And when he had said these things, he took bread and gave thanks to God in the presence of them all; and when he had broken it he began to eat.
NLT - 35 Then he took some bread, gave thanks to God before them all, and broke off a piece and ate it.
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I think that the context of the larger passage from which this verse comes makes it clear that Paul was giving thanks for the bread that he was about to consume as regular food or nourishment (as Christians do when saying grace before a meal), rather than intending the giving of thanks to be consecrating the bread for the observance of the Lord's Supper. The passage specifically states in Acts 27:33 that those present with Paul had had no food for fourteen days. Thus, they needed to eat to survive (as Paul himself noted (Acts 27:34)), and to have physical strength to cope with the ordeal that they were still going through.
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