And he said to them, "You yourselvesknowhow1unlawful it is for a man who is a Jew to associate with a foreigneror to visit him; and yet 2God has shown me that I should not callanymanaunholyorunclean.
"That is why I camewithoutevenraising any objection when I was sent for. So I ask for whatreason you have sent for me."
30Corneliussaid, "3Fourdaysago to thishour, I was praying in my house during 4the bninthhour ; and behold, 5a manstoodbefore me in shininggarments,
and he said, 'Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your calms have been rememberedbeforeGod.
32'Thereforesend to 6Joppa 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 dbeen kindenough to come. Nowthen, we are allherepresentbeforeGod to hearall that you have been commanded by the Lord."
347Opening his mouth, Petersaid : "I mostcertainlyunderstand now that 8God is not one to showpartiality,
but 9in everynation the man who e10fears Him and fdoes what is right is welcome to Him.
"The wordwhich He sent to the sons of Israel, 11preachingg12peacethroughJesusChrist (He is 13Lord of all )-
you yourselvesknow the thing which tookplacethroughoutallJudea, starting from Galilee, after the baptismwhichJohnproclaimed.
"hYou know of 14Jesus of Nazareth, howGod15anointed Him with the HolySpirit and with power, i16and how He wentaboutdoinggood and healingall who were oppressed by the devil, for 17God was with Him.