Acts 27:1-12 - Easy-To-Read Version (ERV)
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Paul Sails for Rome
27 1It was decided that we would sail for Italy. An army officer* named Julius
guarded Paul and some other prisoners. Julius served in the emperor's* army. 2We
got on a ship and left. The ship was from the city of Adramyttium and was ready
to sail to different places in Asia.* Aristarchus went with us. He was a man from
the city of Thessalonica in Macedonia. 3The next day we came to the city of Sidon.
Julius was very good to Paul. He gave Paul freedom to go visit his friends. These
friends took care of Paul's needs. 4We left the city of Sidon. We sailed close to
the island of Cyprus because the wind was blowing against us. 5We went across the
sea by Cilicia and Pamphylia. Then we came to the city of Myra in Lycia. 6In Myra
the army officer* found a ship from the city of Alexandria. This ship was going
to Italy. So he put us on it. 7We sailed slowly for many days. It was hard for us
to reach the city of Cnidus because the wind was blowing against us. We could not
go any farther that way. So we sailed by the south side of the island of Crete near
Salmone. 8We sailed along the coast, but the sailing was hard. Then we came to a
place called Safe Harbors. The city of Lasea was near there.
9But we had lost much time. It was now dangerous to sail, because it was already
after the Jewish day of fasting.* So Paul warned them, 10"Men, I can see that there
will be much trouble on this trip. The ship and the things in the ship will be lost.
Our lives may even be lost!" 11But the captain and the owner of the ship did not
agree with Paul. So the army officer* did not believe Paul. Instead, the officer
believed what the captain and owner of the ship said. 12And that harbor (Safe Harbors)
was not a good place for the ship to stay for the winter. So most of the men decided
that the ship should leave there. The men hoped we could go to Phoenix. The ship
could stay there for the winter. (Phoenix was a city on the island of Crete. It
had a harbor that faced southwest and northwest.)
Footnotes: army officer A centurion, a Roman army officer who had authority over
100 soldiers. emperor The ruler (leader) of the Roman empire. Asia The western
part of Asia Minor. day of fasting The day of Atonement, an important Jewish holy
day in the fall of the year. This was the time of year that bad storms happened
on the sea.
"Taken from the HOLY BIBLE: EASY-TO-READ VERSION © 2001 by World Bible Translation
Center, Inc. and used by permission."
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