Atos 27

1 When and it was determined of the to sail us to the Italy, they delivered the both Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion, by name Julius, of a cohort of Augustus.

2 Having gone on board and a ship Adramyttium, being about to sail the in the Asia places, we were put to sea, being with up Aristarchus a Macedonian of Thessalonica.

3 On the and next day we were brought to Sidon; humanely and the Julius to the Paul having treated, permitted to the friends having gone care to have obtained.

4 And from thence having put to sea we sailed under the Cyprus, because the the winds to be contrary.

5 The, and deep that by the Cilicia and Pamphylia having sailed through, we came down to Myra of the Lycia.

6 And there having found the centurion a ship Alexandrian sailing for the Italy, put us into it.

7 In many and days sailing slowly, and scarcely being by the Cnidus, not permitting an approach us of the wind, we sailed under the Crete by Salome;

8 with difficulty and sailing by her, we came to a place certain being called Fair havens, to which near was a city Lasea.

9 A long and time having elapsed, and being already hazardous of the sailing, because the even the fast already to have been past, advised the Paul,

10 saying to them: Men, I perceive, that with damage and much loss not only of the freight and of the ship, but also of the lives of us to be about to be the voyage.

11 The but centurion by the pilot and by the owner of the ship was persuaded rather, than by those by the Paul being spoken.

12 Inconvenient and of the harbor being to winter in, the greater part placed a wish to be led out from thence also, if possibly they might be able having come to Phenice to winter, a harbor of the Crete looking towards south–west and towards north–west.

13 Having blown gently and South wind, supposing the purpose to have been attained, having raised up, close passed by the Crete.

14 After not much but beat against her a wind tempestuous, that being called Euroclydon.

15 Having been caught and the ship, and not being able to bear up against the wind, having given up we were driven.

16 A small island and certain having run under being called Clauda, scarcely we were able masters to become of the boat;

17 which having taken up, helps they used, undergirding the ship; fearing and lest into the quicksand they should fall, having lowered the mast, thus were driven.

18 Exceedingly and being storm–tossed of us, on the next a throwing out they began;

19 and on the third with their own hands the furniture of the ship they threw out.

20 Neither and sun, nor stars appearing for many days, a tempest and not small pressing, remaining was taken away all hope of the to be saved us.

21 Long but abstinence existing, than standing the Paul in midst of them, said: It was proper indeed, O men, having taken advice to me not to have loosed from the Crete, to have gained and the damage this and the loss.

22 And now I exhort you to take courage; loss for of a life not one shall be from of you, except the ship.

23 Stood by for me this the night a messenger of the God, of whom I am to whom also I offer service,

24 saying: Not fear, O Paul: To Caesar thee it behooves to be presented; and lo, has graciously given to thee the God all those sailing with thee.

25 Therefore take you courage, men; I believe for in the God that thus it shall be in which manner it has been told to me.

26 On an island but certain it is necessary us to be cast.

27 When and fourteenth night was come, being driven along of us in the Adriatic, about middle of thew night suspected the sailors to draw near some to them country;

28 and having heaved the lead, they found fathoms twenty; a little and having intervened, and again having the lead, they found fathoms fifteen;

29 fearing and, lest on rough places we should fall, out of stern having thrown anchors four, they were wishing day to be.

30 The and sailors seeking to flee out of the ship and having lowered the boat into the sea, for an excuse as out of prow being about anchors to let down,

31 said the Paul to the centurion and to the soldiers: If not these remain in the ship, you to be saved not are able.

32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and allowed her to fall.

33 Till and while about day to be, called upon the Paul all to partake of food, saying: Fourteenth to–day day looking for, without food you continue, nothing having taken.

34 Therefore I entreat you to partake of food; this for to the your salvation is; of not one for of you a hair from of the head will perish.

35 Having said and these, and having taken bread, he gave thanks to the God in presence of all, and having broken began to eat.

36 Encouraged and becoming all, also they received food.

37 We were and in the ship the all souls, two hundred seventy six.

38 Being satisfied and of food, they lightened the ship, throwing the wheat into the sea.

39 When and day it was, the land not they knew; a bay but they perceived having a shore, into which they wished, if they were able, to force the ship.

40 And the anchors having cut off left in the sea, at the same time having loosed the bands of the rudders; and having hoisted the foresail to the wind, they pressed towards the shore.

41 Having fallen and into a place with a sea on both sides, they ran a ground the vessel; and the indeed prow having stuck fast remained immovable, the but stern was broken by the violence of the waves.

42 The and soldiers design was, that the prisoners they should kill, lest any one having swum out should escape.

43 The but centurion wishing to save the Paul, restrained them from the purpose, ordered and those being able to swim, having thrown off first to the land to go out;

44 and the remaining ones, some indeed on boards, some and on things of the from of the ship. And thus it happened all to be safely on the land.