1 When it had been decided that we should sail to Italy, Paul and some other prisoners were handed over to a centurion called Julius, of the Augustan cohort.
Acts 25:25 Acts 10:1 Acts 25:12 Acts 18:2 Acts 27:11 Acts 10:22 Acts 16:10
2 We boarded a vessel from Adramyttium bound for ports on the Asiatic coast and put to sea; we had Aristarchus with us, a Macedonian of Thessalonica.
Acts 19:29 Acts 2:9 Acts 16:9-13 Acts 16:17 Acts 17:1 Acts 19:19 Acts 20:4-5
3 Next day we put in at Sidon, and Julius was considerate enough to allow Paul to go to his friends to be looked after.
Acts 24:23 Acts 28:16 Acts 27:43 Acts 12:20 Acts 27:1 Gen 10:15 Gen 49:13
4 From there we put to sea again, but as the winds were against us we sailed under the lee of Cyprus,
Acts 4:36 Acts 11:19-20 Acts 13:4 Acts 15:39 Acts 21:3 Acts 21:16 Acts 27:7
5 then across the open sea off Cilicia and Pamphylia, taking a fortnight to reach Myra in Lycia.
Acts 6:9 Acts 13:13 Acts 2:10 Acts 15:23 Acts 15:38 Acts 15:41 Acts 21:39
6 There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship leaving for Italy and put us aboard.
Acts 28:11 Acts 6:9 Acts 18:24 Acts 27:1
7 For some days we made little headway, and we had difficulty in making Cnidus. The wind would not allow us to touch there, so we sailed under the lee of Crete off Cape Salmone
Acts 27:21 Acts 2:11 Acts 27:12-13 Titus 1:5 Titus 1:12 Acts 27:4
8 and struggled along the coast until we came to a place called Fair Havens, near the town of Lasea.
9 A great deal of time had been lost, and navigation was already hazardous, since it was now well after the time of the Fast, so Paul gave them this warning,
Lev 23:27-29 Num 29:7 Lev 16:29-31
10 'Friends, I can see this voyage will be dangerous and that we will run considerable risk of losing not only the cargo and the ship but also our lives as well.'
2Kgs 6:9-10 Acts 27:20-26 Acts 27:34 Acts 27:41-44 Amos 3:7 Dan 2:30 Gen 41:16-25
11 But the centurion took more notice of the captain and the ship's owner than of what Paul was saying;
Heb 11:7 Rev 18:17 2Kgs 6:10 Acts 27:21 Exod 9:20-21 Ezek 3:17-18 Ezek 33:4
12 and since the harbour was unsuitable for wintering, the majority were for putting out from there in the hope of wintering at Phoenix -- a harbour in Crete, facing south-west and north-west.
Acts 27:8 Ps 107:30
13 A southerly breeze sprang up and, thinking their objective as good as reached, they weighed anchor and began to sail past Crete, close inshore.
Job 37:17 Luke 12:55 Ps 78:26 Song 4:16
14 But it was not long before a hurricane, the 'north-easter' as they call it, burst on them from across the island.
Mark 4:37 Exod 14:21-27 Ezek 27:26 Jonah 1:3-5 Matt 8:24 Ps 107:25-27
15 The ship was caught and could not keep head to wind, so we had to give way to the wind and let ourselves be driven.
Acts 27:27 Jas 3:4
16 We ran under the lee of a small island called Cauda and managed with some difficulty to bring the ship's boat under control.
17 Having hauled it up they used it to undergird the ship; then, afraid of running aground on the Syrtis banks, they floated out the sea-anchor and so let themselves drift.
Acts 27:29 Acts 27:26 Acts 27:41
18 As we were thoroughly storm-bound, the next day they began to jettison the cargo,
Acts 27:38 Jonah 1:5 Acts 27:19 Heb 12:1 Luke 16:8 Matt 16:26 Phil 3:7-8
19 and the third day they threw the ship's gear overboard with their own hands.
Job 2:4 Jonah 1:5 Luke 9:24-25 Mark 8:35-37
20 For a number of days both the sun and the stars were invisible and the storm raged unabated until at last we gave up all hope of surviving.
Eph 2:12 1Thess 4:13 2Cor 11:25 Exod 10:21-23 Ezek 37:11 Isa 57:10 Jer 2:25
21 Then, when they had been without food for a long time, Paul stood up among the men. 'Friends,' he said, 'you should have listened to me and not put out from Crete. You would have spared yourselves all this damage and loss.
