“And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let downe the boat into the sea, vnder colour as though they would haue cast ancres out of the fore-ship,”
King James Version (KJV)
27. But when the fourteenth night was come, as wee were driuen vp and downe in Adria about midnight, the shipmen deemed that they drew neere to some countrey: 28. And sounded, and found it twentie fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded againe, and found it fifteene fathoms. 29. Then fearing lest we should haue fallen vpon rockes, they cast foure ancres out of the sterne, and wished for the day. 30. And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let downe the boat into the sea, vnder colour as though they would haue cast ancres out of the fore-ship, 31. Paul said to the Centurion, and to the souldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saued. 32. Then the souldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off. 33. And while the day was comming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye haue taried, and continued fasting, hauing taken nothing.