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of Shomer, his brother, were.
7:35 Possibly another name for
Hotham; compare 7:32. 7:37 Possibly another name for Jether;
compare 7:38. 8:3 Possibly Gera the father of Ehud; compare
8:7 Or Gera, that is Heglam, was the father of Uzza and
8:29a As in some Greek manuscripts (see also 9:35);
8:29b Or the founder of.
8:30 As in some
Hebrew lacks Jeiel.
Greek manuscripts (see also 9:36); Hebrew lacks Ner.
in parallel text at 9:37; Hebrew reads Zeker, a variant spelling
of Zechariah. 8:32 As in parallel text at 9:38; Hebrew reads
Shimeah, a variant spelling of Shimeam. 8:35 As in parallel
text at 9:41; Hebrew reads Tarea, a variant spelling of Tahrea.
8:36 As in parallel text at 9:42; Hebrew reads Jehoaddah, a variant
spelling of Jadah. 8:37 As in parallel text at 9:43; Hebrew reads
Raphah, a variant spelling of Rephaiah.
13 When a light wind began blowing from
the south, the sailors thought they could make
it. So they pulled up anchor and sailed close to
the shore of Crete. 14 But the weather changed
abruptly, and a wind of typhoon strength
(called a “northeaster”) burst across the island
and blew us out to sea. 15 The sailors couldn’t
turn the ship into the wind, so they gave up
and let it run before the gale.
16 We sailed along the sheltered side of a
small island named Cauda,* where with great
difficulty we hoisted aboard the lifeboat being
towed behind us. 17 Then the sailors bound
ropes around the hull of the ship to strengthen
it. They were afraid of being driven across to
the sandbars of Syrtis off the African coast, so
they lowered the sea anchor to slow the ship
and were driven before the wind.
18 The next day, as g
ale-force winds contin
ued to batter the ship, the crew began throw
ing the cargo overboard. 19 The following day
they even took some of the ship’s gear and
threw it overboard. 20 The terrible storm raged
for many days, blotting out the sun and the
stars, until at last all hope was gone.
When the time came, we [Luke, Paul, and those
with them] set sail for Italy. Paul and several
other prisoners were placed in the custody
of a Roman officer* named Julius, a captain
of the Imperial Regiment. 2 Aristarchus, a
Macedonian from Thessalonica, was also
with us. We left on a ship whose home port
was Adramyttium on the northwest coast
of the province of Asia;* it was scheduled to
make several stops at ports along the coast of
3 The next day when we docked at Si
Julius was very kind to Paul and let him go
ashore to visit with friends so they could pro 27:1 Greek centurion; similarly in 27:6, 11, 31, 43. 27:2 Asia was
Roman province in what is now western Turkey. 27:9 Greek
vide for his needs. 4 Putting out to sea from abecause
the fast was now already gone by. This fast was
there, we encountered strong headwinds that associated with the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), which
made it difficult to keep the ship on course, so occurred in late September or early October. 27:16 Some
manuscripts read Clauda.
we sailed north of Cyprus between the island
and the mainland. 5 Keeping to the open sea, PSALM 7:117
we passed along the coast of Cilicia and Pam A psalm* of David, which he sang to the Lord
phylia, landing at M
yra, in the province of Lyc concerning Cush of the tribe of Benjamin.
ia. 6 There the commanding officer found an
1 I come to you for protection, O Lord
Egyptian ship from Alexandria that was bound
for Italy, and he put us on board.
Save me from my p
7 We had several days of slow sailing, and
after great difficulty we finally neared Cni 2
If you don’t, they will maul me like a lion,
dus. But the wind was against us, so we sailed
tearing me to pieces with no one to
across to Crete and along the sheltered coast
of the island, past the cape of Salmone. We
3 O Lord my God, if I have done wrong
struggled along the coast with great diffi
or am guilty of injustice,
culty and finally arrived at Fair Havens, near
4 if I have betrayed a friend
the town of Lasea. 9 We had lost a lot of time.
or plundered my enemy without cause,
The weather was becoming dangerous for
5 then let my enemies capture me.
sea travel because it was so late in the fall,*
Let them trample me into the ground
and Paul spoke to the ship’s officers about it.
and drag my honor in the dust. Interlude
10 “Men,” he said, “I believe there is trouble
ahead if we go on—shipwreck, loss of cargo,
Arise, O Lord, in anger!
and danger to our lives as well.” 11 But the of
Stand up against the fury of my enemies!
ficer in charge of the prisoners listened more
Wake up, my God, and bring justice!
7 Gather the nations before you.
to the ship’s captain and the owner than to
Paul. 12 And since Fair Havens was an exposed
Rule over them from on high.
harbor—a poor place to spend the w
inter— 8 The Lord judges the nations.
most of the crew wanted to go on to Phoenix,
Declare me righteous, O Lord,
farther up the coast of Crete, and spend the
for I am innocent, O Most High!
9 End the evil of those who are wicked,
winter there. Phoenix was a good harbor with
and defend the righteous.
only a southwest and northwest exposure.
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