Acts 27: 1-12

Paul Sails for Rome

When it was decided that we would sail for Italy, Paul and some other prisoners were handed over to a centurion named Julius, who belonged to the Imperial Regiment. We boarded a ship from Adramyttium about to sail for ports along the coast of the province of Asia, and we put out to sea. Aristarchus, a Macedonian from Thessalonica, was with us.

The next day we landed at Sidon; and Julius, in kindness to Paul, allowed him to go to his friends so they might provide for his needs. From there we put out to sea again and passed to the lee of Cyprus because the winds were against us. When we had sailed across the open sea off the coast of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we landed at Myra in Lycia. There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy and put us on board. We made slow headway for many days and had difficulty arriving off Cnidus. When the wind did not allow us to hold our course, we sailed to the lee of Crete, opposite Salmone. We moved along the coast with difficulty and came to a place called Fair Havens, near the town of Lasea.

Much time had been lost, and sailing had already become dangerous because by now it was after the Day of Atonement.[fn] So Paul warned them, 10 “Men, I can see that our voyage is going to be disastrous and bring great loss to ship and cargo, and to our own lives also.” 11 But the centurion, instead of listening to what Paul said, followed the advice of the pilot and of the owner of the ship. 12 Since the harbor was unsuitable to winter in, the majority decided that we should sail on, hoping to reach Phoenix and winter there. This was a harbor in Crete, facing both southwest and northwest.

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Michele
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It is crazy how friends can go with the prisoners!

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Bonnie

I thought so too Michele!!! Also that they let Paul meet with his friends in verse 3!!! So his friends could minister to him!! I wonder what provisions were provided for prisoners with that kind of travel!!! I have seen different things on TV that in other countries family and friends have to provide food and other needs to prisoners!!! I wonder if it was like that??❌?❌?❌?♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
I am Praying for You my Precious Michele Belle!!! I Love You!!!

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Saw your FB post yesterday, glad you are moving ahead with that, praying for God’s solution to all your troubles SOON 😉
love you 🙂

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Interesting that Paul had already traveled 3,500 miles by sea and been shipwrecked 3 times- that’s probably more experience than some of the young sailors 😉 The commentary did a good job of setting the stage for the next part. It said it was only 40 miles along the coast to the port they desired so it sounds reasonable for strong young men.
And the prisoner brought 3 guests!?

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