health; for of none of you the hair of the head shall perish. wherefore I pray you to take meat. for this no doubt is for your health, for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you. Wherefore I exhort you to take meat: for this is for your safeguard: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you. Wherefore, I pray you to take some meat, for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.
27:35 And when he had said these things, he taking bread did thankings to God in the sight of all men; and when he had broken, he began to eat. And when he had thus spoken he took bread and gave thanks to God in presence of them all, and brake it, and began to eat. And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God, in presence of them all, and brake it, and began to eat. And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all, and when he had broken it, he began to eat.
27:36 Forsooth all made more patient, and they took meat. Then were they all of Good cheer, and they also took meat. Then were they all of good courage, & they also took meat. Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat.
27:37 Soothly we were all the souls in the ship, two hundred seventy and six. We were altogether in the ship, two hundred and threescore and sixteen souls. Now we were in the ship in all two hundred, threescore and sixteen souls. And we were in all, in the ship, two hundred, threescore and sixteen souls.
27:38 And they full-filled with meat, discharged the ship, casting out wheat into the sea. When they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship and cast out the wheat into the sea. And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea. And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.
27:39 Soothly when day was made, they knew not land; forsooth they beheld some haven having a water bank, into which they thought, if they might, to cast the ship. When it was day they knew not the land, but they spied a certain reach with a bank, into the which they were minded (if it were possible) to thrust in the ship. And when it was day, they knew not the country, but they spied a certain creek with a bank, into the which they were minded (if it were possible) to thrust in the ship. And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they discovered a certain creek, with a shore, into the which they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship.
27:40 And when they had taken up the anchors, they betook them into the sea, and slaked together the jointures of rudders. And with a little sail lifted up, after blowing of the wind they went to the bank. And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bonds and hoised up the mainsail to the wind and drew to land, So when they had taken up the anchors, they committed the ship unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bonds, and hoised up the mainsail to the wind, & drew to the shore. And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves unto the sea, & loosed the rudder bands, and hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore.
27:41 And when we felled into a place of gravel gone all about with the sea, they hurtled the ship. And the former part fixed, dwelled unmoveable, and the last part was broken of the strength of the sea. and they fell into a place, which had the sea on both the sides, and thrust in the ship, and the forepart stuck fast, and moved not, and the hinder part brake with the violence of the waves. And when they fell into a place, where two seas met, they thrust in the ship: and the forepart stuck fast, and could not be moved, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves. And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground, and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.
27:42 Soothly the counsel of the knights was, to slay men in the keeping, lest any should escape, when he had swum out. The soldiers’ counsel was to kill the prisoners lest any of them, when he had swum out should flee away: Then the soldiers’ counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them, when he had swum out, should flee away. And the soldiers’ counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.
27:43 Forsooth the centurion willing to keep Paul, forbade to be done. And he commanded them that might swim, to send them first into the sea, and escape, and go out to the land. but the under-captain willing to save Paul kept them from their purpose, and commanded that they that could swim should cast themselves first in to the sea, and scape to land. But the Centurion willing to save Paul, stayed them from this counsel, and commanded that they that could swim, should cast themselves first into the sea, and go out to land: But the Centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose, and commanded that they which could swim, should cast themselves first into the sea, and get to land:
27:44 And some others they bare in boards, some on those things that were of the ship. And so it was made, that all the souls escaped to the land. And the other he commanded to go, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. and so came it to pass, that they came all safe to land. And the other, some on boards, & some on certain pieces of the ship: and so it came to pass, that they came all safe to land. And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship: and so it came to pass that they escaped all safe to land.
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