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Acts 10:24-43 (Lexham English Bible)

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24 And on the next day he entered into Caesarea.

Peter Visits Cornelius

25 So it happened that when Peter entered, Cornelius met him, fell at [his]a feet, [and]b worshiped [him].c 26 But Peter helped him up, saying, "Get up! I myself am also a man!" 27 And [as he]d conversed with him, he went in and found many [people] gathered. 28 And he said to them, "You know that it is forbidden for a Jewish man to associate with or to approach a foreigner. And to me God has shown [that] I should call no man common or unclean. 29 Therefore--and without raising any objection--I came [when I]e was sent for. So I ask for what reason you sent for me." 30 And Cornelius said, "{Four days ago at this hour},f [the] ninth, I was praying in my house. And behold, a man in shining clothing stood before me 31 and said, 'Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your charitable deeds have been remembered before God. 32 Therefore send to Joppa and summon Simon who is also called Peter. This man is staying as a guest in the house of Simon, a tanner,g by the sea. 33 Therefore I sent for you at once, and you {were kind enough to come}.h So now we all are present before God to hear all the things that have been commanded to you by the Lord." 34 So Peter opened [his]i mouth [and]j said, "In truth I understand that God is not one who shows partiality, 35 but in every nation the one who fears him and who does what is right is acceptable to him. 36 [As for]k the message that he sent to the sons of Israel, proclaiming the good news of peace through Jesus Christ--this one is Lord of all-- 37 you know the thing that happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee, after the baptism that John proclaimed: 38 Jesus of Nazareth--how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, because God was with him. 39 And we [are] witnesses of all [the things] that he did both in the land of the Judeans and in Jerusalem, whom they also executed [by]l hanging [him]m on a tree. 40 God raised this one up on the third day and granted [that] he should become visible, 41 not to all the people but to us who had been chosen beforehand by God [as] witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify solemnly that this one is the one appointedn by God [as] judge of the living and of the dead. 43 To this one all the prophets testify, [that] through his name everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins."
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