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1 There was a man in Caesarea named Cornelius, who was a captain in the Roman army regiment 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 religious man; he and his whole family worshiped God. He also did much to help the Jewish poor people and was constantly praying 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 It was about three o'clock one afternoon when he had a vision, in which he clearly saw an angel of God come in and say 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 He stared at the angel in fear and said, "What is it, sir?" The angel answered, "God is pleased with your prayers and works of charity, and is ready to answer you. 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 And now send some men to Joppa for a certain man whose full name is Simon Peter. 5 Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter.
6 He is a guest in the home of a tanner of leather named Simon, who lives by the sea." 6 He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea."
7 Then the angel went away, and Cornelius called two of his house servants and a soldier, a religious man who was one of his personal attendants. 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 told them what had happened and sent them off to Joppa. 8 He told them everything that had happened and sent them to Joppa.
9 The next day, as they were on their way and coming near Joppa, Peter went up on the roof of the house about noon in order 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 something to eat; while the food was being prepared, he had a vision. 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 something coming down that looked like a large sheet being lowered by its four corners to the earth. 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 kinds of 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 said to him, "Get up, Peter; kill and eat!" 13 Then a voice told him, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat."
14 But Peter said, "Certainly not, Lord! I have never eaten anything ritually unclean or defiled." 14 "Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."
15 The voice spoke to him again, "Do not consider anything unclean that God has declared clean." 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 thing was taken back up into heaven. 16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.
17 While Peter was wondering about the meaning of this vision, the men sent by Cornelius had learned where Simon's house was, and they were now standing in front of 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 and asked, "Is there a guest here by the name of Simon Peter?" 18 They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there.
19 Peter was still trying to understand what the vision meant, when the Spirit said, "Listen! 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 So get ready and go down, and do not hesitate to go with them, for 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 down and said to the men, "I am the man 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 "Captain Cornelius sent us," they answered. "He is a good man who worships God and is highly respected by all the Jewish people. An angel of God told him to invite you to his house, so that he could 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 the men in and had them spend the night there. The next day he got ready and went with them; and some of the believers from Joppa went along 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 arrived in Caesarea, where Cornelius was waiting for him, together with relatives and close friends that he had invited. 24 The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends.
25 As Peter was about to go in, Cornelius met him, fell at his feet, and bowed down before him. 25 As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence.
26 But Peter made him rise. "Stand up," he said, "I myself am only a man." 26 But Peter made him get up. "Stand up," he said, "I am only a man myself."
27 Peter kept on talking to Cornelius as he went into the house, where he found many people gathered. 27 Talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people.
28 He said to them, "You yourselves know very well that a Jew is not allowed by his religion to visit or associate with Gentiles. But God has shown me that I must not consider any person ritually unclean or defiled. 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 And so when you sent for me, I came without any objection. I ask you, then, 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 said, "It was about this time three days ago that I was praying in my house at three o'clock in the afternoon. Suddenly a man dressed in shining clothes stood in front of 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! God has heard your prayer and has taken notice of your works of charity. 31 and said, 'Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor.
32 Send someone to Joppa for a man whose full name is Simon Peter. He is a guest in the home of Simon the tanner of leather, who lives 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 And so I sent for you at once, and you have been good enough to come. Now we are all here in the presence of God, waiting to hear anything that the Lord has instructed 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 began to speak: "I now realize that it is true that God treats everyone on the same basis. 34 Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism
35 Those who fear him and do what is right are acceptable to him, no matter what race they belong to. 35 but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.
36 You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, proclaiming the Good News of peace through Jesus Christ, who 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 of the great event that took place throughout the land of Israel, beginning in Galilee after John preached his message of baptism. 37 You know what has happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached--
38 You know about Jesus of Nazareth and how God poured out on him the Holy Spirit and power. He went everywhere, doing good and healing all who were under the power of the Devil, for 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 that he did in the land of Israel and in Jerusalem. Then they put him to death by nailing him to a cross. 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 from death three days later and caused him to appear, 40 but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen.
41 not to everyone, but only to the witnesses that God had already chosen, that is, to us who ate and drank with him after he rose from death. 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 And he commanded us to preach the gospel to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God has appointed 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 spoke about him, saying that all who believe in him will have their sins forgiven through the power of 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 came down on all those who were listening to his message. 44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message.
45 The Jewish believers who had come from Joppa with Peter were amazed that God had poured out his gift of the Holy Spirit 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 strange tongues and praising God's greatness. Peter spoke up: 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 also did. Can anyone, then, stop them from being baptized with water?" 47 "Can anyone keep these people from being baptized with water? They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have."
48 So he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay with them 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.