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1 And there was a certain man in Caesarea, named Cornelius, a centurion of that which is 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 religious man, and fearing God with all his house, giving much alms to the people and always praying 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 This man saw in a vision manifestly, about the ninth hour of the day, an angel of God coming in unto 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, beholding him. being seized with fear, said: What is it, Lord? And he said to him: Thy prayers and thy alms are ascended for a memorial in the sight of 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 Joppe: and call hither one Simon, who is surnamed 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 must do. 6 He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea."
7 And when the angel who spoke to him was departed, he called two of his household servants and a soldier who feared the Lord, of them that were under 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 To whom when he had related all, he sent them to Joppe. 8 He told them everything that had happened and sent them to Joppa.
9 And on the next day, whilst they were going on their journey and drawing nigh to the city, Peter went up to the higher parts of the house 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 being hungry, he was desirous to taste somewhat. And as they were preparing, there came upon him an ecstasy of mind. 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 heaven opened and a certain vessel descending, as it were a great linen sheet let down by the four corners from heaven to the earth: 11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners.
12 Wherein were all manner of four-footed beasts and creeping things of the earth 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: Arise, Peter. Kill and eat. 13 Then a voice told him, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat."
14 But Peter said: Far be it from me. For I never did eat any thing that is common and 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: That which God hath cleansed, do not thou call 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 thrice. And presently the vessel was taken up into heaven. 16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.
17 Now, whilst Peter was doubting within himself what the vision that he had seen should mean, behold the men who were sent from Cornelius, inquiring for Simon’s house, 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 when they had called, they asked if Simon, who is surnamed Peter, were lodged there. 18 They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there.
19 And as Peter was thinking of 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: get thee 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, going down to the men, said: Behold, I am he whom you seek. What is the cause for which you are come? 21 Peter went down and said to the men, "I'm the one you're looking for. Why have you come?"
22 Who said: Cornelius, a centurion, a just man and one that feareth God, and having good testimony from all the nation of the Jews, received an answer of an holy angel, to send for thee into his house And to hear words of 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 bringing them in, he lodged them. And the day following, he arose and went with them: and some of the brethren from Joppe 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 the morrow after, he entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, having called together his kinsmen and special friends. 24 The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends.
25 And it came to pass that when Peter was come in, Cornelius came to meet him and falling at his feet adored. 25 As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence.
26 But Peter lifted him up, saying: Arise: 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 talking with him, he went in and found many that were come together. 27 Talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people.
28 And he said to them: you know how abominable it is for a man that is a Jew to keep company or to come unto one of another nation: but God hath shewed to me, to 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 For which cause, making no doubt, I came when I was sent for. I ask, therefore, for what cause you 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, unto this hour, I was praying in my house, at the ninth hour and behold a man stood before me in white apparel and said: 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 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 Joppe: and call hither Simon, who is surnamed Peter. He lodgeth in the house of Simon a tanner, by the sea side. 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 done well in coming. Now, therefore, all we are present in thy sight to hear all things whatsoever are commanded thee 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 And Peter opening his mouth, said: in very deed I perceive that God is not a 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 justice is acceptable to him. 35 but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.
36 God sent the word 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 You know the word which hath been published through all Judea: for it 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 Jesus of Nazareth: how God anointed him with the Holy Ghost 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 that he did in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem: whom they killed, hanging him upon 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 up the third day and gave him to be made manifest, 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 preordained by God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him, after he arose again 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 appointed by God to be 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 him all the prophets give testimony, that by his name all receive remission of sins, who believe in him. 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 Ghost fell on all them that heard the word. 44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message.
45 And the faithful of the circumcision, who came with Peter, were astonished for that the grace of the Holy Ghost was poured out upon the Gentiles also. 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 with tongues and magnifying God. 46 For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter said,
47 Then Peter answered: Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Ghost, 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 Jesus Christ. Then they desired him to tarry with them 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.