This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil,
Fearing that we might run aground somewhere on the rocks, they cast four anchors from the stern and wished for daybreak.
But as the sailors were trying to escape from the ship and had let down the ship's boat into the sea, on the pretense of intending to lay out anchors from the bow,
And casting off the anchors, they left them in the sea while at the same time they were loosening the ropes of the rudders; and hoisting the foresail to the wind, they were heading for the beach.
For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ.
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