24And the morrow after they enteredintoCaesarea.AndCornelius waited forthem , and had called togetherhiskinsmenandnearfriends.25AndasPeterwas coming in , Corneliusmethim, and fell downat his feet, and worshipped him.
26ButPetertookhimup , saying , Stand up ; Imyselfalsoam a man.27And as he talked with him, he went in , andfoundmany that were come together .
28And he saiduntothem,Yeknowhow that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company , or come unto one of another nation;butGod hath shewedme that I should notcallanymancommonorunclean.29ThereforecameI unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for : I asktherefore for whatintent ye have sent forme?30AndCorneliussaid , Fourdaysago I wasfastinguntilthishour;and at the ninthhour I prayedinmyhouse,and,behold , a manstoodbeforemeinbrightclothing,31Andsaid , Cornelius,thyprayer is heard , andthinealms are had in remembrance in the sight of God.32SendthereforetoJoppa,and call hitherSimon,whose surname isPeter;he is lodgedin the house of one Simon a tannerby the sea side:who, when he cometh , shall speak unto thee.33Immediatelytherefore I senttothee;andthou hast welldone that thou art come . Nowthereforeareweall here presentbeforeGod, to hear all things that are commandedtheeofGod.34ThenPeteropened his mouth, and said , Of a truth I perceivethatGodisno respecter of persons:35Butineverynation he that fearethhim,andworkethrighteousness,isaccepted with him.36
The wordwhich God sent unto the children of Israel,preachingpeacebyJesusChrist: (he isLord of all:)
That word, I say, yeknow , which was publishedthroughoutallJudaea, and beganfromGalilee,after the baptismwhichJohnpreached ;
38HowGodanointedJesusofNazareth with the HolyGhostand with power:whowentabout doing good , andhealingall that were oppressedof the devil;forGodwaswithhim.39Andwearewitnesses of all thingswhich he didbothin the land of the Jews,andinJerusalem;whom they slew and hangedon a tree:40HimGod raised up the thirdday,andshewedhimopenly ;
41Not to all the people,but unto witnesses chosen beforeofGod, even to us,who did eatand drink withhimafterherosefrom the dead.42And he commandedus to preach unto the people,and to testifythat it ishewhich was ordainedofGod to be the Judge of quickanddead.43
To himgiveall the prophetswitness , that throughhisnamewhosoeverbelievethinhim shall receiveremission of sins.44
While Peteryetspakethesewords, the HolyGhostfellonall them which heard the word.45And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished , as many as came withPeter,because that on the Gentilesalso was poured out the gift of the HolyGhost.46For they heardthem speak withtongues,andmagnifyGod.ThenansweredPeter,47Can any manforbidwater, that theseshouldnot be baptized , which have received the HolyGhostas well aswe?48And he commandedthem to be baptizedin the name of the Lord.Then prayed theyhim to tarrycertaindays.