Others went to sea in ships,
conducting trade on the vast waters.
For the majestic One, our Lord, will be there,
a place of rivers and broad streams
where ships that are rowed will not go,
and majestic vessels will not pass.
If I live at the eastern horizon
or settle at the western limits,
for in a single hour
such fabulous wealth was destroyed!And every shipmaster, seafarer, the sailors, and all who do business by sea, stood far off
And consider ships: Though very large and driven by fierce winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs.
Now I urge you to take courage, because there will be no loss of any of your lives, but only of the ship.
Sailing from there, the next day we arrived off Chios. The following day we crossed over to Samos, and the day after, we came to Miletus.
Then, setting sail from Troas, we ran a straight course to Samothrace, the next day to Neapolis,
By now much time had passed, and the voyage was already dangerous. Since the Fast was already over, Paul gave his advice
but he said good-bye and stated, “I’ll come back to you again, if God wills.” Then he set sail from Ephesus.
All those who handle an oar
disembark from their ships.
The sailors and all the captains of the sea
stand on the shore.
After three months we set sail in an Alexandrian ship that had wintered at the island, with the Twin Brothers as its figurehead.
One day He and His disciples got into a boat, and He told them, “Let’s cross over to the other side of the lake.” So they set out,
The sailors were afraid, and each cried out to his god. They threw the ship’s cargo into the sea to lighten the load. Meanwhile, Jonah had gone down to the lowest part of the vessel and had stretched out and fallen into a deep sleep.
He saw heaven opened and an object that resembled a large sheet coming down, being lowered by its four corners to the earth.
When it was decided that we were to sail to Italy, they handed over Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion named Julius, of the Imperial Regiment.
After we tore ourselves away from them and set sail, we came by a direct route to Cos, the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara.
and told them, “Men, I can see that this voyage is headed toward damage and heavy loss, not only of the cargo and the ship but also of our lives.”
On the third day, they threw the ship’s gear overboard with their own hands.
Your sail was made of
fine embroidered linen from Egypt,
and served as your banner.
Your awning was of blue and purple fabric
from the coasts of Elishah.
Finding a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, we boarded and set sail.
With yet more difficulty we sailed along the coast and came to a place called Fair Havens near the city of Lasea.
Some sailors tried to escape from the ship; they had let down the skiff into the sea, pretending that they were going to put out anchors from the bow.
After sailing through the open sea off Cilicia and Pamphylia, we reached Myra in Lycia.
However, Jonah got up to flee to Tarshish from the Lord’s presence. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. He paid the fare and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish, from the Lord’s presence.
Then the Lord hurled a violent wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose on the sea that the ship threatened to break apart.
1 Kings 22:48
Jehoshaphat made ships of Tarshish to go to Ophir for gold, but they did not go because the ships were wrecked at Ezion-geber.
He answered them: “When evening comes you say, ‘It will be good weather because the sky is red.’
and said, ‘Don’t be afraid, Paul. You must stand before Caesar. And, look! God has graciously given you all those who are sailing with you.’
Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, “Unless these men stay in the ship, you cannot be saved.”
Since many were going without food, Paul stood up among them and said, “You men should have followed my advice not to sail from Crete and sustain this damage and loss.
When the fourteenth night came, we were drifting in the Adriatic Sea, and in the middle of the night the sailors thought they were approaching land.
Then the men were even more afraid and said to him, “What is this you’ve done?” The men knew he was fleeing from the Lord’s presence, because he had told them.
Your wealth, merchandise, and goods,
your sailors and captains,
those who repair your leaks,
those who barter for your goods,
and all the warriors within you,
with all the other people on board,
sink into the heart of the sea
on the day of your downfall.
When we had put out to sea from there, we sailed along the northern coast of Cyprus because the winds were against us.
For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus so he would not have to spend time in Asia, because he was hurrying to be in Jerusalem, if possible, for the day of Pentecost.
After casting off the anchors, they left them in the sea, at the same time loosening the ropes that held the rudders. Then they hoisted the foresail to the wind and headed for the beach.
1 Kings 10:22
for the king had ships of Tarshish at sea with Hiram’s fleet, and once every three years the ships of Tarshish would arrive bearing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.
Then we went on ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos, intending to take Paul on board there. For these were his instructions, since he himself was going by land.
Since the harbor was unsuitable to winter in, the majority decided to set sail from there, hoping somehow to reach Phoenix, a harbor on Crete open to the southwest and northwest, and to winter there.