Acts 27:33-44

The Storm at Sea

33 As day was about to dawn, Paul urged them all to take some food, saying, "Today is the fourteenth day that you have continued in suspense and without food, having taken nothing. 34 Therefore I urge you to take some food. For it will give you strength, for b not a hair is to perish from the head of any of you." 35 And when he had said these things, he took bread, and c giving thanks to God in the presence of all he broke it and began to eat. 36 Then they all d were encouraged and ate some food themselves. 37 (We were in all 276 1 e persons in the ship.) 38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, f throwing out the wheat into the sea.

The Shipwreck

39 Now when it was day, g they did not recognize the land, but they noticed a bay with a beach, on which they planned if possible to run the ship ashore. 40 So they cast off the anchors and left them in the sea, at the same time loosening the ropes that tied the rudders. Then hoisting the foresail to the wind they made for the beach. 41 But striking a reef, 2 h they ran the vessel aground. The bow stuck and remained immovable, and the stern was being broken up by the surf. 42 i The soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners, lest any should swim away and escape. 43 But the centurion, j wishing to save Paul, kept them from carrying out their plan. He ordered those who could swim to jump overboard first and make for the land, 44 and the rest on planks or on pieces of the ship. And so it was that k all were brought safely to land.

  1. Cross References
    1 Samuel 14:45
    Then the people said to Saul, "Shall Jonathan die, who has worked this great salvation in Israel? Far from it! As the Lord lives, there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground, for he has worked with God this day." So the people ransomed Jonathan, so that he did not die.
    2 Samuel 14:11
    Then she said, "Please let the king invoke the Lord your God, that the avenger of blood kill no more, and my son be not destroyed." He said, "As the Lord lives, not one hair of your son shall fall to the ground.
    1 Kings 1:52
    And Solomon said, "If he will show himself a worthy man, not one of his hairs shall fall to the earth, but if wickedness is found in him, he shall die.
    Luke 21:18
    But not a hair of your head will perish.
    Matthew 10:30
    But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
  2. Cross References
    Matthew 15:36
    He took the seven loaves and the fish, and having given thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.
  3. Cross References
    Acts 27:22
    Yet now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.
  4. Cross References
    Acts 2:41
    So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
    Acts 7:14
    And Joseph sent and summoned Jacob his father and all his kindred, seventy-five persons in all.
    Romans 13:1
    Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.
    1 Peter 3:20
    Because they formerly did not obey, when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water.
  5. Cross References
    Acts 27:18
    Since we were violently storm-tossed, they began the next day to jettison the cargo.
  6. Cross References
    Acts 28:1
    After we were brought safely through, we then learned that the island was called Malta.
  7. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 11:25
    Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea.
  8. Cross References
    Acts 12:19
    And after Herod searched for him and did not find him, he examined the sentries and ordered that they should be put to death. Then he went down from Judea to Caesarea and spent time there.
  9. Cross References
    Acts 27:3
    The next day we put in at Sidon. And Julius treated Paul kindly and gave him leave to go to his friends and be cared for.
  10. Cross References
    Acts 27:22
    Yet now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.
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