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1 Now there was a certain man in Caesarea, named Cornelius, the captain of the Italian band of the army; 1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment.
2 A serious-minded man, fearing God with all his family; he gave much money to the poor, and made prayer to God at all times. 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, clearly, at about the ninth hour of the day, an angel of the Lord coming 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 he, looking on him in fear, said, What is it, Lord? And he said to him, Your prayers and your offerings have come up to God, and he has kept them in mind. 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 get one Simon, named Peter, 5 Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter.
6 Who is living with Simon, a leather-worker, whose house is by the sea. 6 He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea."
7 And when the angel who said these words to him had gone away, he sent for two of his house-servants, and a God-fearing man of the army, one of those who were waiting on him at all times; 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 having given them an account of everything, he sent them to Joppa. 8 He told them everything that had happened and sent them to Joppa.
9 Now the day after, when they were on their journey and were near the town, Peter went up to the top of the house for prayer, 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 was in need of food: but while they were getting it ready, a deep sleep came on him; 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance.
11 And he saw the heavens opening, and a vessel coming down, like a great cloth let down on 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 sorts of beasts 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, saying, Come, Peter; take them for food. 13 Then a voice told him, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat."
14 But Peter said, No, Lord; for I have never taken food which is common or unclean. 14 "Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."
15 And the voice came to him a second time, What God has made clean, do not you make common. 15 The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."
16 And this was done three times: and then the vessel was taken back into heaven. 16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.
17 Now while Peter was in doubt as to the purpose of this vision, the men who were sent by Cornelius, having made search for Simon's house, came to the door, 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 To see if Simon, named Peter, was living there. 18 They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there.
19 And, while Peter was turning the vision over in his mind, the Spirit said to him, See, three men are 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, then, 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 And Peter went down to the men, and said, 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 And they said, Cornelius, a captain, an upright and God-fearing man, respected by all the nation of the Jews, had word from God by an angel to send for you to his house, and to give hearing to your words. 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 he took them in for the night. And the day after, he went with them, taking some of the brothers from Joppa 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 came to Caesarea. And Cornelius was waiting for them, having got together his relations and his 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 when Peter came in, Cornelius came to him and, falling down at his feet, gave him worship. 25 As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence.
26 But Peter, lifting him up, said, Get up, for I am a man as you are. 26 But Peter made him get up. "Stand up," he said, "I am only a man myself."
27 And saying these words, he went in, and saw that a great number of people had come together; 27 Talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people.
28 And he said to them, You yourselves have knowledge that it is against the law for a man who is a Jew to be in the company of one who is of another nation; but God has made it clear to me that no man may be named 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 And so I came without question, when I was sent for. What then is your purpose in sending 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 from now I was in my house in prayer at the ninth hour; and I saw before me a man in shining 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 Who said, Cornelius, your prayer has come to the ears of God, and your offerings are kept in his memory. 31 and said, 'Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor.
32 Send, then, to Joppa, and get Simon, named Peter, to come to you; he is living in the house of Simon, a leather-worker, 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 So, straight away, I sent for you; and you have done well to come. And now, we are all present before God, ready to give attention to all the things which the Lord has given 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 said, Truly, I see clearly 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, the man who has fear of him and does righteousness is pleasing to him. 35 but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.
36 The word which he sent to the children of Israel, giving 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 That word you yourselves have knowledge of, which was made public through all Judaea, starting from Galilee, after the baptism of which John was the preacher, 37 You know what has happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached--
38 About Jesus of Nazareth, how God gave the Holy Spirit to him, with power: and how he went about doing good and making well all who were troubled by evil spirits, 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 the things which he did in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem; whom they put to death, 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 On the third day God gave him back to life, and let him 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 witnesses marked out before by God, even by us, who took food and drink with him after he came back 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 gave us orders to give news of this to the people, and to give public witness that this is he whom God has made 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 give witness, that through his name everyone who has faith in him will have 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 saying these words, the Holy Spirit came on all those who were hearing the word. 44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message.
45 And the Jews of the faith, who had come with Peter, were full of wonder, because the Holy Spirit was given to the Gentiles, 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 they were talking in tongues, and giving glory to God. Then Peter said, 46 For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter said,
47 Will any man say that these may not have baptism who have been given the Holy Spirit 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 gave orders for them to have baptism in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they kept him with them for some 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.