Keep the sailors on board! (Acts 27:31)

“Paul said to the centurion

And the soldiers.

‘Unless these men

Stayed in the ship,

You cannot be saved.’”

εἶπεν ὁ Παῦλος τῷ ἑκατοντάρχῃ καὶ τοῖς στρατιώταις Ἐὰν μὴ οὗτοι μείνωσιν ἐν τῷ πλοίῳ, ὑμεῖς σωθῆναι οὐ δύνασθε.

The author of Acts indicated that Paul said (εἶπεν ὁ Παῦλος) to the centurion (τῷ ἑκατοντάρχῃ) and the soldiers (καὶ τοῖς στρατιώταις) that unless these men stayed (Ἐὰν μὴ οὗτοι μείνωσιν) in the ship (ἐν τῷ πλοίῳ), they could not be saved (ὑμεῖς σωθῆναι οὐ δύνασθε).  Paul immediately reacted to these sailors.  He told the centurion and his soldiers that these sailors had to stay on the ship, otherwise they would not be saved.  I am not sure about the reasoning in this.  These men must have been very valuable sailors.  Are certain people better at their jobs than other people?

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