Acts Chapter 27 

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Acts 27

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.

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.

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, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone;

And, hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called The fair havens; nigh whereunto was 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,

10 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.

11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

12 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 lieth toward the south west and north west.

13 And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete.

14 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.

15 And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.

16 And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat:

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.

18 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship;

19 And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.

20 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.

21 But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.

22 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.

23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

26 Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island.

27 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;

28 And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms.

29 Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.

30 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,

31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.

32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.

33 And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing.

34 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.

35 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.

36 Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat.

37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls.

38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.

39 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.

40 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.

41 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.

42 And the soldiers’ counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.

43 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:

44 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.

37 thoughts on “Acts Chapter 27 

  1. 23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
    24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
    25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

  2. 31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.

    Sometimes in this sea of life that we sail, sometimes we have to make a choice whether we stay in the boat or abandon ship. I feel when we try to captain the boat with some choices we make, we sometimes sail into mighty storms and we take on water and sometimes we have to abandon ship. But Paul was staying in this verse of scripture that if we depend on God to be the wind in our sails and the captain of the ship, it is better to stay in the ship no matter how big the storm is that we may encounter.

    We have to trust in the Lord with all thy heart and lean not to our own understanding, we have to acknowledge him in all our ways and he will direct our paths.

    I trust you Lord!
    I love the Kingdom!

  3. 34 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.
    35 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.
    36 Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat

    With so much in life to fret and worry about, and all the things in life that can bring anxiety, we cannot forget to take care of ourselves and be of good cheer. If our hope is in Christ, them God will see everything we face to the end.

  4. Verses 23-26 MSG “Last night God’s angel stood at my side, an angel of this God I serve, saying to me, ‘Don’t give up, Paul. You’re going to stand before Caesar yet—and everyone sailing with you is also going to make it.’ So, dear friends, take heart. I believe God will do exactly what he told me. But we’re going to shipwreck on some island or other.” This spoke to me about holding onto your promises from God. As the song “Standing On the Promises” says:

    Standing, standing
    Standing on the promises of God my Savior
    Standing, standing
    I’m standing on the promises of God

  5. 22 And now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only the ship. For there stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve, saying, do not be afraid, Paul, you must be brought before Caesar, and indeed God has granted you all those who sail with you. Therefore take heart, men, for I believe God that it will be just as it was told me .

  6. 23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
    24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
    25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

    We can believe what the Lord speaks to us. Hold on to whatever he has spoken into your life because he will bring it to pass. I believe!

  7. Acts 27
    23 “Last night God’s angel stood at my side, an angel of this God I serve, saying to me, ‘Don’t give up, Paul.

    2Chronicles 15:7
    7 But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”

    Isaiah 41:10
    10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

  8. 23. For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

    24. Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

    25. Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

    -Fear not; God has a plan for each of us, and it shall be even as it was told us.

    Jeremiah 29:11
    For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. NLT

    2 Corinthians 1:20
    For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. KJV

  9. THY KINGDOM COME
    THE VALUE OF SUBMISSION

    10 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.
    11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

    Kingdom or Spiritual authority should always take precedence in our lives over, sound reasoning, human knowledge or even secular education. We must first of all surround ourselves with men and women of GOD who not only believe the Gospel, but also live the Gospel.

    GOD used a Prisoner of the LORD to make wiser than the well trained, fully educated sailor as well as the successful owner of the ship. However they all chose to ignore the warning of the GOD fearing prisoner. The apostle Paul was not known as a Mariner, but GOD gave him the Word of Knowledge in this particular situation.

    The result was the owner lost all resources, the cargo, the ship and the passengers.

    IF
    IF
    IF

    They had understood THE VALUE OF SUBMISSION to Spiritual Authority, no doubt, the outcome would have turned out very different.

    When a man of GOD speaks a word of caution to us we are wise to heed the warning to save much harm.

    JESUS gives insight on they value of hearing and heeding Spiritual warning.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  10. 9 Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them,

    10 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.

    11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

    42 And the soldiers’ counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.

    43 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:

    44 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.

