23So he invited them in and gave them lodging. And on the nextday he got up and wentaway with them, and 1some of 2the brethren from 3Joppaaccompanied him.
On the followingday he entered4Caesarea. NowCornelius was waiting for them and had calledtogether his relatives and closefriends.
25WhenPeterentered, Corneliusmet him, and fell at his feet and a5worshiped him.
But Peterraised him up, saying, "6Stand up; I tooam just a man."
As he talked with him, he entered and found7manypeopleassembled.
And he said to them, "You yourselvesknowhow8unlawful it is for a man who is a Jew to associate with a foreigneror to visit him; and yet 9God has shown me that I should not callanymanbunholyorunclean.
"That is why I camewithoutevenraising any objection when I was sent for. So I ask for whatreason you have sent for me."
30Corneliussaid, "10Fourdaysago to thishour, I was praying in my house during 11the cninthhour ; and behold, 12a manstoodbefore me in shininggarments,
and he said, 'Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your dalms have been rememberedbeforeGod.
32'Thereforesend to 13Joppa and inviteSimon, who is also calledPeter, to come to you; he is staying at the house of Simon the tanner by the sea.'
33"So I sent for you immediately, and you have ebeen kindenough to come. Nowthen, we are allherepresentbeforeGod to hearall that you have been commanded by the Lord."