Bible: Acts 27:39-44
Paul is Shipwrecked
27:39 When day came, they did not recognize the land, but they noticed 1 a bay 2 with a beach, 3 where they decided to run the ship aground if they could. 27:40 So they slipped 4 the anchors 5 and left them in the sea, at the same time loosening the linkage 6 that bound the steering oars 7 together. Then they hoisted 8 the foresail 9 to the wind and steered toward 10 the beach. 27:41 But they encountered a patch of crosscurrents 11 and ran the ship aground; the bow stuck fast and could not be moved, but the stern was being broken up by the force 12 of the waves. 27:42 Now the soldiers’ plan was to kill the prisoners 13 so that none of them would escape by swimming away. 14 27:43 But the centurion, 15 wanting to save Paul’s life, 16 prevented them from carrying out their plan. He ordered those who could swim to jump overboard first and get to land, 17 27:44 and the rest were to follow, 18 some on planks 19 and some on pieces of the ship. 20 And in this way 21 all were brought safely to land.