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1. Setting sail
And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they
and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of
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
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
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
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.
a. A terrible storm
But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called
15. And when
the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her
drive. ( see
b. Paul is encouraged by an angel
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
Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath
given thee all
them that sail with thee.
on the island of Melita
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
41. And falling
into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the
fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the
violence of the
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
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.
Acts 28:1 And
when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called
a. Events on Melita
bitten by snake
And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the
came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
4. And when
the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said
themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped
the sea, yet
vengeance suffereth not to live.
5. And he
shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.
heals through Paul
And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and
of a bloody
flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him,
9. So when
this was done, others also, which had diseases in the island, came, and
And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had
the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux.
landing at Syracuse, we tarried there three days.
from thence we fetched a compass, and came to Rhegium: and after one
south wind blew, and we came the next day to Puteoli: