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Acts chapter 270
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Paul goes to Rome

1 And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus ' band.
2 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.
3 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.
4 And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.
5 And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia
6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein.
7 And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone
8 And, hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called the Fair Havens; nigh whereunto was the city of Lasea
9 Now when much time was spent, 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 with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives.
11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.
12 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 south west and north west.
13 And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete.

The shipwreck of Paul

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 a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat:
17 Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven.
18 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship;
19 And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.
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 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.
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.
23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar [Note 1]: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.
26 Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island.
27 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;
28 And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms.
29 Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.
30 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 foreship,
31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.
32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.
33 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.
34 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.
35 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.
36 Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat.
37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls.
38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.
39 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.
40 And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore.
41 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.
42 And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.
43 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:
44 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.

Note 1: Caesar = Nero

Events: Paul goes to Rome, The shipwreck of Paul

1 ut autem iudicatum est eum navigare in Italiam et tradi Paulum cum reliquis custodiis centurioni nomine Iulio cohortis Augustae
2 ascendentes autem navem hadrumetinam incipientem navigare circa Asiae loca sustulimus perseverante nobiscum Aristarcho Macedone Thessalonicense
3 sequenti autem die devenimus Sidonem humane autem tractans Iulius Paulum permisit ad amicos ire et curam sui agere
4 et inde cum sustulissemus subnavigavimus Cypro propterea quod essent venti contrarii
5 et pelagus Ciliciae et Pamphiliae navigantes venimus Lystram quae est Lyciae
6 et ibi inveniens centurio navem alexandrinam navigantem in Italiam transposuit nos in eam
7 et cum multis diebus tarde navigaremus et vix devenissemus contra Cnidum prohibente nos vento adnavigavimus Cretae secundum Salmonem
8 et vix iuxta navigantes venimus in locum quendam qui vocatur Boni portus cui iuxta erat civitas Thalassa
9 multo autem tempore peracto et cum iam non esset tuta navigatio eo quod et ieiunium iam praeterisset consolabatur Paulus
10 dicens eis viri video quoniam cum iniuria et multo damno non solum oneris et navis sed etiam animarum nostrarum incipit esse navigatio
11 centurio autem gubernatori et nauclerio magis credebat quam his quae a Paulo dicebantur
12 et cum aptus portus non esset ad hiemandum plurimi statuerunt consilium navigare inde si quo modo possent devenientes Phoenice hiemare portum Cretae respicientem ad africum et ad chorum
13 adspirante autem austro aestimantes propositum se tenere cum sustulissent de Asson legebant Cretam
14 non post multum autem misit se contra ipsam ventus typhonicus qui vocatur euroaquilo
15 cumque arrepta esset navis et non posset conari in ventum data nave flatibus ferebamur
16 insulam autem quandam decurrentes quae vocatur Caudam potuimus vix obtinere scapham
17 qua sublata adiutoriis utebantur accingentes navem timentes ne in Syrtim inciderent submisso vase sic ferebantur
18 valide autem nobis tempestate iactatis sequenti die iactum fecerunt
19 et tertia die suis manibus armamenta navis proiecerunt
20 neque sole autem neque sideribus apparentibus per plures dies et tempestate non exigua inminente iam ablata erat spes omnis salutis nostrae
21 et cum multa ieiunatio fuisset tunc stans Paulus in medio eorum dixit oportebat quidem o viri audito me non tollere a Creta lucrique facere iniuriam hanc et iacturam
22 et nunc suadeo vobis bono animo esse amissio enim nullius animae erit ex vobis praeterquam navis
23 adstitit enim mihi hac nocte angelus Dei cuius sum ego et cui deservio
24 dicens ne timeas Paule Caesari te oportet adsistere et ecce donavit tibi Deus omnes qui navigant tecum
25 propter quod bono animo estote viri credo enim Deo quia sic erit quemadmodum dictum est mihi
26 in insulam autem quandam oportet nos devenire
27 sed posteaquam quartadecima nox supervenit navigantibus nobis in Hadria circa mediam noctem suspicabantur nautae apparere sibi aliquam regionem
28 qui submittentes invenerunt passus viginti et pusillum inde separati invenerunt passus quindecim
29 timentes autem ne in aspera loca incideremus de puppi mittentes anchoras quattuor optabant diem fieri
30 nautis vero quaerentibus fugere de navi cum misissent scapham in mare sub obtentu quasi a prora inciperent anchoras extendere
31 dixit Paulus centurioni et militibus nisi hii in navi manserint vos salvi fieri non potestis
32 tunc absciderunt milites funes scaphae et passi sunt eam excidere
33 et cum lux inciperet fieri rogabat Paulus omnes sumere cibum dicens quartadecima hodie die expectantes ieiuni permanetis nihil accipientes
34 propter quod rogo vos accipere cibum pro salute vestra quia nullius vestrum capillus de capite peribit
35 et cum haec dixisset sumens panem gratias egit Deo in conspectu omnium et cum fregisset coepit manducare
36 animaequiores autem facti omnes et ipsi adsumpserunt cibum
37 eramus vero universae animae in navi ducentae septuaginta sex
38 et satiati cibo adleviabant navem iactantes triticum in mare
39 cum autem dies factus esset terram non agnoscebant sinum vero quendam considerabant habentem litus in quem cogitabant si possent eicere navem
40 et cum anchoras abstulissent committebant se mari simul laxantes iuncturas gubernaculorum et levato artemone secundum flatum aurae tendebant ad litus
41 et cum incidissemus in locum bithalassum inpegerunt navem et prora quidem fixa manebat inmobilis puppis vero solvebatur a vi maris
42 militum autem consilium fuit ut custodias occiderent ne quis cum enatasset effugeret
43 centurio autem volens servare Paulum prohibuit fieri iussitque eos qui possent natare mittere se primos et evadere et ad terram exire
44 et ceteros alios in tabulis ferebant quosdam super ea quae de navi essent et sic factum est ut omnes animae evaderent ad terram