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1 There was a certain man in Cesarea, called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian [band], 1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment.
2 [A] devout [man], and one that feared God with all his house, who gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always. 2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.
3 He saw in a vision evidently, about the ninth hour of the day, an angel of God coming in to him, and saying 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 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said to him, Thy prayers and thy alms are come up for a memorial 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 And now send men to Joppa, and call for [one] Simon, whose surname is Peter: 5 Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter.
6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea-side: he will tell thee what thou oughtest to do. 6 He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea."
7 And when the angel who spoke to Cornelius had departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually; 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 And when he had declared all [these] things to them, he sent them to Joppa. 8 He told them everything that had happened and sent them to Joppa.
9 On the morrow, as they were going on their journey, and drew nigh to the city, Peter went up upon the house-top to pray, about the sixth hour: 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 became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, 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 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending to him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down 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 which were all manner of four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping animals, and fowls of the air. 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air.
13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. 13 Then a voice told him, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat."
14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. 14 "Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."
15 And the voice [spoke] to him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, [that] call not thou common. 15 The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."
16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received again into heaven. 16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.
17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men who were sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon's house, and were standing before 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 And called, and asked whether Simon, who was surnamed Peter, lodged there. 18 They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there.
19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said to him, Behold, three men seek thee. 19 While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Simon, three men are looking for you.
20 Arise therefore, and go down, and go with them, doubting nothing: 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 Then Peter went down to the men who were sent to him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what [is] the cause for which ye have come? 21 Peter went down and said to the men, "I'm the one you're looking for. Why have you come?"
22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by a holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words from thee. 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 Then he called them in, and lodged [them]. And on the morrow Peter went with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied 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 And on the morrow they entered into Cesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen and near friends. 24 The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends.
25 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down 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 took him up, saying, Stand up: I myself also am a man. 26 But Peter made him get up. "Stand up," he said, "I am only a man myself."
27 And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that had come together. 27 Talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people.
28 And he said to them, Ye know that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come to one of another nation; but God hath shown me that I should not call any man 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 Therefore I came [to you] without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have 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 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, 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, thy prayer is heard, and thy alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God. 31 and said, 'Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor.
32 Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he lodgeth in the house of [one] Simon a tanner, by the sea-side: who, when he cometh, will speak to thee. 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 Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou hast come. Now therefore we are all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee from God. 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 opened [his] mouth, and said, In truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 34 Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism
35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. 35 but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.
36 The word which [God] sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace by 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 That word, [I say], ye know, which was published throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; 37 You know what has happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached--
38 That God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that 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 are witnesses of all things which he did, both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged 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 Him God raised the third day, and showed him openly; 40 but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen.
41 Not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, [even] to us, 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 commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is he who was ordained 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 To him give all the prophets testimony, that through his name whoever believeth in him shall receive remission 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 yet speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all them who heard the word. 44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message.
45 And they of the circumcision who believed, were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Spirit. 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 speak in languages and magnify God. Then answered Peter, 46 For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter said,
47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we? 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 the Lord. Then they requested him to tarry certain 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.