20.) When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved. 21). After they had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up before them and said: “Men, you should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete; then you would have spared yourselves this damage and loss. 22.) But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed. 23.) Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me 24.) and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’ 25.) So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.