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1 In Caesarea there lived a Roman army officer named Cornelius, who was a captain of 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 who feared the God of Israel, as did his entire household. He gave generously to charity and was a man who regularly 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 One afternoon about three o'clock, he had a vision in which he saw an angel of God coming toward him. "Cornelius!" the angel said. 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 Cornelius stared at him in terror. "What is it, sir?" he asked the angel.And the angel replied, "Your prayers and gifts to the poor have not gone unnoticed by 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 some men down to Joppa to find a man named Simon Peter. 5 Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter.
6 He is staying with Simon, a leatherworker who lives near the shore. Ask him to come and visit you." 6 He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea."
7 As soon as the angel was gone, Cornelius called two of his household servants and a devout soldier, 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 Cornelius's messengers were nearing the city, Peter went up to the flat roof to pray. It was 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 and he was hungry. But while lunch was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance.
11 He saw the sky open, and something like a large sheet was let down 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 the sheet were all sorts of animals, reptiles, and birds. 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 them." 13 Then a voice told him, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat."
14 "Never, Lord," Peter declared. "I have never in all my life eaten anything forbidden by our Jewish laws. " 14 "Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."
15 The voice spoke again, "If God says something is acceptable, don't say it isn't." 15 The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."
16 The same vision was repeated three times. Then the sheet was pulled up again to heaven. 16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.
17 Peter was very perplexed. What could the vision mean? Just then the men sent by Cornelius found the house and stood outside 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 asked if this was the place where Simon Peter was staying. 18 They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there.
19 Meanwhile, as Peter was puzzling over the vision, the Holy Spirit said to him, "Three men have come 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 down and go with them without hesitation. All is well, 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, "I'm 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 They said, "We were sent by Cornelius, a Roman officer. He is a devout man who fears the God of Israel and is well respected by all the Jews. A holy angel instructed him to send for you so you can go to his house and give him a message." 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 So Peter invited the men to be his guests for the night. The next day he went with them, accompanied by some other 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. Cornelius was waiting for him and had called together his relatives and close friends to meet Peter. 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 his home, Cornelius fell to the floor before him in worship. 25 As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence.
26 But Peter pulled him up and said, "Stand up! I'm a human being like you!" 26 But Peter made him get up. "Stand up," he said, "I am only a man myself."
27 So Cornelius got up, and they talked together and went inside where the others were assembled. 27 Talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people.
28 Peter told them, "You know it is against the Jewish laws for me to come into a Gentile home like this. But God has shown me that I should never think of anyone as impure. 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 So I came as soon as I was sent for. Now tell me 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 replied, "Four days ago I was praying in my house at three o'clock in the afternoon. Suddenly, a man in dazzling clothes was standing 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 He told me, 'Cornelius, your prayers have been heard, and your gifts to the poor have been noticed by God! 31 and said, 'Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor.
32 Now send some men to Joppa and summon Simon Peter. He is staying in the home of Simon, a leatherworker who lives near the shore.' 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 So I sent for you at once, and it was good of you to come. Now here we are, waiting before God to hear the message the Lord has given you." 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 replied, "I see very clearly that God doesn't show partiality. 34 Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism
35 In every nation he accepts those who fear him and do what is right. 35 but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.
36 I'm sure you have heard about the Good News for the people of Israel -- that there is peace with God 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 what happened all through Judea, beginning in Galilee after John the Baptist began preaching. 37 You know what has happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached--
38 And no doubt you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by 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 "And we apostles are witnesses of all he did throughout Israel and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by crucifying him, 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 to life three days later. Then God allowed him to appear, 40 but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen.
41 not to the general public, but to us whom God had chosen beforehand to be his witnesses. We were those 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 And he ordered us to preach everywhere and to testify that Jesus is ordained of God to be the judge of all -- 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 He is the one all the prophets testified about, saying that everyone who believes in him will have their sins forgiven through his name." 43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."
44 Even as Peter was saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who had heard the message. 44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message.
45 The Jewish believers who came with Peter were amazed that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out upon the Gentiles, too. 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 And there could be no doubt about it, for they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God.Then Peter asked, 46 For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter said,
47 "Can anyone object to their being baptized, now that they have received the Holy Spirit just as we did?" 47 "Can anyone keep these people from being baptized with water? They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have."
48 So he gave orders for them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Afterward Cornelius asked him to stay with them 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.