Acts 27: 13-26

The Storm

13 When a gentle south wind began to blow, they saw their opportunity; so they weighed anchor and sailed along the shore of Crete. 14 Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the Northeaster, swept down from the island. 15 The ship was caught by the storm and could not head into the wind; so we gave way to it and were driven along. 16 As we passed to the lee of a small island called Cauda, we were hardly able to make the lifeboat secure, 17 so the men hoisted it aboard. Then they passed ropes under the ship itself to hold it together. Because they were afraid they would run aground on the sandbars of Syrtis, they lowered the sea anchor[fn] and let the ship be driven along. 18 We took such a violent battering from the storm that the next day they began to throw the cargo overboard. 19 On the third day, they threw the ship’s tackle overboard with their own hands. 20 When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved.

21 After they had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up before them and said: “Men, you should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete; then you would have spared yourselves this damage and loss. 22 But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed. 23 Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me 24 and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’ 25 So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me. 26 Nevertheless, we must run aground on some island.”

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Michele
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i. Take note of what Paul said: “I believe God.” He didn’t say, “I believe in God.” Every demon in hell agrees with the existence of God. Paul declared his total confidence in God’s knowledge of his situation and His promise in his situation.

Interesting change in the different translations…

25 So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me. (from BibleGateway’s NIV)

25 Therefore take heart, men, for I believe God that it will be just as it was told me. (David Guzik uses NKJV.)

Michele
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I’m very happy to start using a different translation for our main post. What do you ladies use normally? What is your favorite Bible’s translation?

Bonnie
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Bonnie

I have several Giant Print Bibles NIV, NKJ But my favorite translation is
NASB!!!

Michele
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I’ve never read from that one! Paula, what do you normally use?
Anyone else reading, what translation do you normally use?

Paula Langley
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Paula Langley

Mostly NIV but i do have a NKJ study bible also, my patner in Paso uses NASB so I have also read that one the Carlsbad Community bible study uses EVS(?), so I did that online and used Biblegateway with tons of translations. I agree you get a better understanding usually by checking the different versions…It can be tedious though so nice when we each use something different and share 🙂 Lazy is my middle name…btw Picking up my mother to stay with us for a while to give my brother a break 🙂 She will be 94 in 3… Read more »

Paula Langley
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Paula Langley

After days of no sun or stars they were completely lost, at the mercy of the storm, BUT GOD used this trial to strengthen his apostle and draw others to Himself. Always with us, always working! 🙂 ii. Paul believed God when there was nothing else to believe. He couldn’t believe the sailors, the ship, the sails, the wind, the centurion, human ingenuity or anything else – only God. This was not a fair-weather faith; he believed God in the midst of the storm, when circumstances were at their worst. Paul would say along with Job: Though He slay me,… Read more »

Bonnie
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Bonnie

When I was at my most darkest point in my illness in the 80’s I prayed that Prayer many times!! As a envisioned myself gripping the hem of Jesus robes I Prayed” though YOU slay me, still I will trust YOU LORD!!! I refused to let go and HE refused to let loose of me!!!???