I heard a voice say to me, 'Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.'
But I said, 'No, Lord! I have never eaten anything that is unholy or unclean.'
But the voice from heaven spoke again, 'God has made these things clean, so don't call them unholy.'
This happened three times. Then the whole thing was taken back to heaven.
Right then three men who were sent to me from Caesarea came to the house where I was staying.
The Spirit told me to go with them without doubting. These six believers here also went with me, and we entered the house of Cornelius.
He told us about the angel he saw standing in his house. The angel said to him, 'Send some men to Joppa and invite Simon Peter to come.
By the words he will say to you, you and all your family will be saved.'
When I began my speech, the Holy Spirit came on them just as he came on us at the beginning.
Then I remembered the words of the Lord. He said, 'John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'
Since God gave them the same gift he gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, how could I stop the work of God?"