“Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.”
King James Version (KJV)
27:23 The God whose I am, and whom I serve - How short a compendium of religion! Yet how full! Comprehending both faith, hope, and love.
27:24 God hath given - Paul had prayed for them. And God gave him their lives; perhaps their souls also. And the centurion, subserving the providence of God, gave to Paul the lives of the prisoners. How wonderfully does his providence reign in the most contingent things! And rather will many bad men be preserved with a few good, (so it frequently happens,) than one good man perish with many bad. So it was in this ship: so it is in the world. Thee - At such a time as this, there was not the same danger, which might otherwise have been, of St. Paul's seeming to speak out of vanity, what he really spoke out of necessity. All the souls - Not only all the prisoners, as Julius afterward did, #Acts 27:43|; ask for souls, they shall be given thee: yea, more than thou hopest for, that sail with thee - So that Paul, in the sight of God, was the master and pilot of the ship.
27:27 The fourteenth night - Since they left Crete, #Acts 27:18|,19. In the Adriatic sea - So the ancients called all that part of the Mediterranean, which lay south of Italy.
Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheere: for I beleeue God, that it shall be euen as it was tolde me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
"Therefore, keep up your courage, men, for I believe God that it will turn out exactly as I have been told.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even so as it hath been spoken unto me.
- American Standard Version (1901)
And so, O men, be of good heart, for I have faith in God that it will be as he said to me.
- Basic English Bible
Wherefore be of good courage, men, for I believe God that thus it shall be, as it has been said to me.
- Darby Bible
Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it will be even as it was told to me.
- Webster's Bible
Therefore, Sirs, take courage; for I believe God, and am convinced that things will happen exactly as I have been told.
- Weymouth Bible
Therefore, sirs, cheer up! For I believe God, that it will be just as it has been spoken to me.
- World English Bible
For which thing, ye men, be ye of good coumfort; for Y bileue to my God, that so it schal be, as it is seid to me.
- Wycliffe Bible
wherefore be of good cheer, men! for I believe God, that so it shall be, even as it hath been spoken to me,
- Youngs Literal Bible