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1 Now a Captain of the Italian Regiment, named Cornelius, was quartered at Caesarea. 1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment.
2 He was religious and God-fearing--and so was every member of his household. He was also liberal in his charities to the people, and continually offered prayer 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 About three o'clock one afternoon he had a vision, and distinctly saw an angel of God enter his house, who called him by name, saying, "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 steadily at him, and being much alarmed, he said, "What do you want, Sir?" "Your prayers and charities," he replied, "have gone up and have been recorded 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 to Jaffa and fetch Simon, surnamed Peter. 5 Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter.
6 He is staying as a guest with Simon, a tanner, who has a house close to the sea." 6 He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea."
7 So when the angel who had been speaking to him was gone, Cornelius called two of his servants and a God-fearing soldier who was in constant attendance on 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 and, after telling them everything, he sent them to Jaffa. 8 He told them everything that had happened and sent them to Joppa.
9 The next day, while they were still on their journey and were getting near the town, about noon Peter went up on the house-top 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 had become unusually hungry and wished for food; but, while they were preparing it, 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 The sky had opened to his view, and what seemed to be an enormous sail was descending, being let down to the earth by ropes at the 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 kinds of quadrupeds, 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 and a voice came to him which said, "Rise, Peter, kill and eat." 13 Then a voice told him, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat."
14 "On no account, Lord," he replied; "for I have never yet eaten anything unholy and impure." 14 "Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."
15 Again a second time a voice was heard which said, "What God has purified, you must not regard as unholy." 15 The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."
16 This was said three times, and immediately the sail was drawn up out of sight. 16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.
17 While Peter was greatly perplexed as to the meaning of the vision which he had seen, just then the men sent by Cornelius, having by inquiry found out Simon's house, 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 had come to the door and had called the servant, and were asking, "Is Simon, surnamed Peter, staying here?" 18 They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there.
19 And Peter was still earnestly thinking over the vision, when the Spirit said to him, "Three men are now inquiring for you. 19 While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Simon, three men are looking for you.
20 Rise, go down, and go with them without any misgivings; for it is I who have sent them to you." 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 Simon you are inquiring for. What is the reason of your coming?" 21 Peter went down and said to the men, "I'm the one you're looking for. Why have you come?"
22 Their reply was, "Cornelius, a Captain, an upright and God-fearing man, of whom the whole Jewish nation speaks well, has been divinely instructed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and listen to 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 Upon hearing this, Peter invited them in, and gave them a lodging. The next day he set out with them, some of the brethren from Jaffa going 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 and the day after that they reached Caesarea. There Cornelius was awaiting their arrival, and had invited all his relatives and intimate friends to be present. 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 the house, Cornelius met him, and threw himself at his feet to do him homage. 25 As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence.
26 But Peter lifted him up. "Stand up," he said; "I myself also am but a man." 26 But Peter made him get up. "Stand up," he said, "I am only a man myself."
27 So Peter went in and conversed with him, and found a large company assembled. 27 Talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people.
28 He said to them, "You know better than most that a Jew is strictly forbidden to associate with a Gentile or visit him; but God has taught me to call no one unholy 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 So for this reason, when sent for, I came without raising any objection. I therefore ask 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 "Just at this hour, three days ago," replied Cornelius, "I was offering afternoon prayer in my house, when suddenly a man in shining raiment 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 who said, "`Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your charities have been put on record before God. 31 and said, 'Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor.
32 Send therefore to Jaffa, and invite Simon, surnamed Peter, to come here. He is staying as a guest in the house of Simon, a tanner, close to 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 "Immediately, therefore, I sent to you, and I thank you heartily for having come. That is why all of us are now assembled here in God's presence, to listen to what the Lord has commanded 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 Then Peter began to speak. "I clearly see," he said, "that God makes no distinctions between one man and another; 34 Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism
35 but that in every nation those who fear Him and live good lives are acceptable to Him. 35 but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.
36 The Message which He sent to the descendants of Israel, when He announced the Good News of peace through Jesus Christ--He is Lord of all--that Message you cannot but know; 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 the story, I mean, which has spread through the length and breadth of Judaea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism which John proclaimed. 37 You know what has happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached--
38 It tells how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, so that He went about everywhere doing acts of kindness, and curing all who were being continually oppressed by the Devil--for God was with Jesus. 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 as to all that He did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. But they even put Him to death, by crucifixion. 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 That same Jesus God raised to life on the third day, and permitted Him to appear unmistakably, 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--men previously chosen by God--namely, 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 has commanded us to preach to the people and solemnly declare that this is He who has been 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 To Him all the Prophets bear witness, and testify that through His name all who believe in Him receive the forgiveness of their 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 speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all who were listening to the Message. 44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message.
45 And all the Jewish believers who had come with Peter were astonished that on the Gentiles also the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out. 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 tongues and extolling the majesty of God. Then Peter said, 46 For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter said,
47 "Can any one forbid the use of water, and object to these persons being baptized--men who 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 And he directed that they should be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they begged him to remain with them for a time. 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.