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Acts 27:13Acts 27:26

b. The Storm and Paul's Prediction of Safety

13 And when a south wind blew gently, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor and sailed along Crete close inshore.

14 But not long afterward there beat down from 1the island a hurricane awind called 2Euraquilo.

15 And when the ship was caught by it and was not able to face the wind, we gave way to it and were driven along.

16 And running under the shelter of a certain little island called Clauda, we were hardly able to 1get control of the asmall boat.

17 And when they had hoisted it up, they 1used supports to undergird the ship. And because they afeared that they might run aground on 2Syrtis, they 3lowered the gear and so were driven along.

18 The next day, as we were being violently storm-tossed, they began to ajettison the cargo;

19 And on the third day they threw the ship's 1gear overboard, even with their own hands.

20 And when neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and while no small storm was assailing us, from then on all hope that we might be saved was being abandoned.

21 And when they had been a long time without food, Paul then stood in their midst and said, O 1men, you 2should have listened to me and not set sail from Crete and gained this damage and loss.

22 And now I advise you to acheer up, for there will be bno loss of life among you, but only of the ship.

23 For this very anight an bangel of the God whose I cam and whom I 1dserve estood by me,

24 Saying, Do anot fear, Paul; you must 1stand before Caesar. And behold, God has bgranted you all those who are sailing with you.

25 Therefore, acheer up, 1men, for I bbelieve God that it shall be so, even in the way in which it has been cspoken to me.

26 But we must run aaground on a certain bisland.