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1 There was a man in Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment. 1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment.
2 He was a devout man and feared God along with his whole household. He did many charitable deeds for the [Jewish] people and always prayed to God. 2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.
3 At about three in the afternoon he distinctly saw in a vision an angel of God who came in and said to him, "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 Looking intently at him, he became afraid and said, "What is it, Lord?" And he told him, "Your prayers and your acts of charity have come up as a memorial offering before 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 Now send men to Joppa and call for Simon, who is also named Peter. 5 Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter.
6 He is lodging with Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea." 6 He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea."
7 When the angel who spoke to him had gone, he called two of his household slaves and a devout soldier, who was one of those who attended him. 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 After explaining everything to them, he sent them to Joppa. 8 He told them everything that had happened and sent them to Joppa.
9 The next day, as they were traveling and nearing the city, Peter went up to pray on the housetop at about noon. 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 Then he became hungry and wanted to eat, but while they were preparing something he went into a visionary state. 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 and an object coming down that resembled a large 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 In it were all the four-footed animals and reptiles of the earth, and the birds of the sky. 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air.
13 Then a voice said to him, "Get up, Peter; kill and eat!" 13 Then a voice told him, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat."
14 "No, Lord!" Peter said. "For I have never eaten anything common and unclean!" 14 "Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."
15 Again, a second time, a voice said to him, "What God has made clean, you must not call common." 15 The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."
16 This happened three times, and then the object was taken up into heaven. 16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.
17 While Peter was deeply perplexed about what the vision he had seen might mean, the men who had been sent by Cornelius, having asked directions to Simon's house, stood 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 They called out, asking if Simon, who was also named Peter, was lodging there. 18 They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there.
19 While Peter was thinking about the vision, the Spirit told him, "Three men are here 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 Get up, go downstairs, and accompany them with no doubts at all, 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 Then Peter went down to the men and said, "Here I am, the one you're looking for. What is the reason you're here?" 21 Peter went down and said to the men, "I'm the one you're looking for. Why have you come?"
22 They said, "Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man, who has a good reputation with the whole Jewish nation, was divinely directed by a holy angel to call you to his house and to hear a message from you." 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 then invited them in and gave them lodging. The next day he got up and set out with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa went with him. 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 The following day he entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was expecting them and had called together 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 When Peter entered, Cornelius met him, fell at his feet, and worshiped him. 25 As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence.
26 But Peter helped him up and said, "Stand up! I myself am also a man." 26 But Peter made him get up. "Stand up," he said, "I am only a man myself."
27 While talking with him, he went on in and found that many had come together there. 27 Talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people.
28 Peter said to them, "You know it's forbidden for a Jewish man to associate with or visit a foreigner. But God has shown me that I must not call any person common 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 That's why I came without any objection when I was sent for. So I ask, 'Why did you send 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 replied, "Four days ago at this hour, at three in the afternoon, I was praying in my house. Just then a man in a dazzling robe 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 and said, 'Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your acts of charity have been remembered in God's sight. 31 and said, 'Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor.
32 Therefore send someone to Joppa and invite Simon here, who is also named Peter. He is lodging in Simon the tanner's house by the sea.' 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 Therefore I immediately sent for you, and you did the right thing in coming. So we are all present before God, to hear everything you have been commanded by the Lord." 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 Then Peter began to speak: "In truth, I understand that God doesn't show favoritism, 34 Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism
35 but in every nation the person who fears Him and does righteousness is acceptable to Him. 35 but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.
36 He sent the message to the sons of Israel, proclaiming the good news of peace 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 the events that took place throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John preached: 37 You know what has happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached--
38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and curing all who were under the tyranny of 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 ourselves are witnesses of everything He did in both the Judean country and in Jerusalem; yet 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 God raised up this man on the third day and permitted 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 all the people, but by us, witnesses appointed beforehand by God, who ate and drank with Him after He rose 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 solemnly testify that He is the One appointed by God to be the 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 through His name everyone who believes in Him will receive forgiveness of sins." 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 these words, the Holy Spirit came down on all those who heard the message. 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 astounded, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. 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 For they heard them speaking in [other] languages and declaring the greatness of God. Then Peter responded, 46 For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter said,
47 "Can anyone withhold water and prevent these from being baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?" 47 "Can anyone keep these people from being baptized with water? They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have."
48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay for a few 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.