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1 There was a man in Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion in the Italian Company. 1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment.
2 He and his whole household were pious, Gentile God-worshippers. He gave generously to those in need among the Jewish people and prayed to God constantly. 2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.
3 One day at nearly three o'clock in the afternoon, he clearly saw an angel from God in a vision. The angel came to him and said, "Cornelius!" 3 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, "Cornelius!"
4 Startled, he stared at the angel and replied, "What is it, Lord?" The angel said, "Your prayers and your compassionate acts are like a memorial offering to God. 4 Cornelius stared at him in fear. "What is it, Lord?" he asked. The angel answered, "Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.
5 Send messengers to Joppa at once and summon a certain Simon, the one known as Peter. 5 Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter.
6 He is a guest of Simon the tanner, whose house is near the seacoast." 6 He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea."
7 When the angel who was speaking to him had gone, Cornelius summoned two of his household servants along with a pious soldier from his personal staff. 7 When the angel who spoke to him had gone, Cornelius called two of his servants and a devout soldier who was one of his attendants.
8 He explained everything to them, then sent them to Joppa. 8 He told them everything that had happened and sent them to Joppa.
9 At noon on the following day, as their journey brought them close to the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 9 About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray.
10 He became hungry and wanted to eat. While others were preparing the meal, he had a visionary experience. 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance.
11 He saw heaven opened up and something like a large linen sheet being lowered to the earth by its four corners. 11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners.
12 Inside the sheet were all kinds of four-legged animals, reptiles, and wild birds. 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air.
13 A voice told him, "Get up, Peter! Kill and eat!" 13 Then a voice told him, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat."
14 Peter exclaimed, "Absolutely not, Lord! I have never eaten anything impure or unclean." 14 "Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."
15 The voice spoke a second time, "Never consider unclean what God has made pure." 15 The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."
16 This happened three times, then the object was suddenly pulled back into heaven. 16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.
17 Peter was bewildered about the meaning of the vision. Just then, the messengers sent by Cornelius discovered the whereabouts of Simon's house and arrived at the gate. 17 While Peter was wondering about the meaning of the vision, the men sent by Cornelius found out where Simon's house was and stopped at the gate.
18 Calling out, they inquired whether the Simon known as Peter was a guest there. 18 They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there.
19 While Peter was brooding over the vision, the Spirit interrupted him, "Look! Three people are looking for you. 19 While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Simon, three men are looking for you.
20 Go downstairs. Don't ask questions; just go with them because I have sent them." 20 So get up and go downstairs. Do not hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them."
21 So Peter went downstairs and told them, "I'm the one you are looking for. Why have you come?" 21 Peter went down and said to the men, "I'm the one you're looking for. Why have you come?"
22 They replied, "We've come on behalf of Cornelius, a centurion and righteous man, a God-worshipper who is well-respected by all Jewish people. A holy angel directed him to summon you to his house and to hear what you have to say." 22 The men replied, "We have come from Cornelius the centurion. He is a righteous and God-fearing man, who is respected by all the Jewish people. A holy angel told him to have you come to his house so that he could hear what you have to say."
23 Peter invited them into the house as his guests. The next day he got up and went with them, together with some of the believers from Joppa. 23 Then Peter invited the men into the house to be his guests. The next day Peter started out with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa went along.
24 They arrived in Caesarea the following day. Anticipating their arrival, Cornelius had gathered his relatives and close friends. 24 The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends.
25 As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in order to honor him. 25 As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence.
26 But Peter lifted him up, saying, "Get up! Like you, I'm just a human." 26 But Peter made him get up. "Stand up," he said, "I am only a man myself."
27 As they continued to talk, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people. 27 Talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people.
28 He said to them, "You all realize that it is forbidden for a Jew to associate or visit with outsiders. However, God has shown me that I should never call a person impure or unclean. 28 He said to them: "You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with a Gentile or visit him. But God has shown me that I should not call any man impure or unclean.
29 For this reason, when you sent for me, I came without objection. I want to know, then, why you sent for me." 29 So when I was sent for, I came without raising any objection. May I ask why you sent for me?"
30 Cornelius answered, "Four days ago at this same time, three o'clock in the afternoon, I was praying at home. Suddenly a man in radiant clothing stood before me. 30 Cornelius answered: "Four days ago I was in my house praying at this hour, at three in the afternoon. Suddenly a man in shining clothes stood before me
31 He said, ‘Cornelius, God has heard your prayers, and your compassionate acts are like a memorial offering to him. 31 and said, 'Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor.
32 Therefore, send someone to Joppa and summon Simon, who is known as Peter. He is a guest in the home of Simon the tanner, located near the seacoast.' 32 Send to Joppa for Simon who is called Peter. He is a guest in the home of Simon the tanner, who lives by the sea.'
33 I sent for you right away, and you were kind enough to come. Now, here we are, gathered in the presence of God to listen to everything the Lord has directed you to say." 33 So I sent for you immediately, and it was good of you to come. Now we are all here in the presence of God to listen to everything the Lord has commanded you to tell us."
34 Peter said, "I really am learning that God doesn't show partiality to one group of people over another. 34 Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism
35 Rather, in every nation, whoever worships him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 35 but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.
36 This is the message of peace he sent to the Israelites by proclaiming the good news through Jesus Christ: He is Lord of all! 36 You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.
37 You know what happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism John preached. 37 You know what has happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached--
38 You know about Jesus of Nazareth, whom God anointed with the Holy Spirit and endowed with power. Jesus traveled around doing good and healing everyone oppressed by the devil because God was with him. 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
39 We are witnesses of everything he did, both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They killed him by hanging him on a tree, 39 "We are witnesses of everything he did in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They killed him by hanging him on a tree,
40 but God raised him up on the third day and allowed him to be seen, 40 but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen.
41 not by everyone but by us. We are witnesses whom God chose beforehand, who ate and drank with him after God raised him from the dead. 41 He was not seen by all the people, but by witnesses whom God had already chosen--by us who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
42 He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead. 42 He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead.
43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name." 43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."
44 While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell on everyone who heard the word. 44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message.
45 The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles. 45 The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles.
46 They heard them speaking in other languages and praising God. Peter asked, 46 For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter said,
47 "These people have received the Holy Spirit just as we have. Surely no one can stop them from being baptized with water, can they?" 47 "Can anyone keep these people from being baptized with water? They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have."
48 He directed that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they invited Peter to stay for several days. 48 So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked Peter to stay with them for a few days.