    God used Paul to show them, he tried to warn them about what will happen, but They wouldn’t listen to Paul, but they began to see that there was something about Paul, and he was sure about the storm, he was sure no harm would come to them, but it always seems for God to show us the hard way be for we listen, God is always giving us a word, it isn’t going to always be what we want to hear, but it’s ALWAYS GOING TO BE WHAT WE NEED!

  11. 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.
    Acts 27:43‭-‬44 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/act.27.43-44.KJV

    Sometimes alls it takes is one person to stand against those that would do harm. Julius stood against those that wanted to harm the others. Paul continued to be of good cheer and listen to what God was telling him. In this world today we will sink if we continue to follow after the world. Follow after God and you will swim in all eternity. God knows what’s going on; He will give the warning signs, but it’s up to us to put it into action. Thank you Jesus.

  12. iLove the Kingdom
    31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.

    When one first looks at this verse, it would be easy to just read it and not really catch the underlying tone of this Word from the man of God. Why did God require everyone to stay together in order for all to be saved? Why couldn’t those men just escape and everyone still be saved. The answer might be out there, but in my opinion it is one of those great mysteries out there.

  13. Acts 27:10-11, 14, 21-22
    10) And he said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading of the ship, but also of our lives.
    11) Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

    14) But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.

    21) But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.
    22) 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.

    When we fail to listen to the Man of God in our life, we will face a storm in our life.
    BUT God is merciful, and He will speak to us again. We may loose things during the storm, but Be Of Good Cheer. We Will Live and Not Die!

  14. Acts27:23-24 (Amp) For this [ very] night there stood by my side an Angel of the God to Whom I belong and Whom I belong and Whom I serve and worship. [24] And He said, Do not be frightened, Paul, It is necessary for you to stand before Caesar; behold, God has given you all those who are sailing with you. Fear not God has plan for all of us. Hold to that promise and vision he has given you.

  15. Paul said “I told you so” 😂

    The terrible storm raged for many days, blotting out the sun and the stars, until at last all hope was gone. No one had eaten for a long time. Finally, Paul called the crew together and said, “Men, you should have listened to me in the first place and not left Crete. You would have avoided all this damage and loss. But take courage! None of you will lose your lives, even though the ship will go down.
    Acts of the Apostles 27:20‭-‬22 NLT

    When all hope is lost those that are led by the spirit can offer guidance and encouragement in a hopeless situation.

  16. Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.
    Acts 27:25 KJV

    This is the answer for those of us with melancholy temperaments, who may struggle with pessimism or depression. We must believe God more than the negative voices in this world or even in our own heads. We don’t need to see angels, we just need to know and recite continually the promises that are in the Word of God.

    We must replace the old negative mantras with the confidence that God is God and that He can and will do all that He says He will do. He promised us that He would never leave us nor forsake us. He promised us that He would work all things together for our good. He promised us that He would never put more on us than we can bear and would always make a way of escape for us in our temptations. He promised us that He would keep us in perfect peace if we kept our mind stayed on Him.

    His promises are true. Regardless of what the doctor said, what the other kids in class called us, or what our parents may have prophesied against us, regardless of what the enemy has told us, we must believe God. It’s time to change the diet of our minds and gorge ourselves continually on the Word of God.

  17. 0 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.

    11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

    Whose voice are we listening to? Paul admonished them that it would not be good to continue the voyage, but other voices overrode what he said and we find that they experienced the storm of their life.

    We must be sensitive to know when God is warning us through the voices of those who speak into our lives, or when peers/friends steer us in the wrong direction.

  18. 9 Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them,

    10 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.

    11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

    12 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 lieth toward the south west and north west.

    13 And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete.

    14 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.

  19. 31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.

    44 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.

    Even when it feels like your ship has wrecked, cling to what you know, cling to The Word, cling to your faith, and continue in obedience as these people did. Even after the ship wrecked, they found boards and broken pieces to cling to.

  20. The favor God desires to provide to his people is so often underestimated. Notice what this passage says about Paul. ‘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.’

