And he said to them, "You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew 1to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation, but 2God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean.
So when I was sent for, I came without objection. I ask then why you sent for me."
And Cornelius said, 3"Four days ago, about this hour, I was praying in my house at 4the ninth hour,a and behold, 5a man stood before me in bright clothing
and said, 'Cornelius, 6your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God.
Send therefore to Joppa and ask for Simon who is called Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea.'
So I sent for you at once, and you have been kind enough to come. Now therefore we are all here in the presence of God to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord."
So Peter opened his mouth and said: "Truly I understand that 7God 8shows no partiality,
but 9in every nation anyone who fears him and 10does what is right is acceptable to him.
As for 11the word that he sent to Israel, 12preaching good news of 13peace through Jesus Christ (14he is Lord of all),
you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, 15beginning 16from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed:
how 17God anointed Jesus of Nazareth 18with the Holy Spirit and with 19power. He went about doing good and healing all 20who were oppressed by the devil, 21for God was with him.