Gen 42:22 Acts 27:7 Acts 27:9-10 Acts 27:33-35 Ps 107:5-6
22 But now I ask you not to give way to despair. There will be no loss of life at all, only of the ship.
Acts 27:25 Acts 27:36 1Sam 30:6 2Cor 1:4-6 2Cor 4:8-9 Acts 23:11 Acts 27:31
23 Last night there appeared beside me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve,
Acts 23:11 Acts 5:19 Rom 1:9 Acts 12:8-11 Dan 6:22 Dan 6:16 Acts 18:9
24 and he said, "Do not be afraid, Paul. You are destined to appear before Caesar, and God grants you the safety of all who are sailing with you."
Acts 23:11 2Tim 4:16-17 Matt 10:28 2Kgs 6:16 Acts 9:15 Acts 27:37 Gen 12:2
25 So take courage, friends; I trust in God that things will turn out just as I was told;
2Chr 20:20 2Tim 1:12 Acts 27:11 Acts 27:21-22 Acts 27:36 Luke 1:45 Num 23:19
26 but we are to be stranded on some island.'
Acts 28:1 Acts 27:17 Acts 27:29
27 On the fourteenth night we were being driven one way and another in the Adriatic, when about midnight the crew sensed that land of some sort was near.
1Kgs 9:27 Acts 27:30 Jonah 1:6 Rev 18:17
28 They took soundings and found twenty fathoms; after a short interval they sounded again and found fifteen fathoms.
29 Then, afraid that we might run aground somewhere on a reef, they dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed for daylight.
Acts 27:17 Acts 27:26 Acts 27:30 Acts 27:40-41 Deut 28:67 Heb 6:19 Ps 130:6
30 When the crew tried to escape from the ship and lowered the ship's boat into the sea as though they meant to lay out anchors from the bows, Paul said to the centurion and his men,
Acts 27:16 Acts 27:32
31 'Unless those men stay on board you cannot hope to be saved.'
2Thess 2:13-14 Acts 27:21-24 Acts 27:11 Acts 27:42-43 Ezek 36:36-37 Jer 29:11-13 John 6:37
32 So the soldiers cut the boat's ropes and let it drop away.
Luke 16:8 Phil 3:7-9
33 Just before daybreak Paul urged them all to have something to eat. 'For fourteen days', he said, 'you have been in suspense, going hungry and eating nothing.
34 I urge you to have something to eat; your safety depends on it. Not a hair of any of your heads will be lost.'
Matt 10:30 1Kgs 1:52 Luke 21:18 Mark 8:2-3 1Tim 5:23 Matt 15:32 Phil 2:5
35 With these words he took some bread, gave thanks to God in view of them all, broke it and began to eat.
Matt 15:36 1Cor 10:30-31 1Pet 4:16 1Sam 9:13 1Tim 4:3-4 2Tim 1:8 2Tim 1:12
36 They all plucked up courage and took something to eat themselves.
Acts 27:22 2Cor 1:4-6 Acts 27:25 Ps 27:14
37 In all we were two hundred and seventy-six souls on board that ship.
Acts 2:41 1Pet 3:20 Acts 7:14 Rom 13:1
38 When they had eaten what they wanted they lightened the ship by throwing the corn overboard into the sea.
Jonah 1:5 Acts 27:18-19 Heb 12:1 Job 2:4 Matt 6:25 Matt 16:26
39 When day came they did not recognise the land, but they could make out a bay with a beach; they planned to run the ship aground on this if they could.
40 They slipped the anchors and let them fall into the sea, and at the same time loosened the lashings of the rudders; then, hoisting the foresail to the wind, they headed for the beach.
Acts 27:29-30 Isa 33:23
41 But the cross-currents carried them into a shoal and the vessel ran aground. The bows were wedged in and stuck fast, while the stern began to break up with the pounding of the waves.
Ezek 27:26 1Kgs 22:48 2Chr 20:37 2Cor 11:25-26 Acts 27:17 Acts 27:26-29 Ezek 27:34
42 The soldiers planned to kill the prisoners for fear that any should swim off and escape.
Acts 12:19 Eccl 9:3 Luke 23:40-41 Mark 15:15-20 Ps 74:20 Prov 12:10
43 But the centurion was determined to bring Paul safely through and would not let them carry out their plan. He gave orders that those who could swim should jump overboard first and so get ashore,
Acts 27:3 2Cor 11:25 Acts 23:10 Acts 23:24 Acts 27:11 Acts 27:31 Prov 16:7
44 and the rest follow either on planks or on pieces of wreckage. In this way it happened that all came safe and sound to land.
Acts 27:22 Acts 27:24 John 6:39-40 1Pet 4:18 2Cor 1:8-10 Acts 27:31 Amos 9:9