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1 Now [there was] a certain man in Caesarea {named} Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Cohort, 1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment.
2 devout and fearing God together with all his household, doing many charitable deeds for the people and praying to God {continually}. 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 the ninth hour of the day, he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God 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 stared at him and became terrified [and] said, "What is [it], Lord?" And he said to him, "Your prayers and your charitable deeds have gone up for a memorial offering 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 summon a certain Simon, who is also called Peter. 5 Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter.
6 This man is staying as a guest with a certain Simon, a tanner, 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 spoke to him departed, he summoned two of the household slaves and a devout soldier from those who attended 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 he] had explained everything to them, he sent them to Joppa. 8 He told them everything that had happened and sent them to Joppa.
9 And the next day, [as] they were on their way and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray [at] 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 hungry and wanted to eat. But [while] they were preparing [the food], a trance came over 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 heaven opened and an object something like a large sheet coming down, being let down to the earth 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 which were all the four-footed animals and reptiles of the earth and birds of the sky. 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, "Get up, Peter, slaughter and eat!" 13 Then a voice told him, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat."
14 But Peter said, "Certainly not, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common and unclean!" 14 "Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."
15 And the voice [came] again to him for the second time: "[The things] which God has made clean, you must not consider unclean!" 15 The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."
16 And this happened three times, and immediately the object was taken up into heaven. 16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.
17 Now while Peter was greatly perplexed within himself [as to] what the vision that he had seen might be, behold, the men who had been sent by Cornelius, having found the house of Simon by asking around, stood 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 And they called out [and] asked if Simon who was also called Peter was staying there as a guest. 18 They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there.
19 And [while] Peter was reflecting about the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Behold, 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 But get up, go down, and go with them--not hesitating at all, because 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 to the men [and] said, "Behold, I am [he] whom you are looking for! What [is] the reason for which you 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, a centurion, a righteous and God-fearing man--and well spoken of by the whole nation of the Jews--was directed by a holy angel to summon you to his house and to hear words from you." 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 invited them in [and] entertained them as guests, and on the next day he got up [and] went away with them. And some of the brothers 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 next day he entered into Caesarea. 24 The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends.
25 So it happened that when Peter entered, Cornelius met him, fell 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 helped him up, saying, "Get up! I myself am also a man!" 26 But Peter made him get up. "Stand up," he said, "I am only a man myself."
27 And [as he] conversed with him, he went in and found many [people] gathered. 27 Talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people.
28 And he said to them, "You know that it is forbidden for a Jewish man to associate with or to approach a foreigner. And to me God has shown [that] I should call no 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--and without raising any objection--I came [when I] was sent for. So I ask for what reason 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 And Cornelius said, "{Four days ago at this hour}, [the] ninth, I was praying in my house. And behold, a man in shining clothing stood before 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, your prayer has been heard, and your charitable deeds have been remembered before God. 31 and said, 'Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor.
32 Therefore send to Joppa and summon Simon who is also called Peter. This man is staying as a guest in the house of Simon, a tanner, 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 Therefore I sent for you at once, and you {were kind enough to come}. So now we all are present before God to hear all the things that have been commanded to you by the Lord." 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 So Peter opened [his] mouth [and] said, "In truth I understand that God is not one who shows partiality, 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 one who fears him and who does what is right is acceptable to him. 35 but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.
36 [As for] the message that he sent to the sons of Israel, proclaiming the good news of peace through Jesus Christ--this one 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 the thing that happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee, after the baptism that John proclaimed: 37 You know what has happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached--
38 Jesus of Nazareth--how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, because 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] that he did both in the land of the Judeans and in Jerusalem, whom they also executed [by] 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 God raised this one up on the third day and granted [that] he should become visible, 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 us who had been chosen beforehand by God [as] witnesses, 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 solemnly that this one is the one appointed by God [as] judge of the living and of 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 this one all the prophets testify, [that] through his name everyone who believes in him receives 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 still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all those 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 those believers from the circumcision who had accompanied Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on 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 for they heard them speaking in tongues and glorifying God. Then Peter said, 46 For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter said,
47 "Surely no one can withhold the water for these [people] to be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit as we also 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 ordered [that] they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay 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.