Acts 27:10-20View Full Chapter
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.” 11But the centurion, instead of listening to what Paul said, followed the advice of the pilot and of the owner of the ship.
12Since 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.
13When a gentle south wind began to blow, they saw their opportunity; so they weighed anchor and sailed along the shore of Crete.
14Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the Northeaster, swept down from the island.
15The ship was caught by the storm and could not head into the wind; so we gave way to it and were driven along.
16As we passed to the lee of a small island called Cauda, we were hardly able to make the lifeboat secure,
17so 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
20When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved.