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27:1 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.
27:2 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.
27:3-9 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. And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus,
because the winds were contrary. And when we had sailed over the sea of
Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia. And there the
centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy and he put us therein.
And when we had sailed slowly many days and scarce were come over against
Cnidus, the wind not suffering us.(not
enough wind to get very far; Barnes
'the fast', here is evidently intended the fast which occurred among the
Judeans on the great day of atonement.
That was the tenth of the month Tisri, which answers to a part of September
and part of October. It was therefore the time of the autumnal equinox
and when the navigation of the Mediterranean was esteemed to be particularly
dangerous, from the storms which usually occurred about that time. The
ancients regarded this as a dangerous time to navigate the Mediterranean"),
we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone. And, hardly passing it, came
unto a place which is called The fair havens, near to the city of Lasea.
Now when much time was spent and when sailing was now dangerous, because
the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them,
27:10-16 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. Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner
of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul. 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 lies toward the south west and north west. And when the south
wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing
thence, they sailed close by Crete. But not long after there arose against
it a tempestuous
wind, called Euroclydon. And when the ship was caught and could not bear
up into the wind, we let her drive.(had
to let the wind take the ship where it may take her). And
running under a certain island.(this
small island southwest of Crete provided protection from the strong winds
of the storm).which is called
Clauda we had much work to come by the boat,
does not mean that they attempted here to land in the boat, but they had
much difficulty in saving the small boat attached to the ship, from being
to pieces. Whether it was carried in the ship or towed at the stern,
does not appear; but it is evident that it was in danger of being broken
to pieces, or lost and that they had much difficulty in securing it. The
importance of securing the small boat is known by all seamen."
27:17 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.
27:18-22 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day
they lightened the ship; And the third day we cast out with our own hands
the tackling of the ship. 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. But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of
them, and said, Sirs, you should have hearkened unto me and not have loosed
from Crete and to have gained this harm and loss. 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.
27:23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am
and whom I serve,
referring to an angel, to Christ,
or to the knowledge that he was
in higher consciousness
God himself and therefor could inwardly see spiritual things of import
to his life?
27:24 Saying, Fear not, Paul, you must be brought before Caesar and
lo, God has given you all them that sail with you.
27:25 Saying, Fear not, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar and,
lo, God has given you all them that sail with you. Wherefore, sirs, be
of good cheer, for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told
27:26-36 Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island. 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;
And sounded and found it twenty fathoms
and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again and found it
fifteen fathoms. Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they
cast four anchors out of the stern
and wished for the day.(considered
it enough for the day). 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.(making
it appear as though they were just going to lower some anchors),
Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the
ship, you cannot be saved. Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat
and let her fall off. And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them
all to take meat.(food),
saying, This day is the fourteenth day that you have tarried and continued
fasting, having taken nothing. 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. 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. Then were they all of good cheer and they also took some meat.
27:37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen
27:38-41 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship and
cast out the wheat into the sea. 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. 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. 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.
27:42 And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any
of them should swim out and escape.
27:43,44 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. 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.
28:1 And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was
day Malta, an island in the Mediterranean Sea).
28:2 And the barbarous people showed us no little kindness. For they
kindled a fire and received us every one, because of the present rain and
because of the cold.
28:3-6 And when Paul had gathered
a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out
of the heat and fastened on his hand. And when the barbarians saw the venomous
beast hang on his hand they said among themselves, No doubt this man is
a murderer, whom, though he has escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffers
not to live. And he shook off the beast into the fire and felt no harm.
Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen or fallen down dead suddenly,
but after they had looked a great while and saw no harm come to him they
changed their minds and said that he was a God..
28:7 In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the
island, whose name was Publius who received us and lodged us three days
28:8,9 And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of
a fever and of a bloody flux.(dysentery
to whom Paul entered in and prayed and laid his hands on him.(Hebrews
6:1,2).and healed him. So
when this was done others also which had diseases in the island came and
28:10-15 Who also honoured us with many honours and when we departed,
they laded us with such things as were necessary. And after three months
we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose
sign was Castor and Pollux.(Gods
supposed by the sailors to watch over them). And landing
at Syracuse, we tarried there three days. And from thence we fetched a
compass and came to Rhegium and after one day the south wind blew and we
came the next day to Puteoli, where we found brethren and were desired
to tarry with them seven days and so we went toward Rome. And from thence,
when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii forum
and The three taverns, whom when Paul saw, he thanked God and took courage.
28:16 And when we came to Rome the centurion delivered the prisoners
to the captain of the guard but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with
a soldier that kept him.
28:17-22 And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the
chief of the Judeans together and when they were come together, he said
unto them, Men and brethren, though I have committed nothing against the
people or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem
into the hands of the Romans. Who, when they had examined me, would have
let me go, because there was no cause of death in me. But when the
Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar;
not that I had ought to accuse my nation of. For this cause therefore have
I called for you, to see you and to speak with you, because that for the
hope of Israel I am bound with this chain. And they said unto him,
We neither received letters out of Judaea concerning you, neither any of
the brethren that came showed or spake any harm of you. But we desire to
hear of you what you think, for as concerning this sect, we know that every
where it is spoken against.
28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him
into his lodging, to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God,
persuading them concerning Emmanuel, both out of the law of Moses and out
of the prophets, from morning till evening.
28:24 And some believed the things which were spoken and some believed
was it that some believed and others
28:25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after
that Paul had spoken one word, 'Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias.(Isaiah).the
prophet unto our fathers'.(Isaiah
28:26 Saying, Go unto this people and say, Hearing you shall hear and
shall not understand and seeing you shall see and not perceive.
28:27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross.(numbed
by selfish interests, such as in today's age).and
their ears are dull of hearing and their eyes have they closed, lest they
should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with
their heart and should be converted.(awakened).and
I should heal.(original
'made whole' in all ways).them.
28:28,29 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God
is sent unto the Gentiles and that they will hear it. And when he had said
these words, the Judeans departed and had great reasoning among themselves.
have opened their minds, but didn't, as they needed to write a
lesson for all humanity, since they were inclined
to go away from God anyway; same as the ancients:.Jeremiah
28:30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house.(Paul
was in Rome at
this time).and received all
that came in unto him,
28:31 Preaching the kingdom of God and teaching those things which
concern the Lord Emmanuel the Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding
New Testament book is Romans