    Paul was a prisoner. Prisoners don’t get to visit their friends to get refreshed, but Paul was given that liberty. We recently read of his liberty in Macedonia. The jailor himself washed his wounds and gave him the liberty to preach and act upon that preaching to baptize his family. His fellow laborers had asked for the will of God to be done before he ever entered Jerusalem and he is still walking in the same favor of God!

    We can be sure God refreshed his friends in the word as they refreshed him in the flesh. He was never afraid to speak for Jesus and was continually given the opportunity to do so. We have the same liberty today if we will only use it everywhere we go! I declare who he is to every one we meet, in Jesus name!

  21. 23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

    24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

    25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

    26 Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island.

  22. 24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

    25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

    If God placed a promise in your life, that promise will be fulfilled no matter what. No matter what situation you run into or the impossiblities you seem to face, God will keep His promise! Let’s be of good cheer like Paul said, we have overcome anything and everything coming against us!

  23. Acts 27
    22 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.
    23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
    24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
    25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

  24. 21 But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.
    22 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.
    23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
    24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
    25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me

    Paul is speaking with the authority of an apostle as one who heard from God. He starts out by saying, I told you so and then boldly and confidently tells them everyone will be alright. Later in their plight he spoke again with authority,”Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.” This time the Roman guard listened to him and the earlier word was fulfilled.

  25. 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.
    43 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:

    Here is Paul, a prisoner. On the other hand here is Julius, a centurion in one of the more infamous Roman Soldier Squad in history. Isn’t it Jesus that Paul has this Julius’s respect, and attention.

    I am reminded of a scripture, and if I am walking in Jesus, focused on Him, He will make even my enemies at peace with me.

  26. Just one word from the Man of God

    18 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship;

    19 And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.

    20 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.

    21 But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.

    You can get to a point in your life that you feel like all hope is lost when such great storms come and seemingly tear everything apart. These are not times to run away from the church, these are times to stay close. Just one word from the Man of God to these sailers turned their minds from certain death to hope. God has anointed his Men of God to lead and direct us by the Holy Ghost through the storms of life into a safe pace of covering and safety. The ones closest to the Man of God will not only hear the word more clearly but they will have the first opportunity to save themselves.

  27. 44 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.

    It’s important to listen to the warning from the man of God he is the one who helps guide us and if we ignore him it can cause us harm. They didn’t listen the first time and had some issues but when they finally listened everyone made it safe. When we submit ourselves to God and his direction we will be in a safe place. Obedience is key.

  28. 22 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.

    23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

    24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

    25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

  29. 10 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.

    11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

    Who do you allow to speak into your life? Who do you actually give attention to? It is of high importance whose voice you allow to influence you. One must know that the man of God in our lives is the one that seeks the wellbeing of our souls. It is his responsibility from God to give an account for us. Men trust in themselves and lean on their own understanding but a man of God trust in the leading of the Spirit of God.

  30. 15 And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.

    When you feel like you can’t move, just let God drive the ship! This body is only flesh but our spirit is not of the flesh so when we feel stuck in the spirit we can’t let God take control! Our lives don’t have to be driven by this world or our emotions but by Gods spirit and love!

  31. I learned that the people that could swim went first and jumped over board to land and the people that couldn’t swim went second hanging on debree or boards and no one was harmed and no one died

  32. 14 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.

    Wondered what Euroclydon was.
    Euroclydon is a cyclonic tempestuous northeast wind which blows in the Mediterranean, mostly in autumn and winter

  33. “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. But the weather changed abruptly, and a wind of typhoon strength (called a “northeaster”) burst across the island and blew us out to sea. The sailors couldn’t turn the ship into the wind, so they gave up and let it run before the gale.

    The terrible storm raged for many days, blotting out the sun and the stars, until at last all hope was gone. No one had eaten for a long time. Finally, Paul called the crew together and said, “Men, you should have listened to me in the first place and not left Crete. You would have avoided all this damage and loss. But take courage! None of you will lose your lives, even though the ship will go down.”
    ‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭27:13-15, 20-22‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Obedience to the man of God Can takes as far away from trouble. But disobedience can either destroy us or teach us a great lesson.

  34. 22 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.

    23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

    24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

    25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

    My God follows trough!!!

    42 And the soldiers’ counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.

    43 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:

    44 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.

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