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Acts 10

WNT 1 Now a Captain of the Italian Regiment, named Cornelius, was quartered at Caesarea. NIV 1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. WNT 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. NIV 2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. WNT 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!" NIV 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!" WNT 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. NIV 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. WNT 5 And now send to Jaffa and fetch Simon, surnamed Peter. NIV 5 Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter. WNT 6 He is staying as a guest with Simon, a tanner, who has a house close to the sea." NIV 6 He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea." WNT 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, NIV 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. WNT 8 and, after telling them everything, he sent them to Jaffa. NIV 8 He told them everything that had happened and sent them to Joppa. WNT 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. NIV 9 About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. WNT 10 He had become unusually hungry and wished for food; but, while they were preparing it, he fell into a trance. NIV 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. WNT 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. NIV 11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. WNT 12 In it were all kinds of quadrupeds, reptiles and birds, NIV 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air. WNT 13 and a voice came to him which said, "Rise, Peter, kill and eat." NIV 13 Then a voice told him, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat." WNT 14 "On no account, Lord," he replied; "for I have never yet eaten anything unholy and impure." NIV 14 "Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean." WNT 15 Again a second time a voice was heard which said, "What God has purified, you must not regard as unholy." NIV 15 The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean." WNT 16 This was said three times, and immediately the sail was drawn up out of sight. NIV 16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven. WNT 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, NIV 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. WNT 18 had come to the door and had called the servant, and were asking, "Is Simon, surnamed Peter, staying here?" NIV 18 They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there. WNT 19 And Peter was still earnestly thinking over the vision, when the Spirit said to him, "Three men are now inquiring for you. NIV 19 While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Simon, three men are looking for you. WNT 20 Rise, go down, and go with them without any misgivings; for it is I who have sent them to you." NIV 20 So get up and go downstairs. Do not hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them." WNT 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?" NIV 21 Peter went down and said to the men, "I'm the one you're looking for. Why have you come?" WNT 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." NIV 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." WNT 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, NIV 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. WNT 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. NIV 24 The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. WNT 25 When Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him, and threw himself at his feet to do him homage. NIV 25 As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence. WNT 26 But Peter lifted him up. "Stand up," he said; "I myself also am but a man." NIV 26 But Peter made him get up. "Stand up," he said, "I am only a man myself." WNT 27 So Peter went in and conversed with him, and found a large company assembled. NIV 27 Talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people. WNT 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. NIV 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. WNT 29 So for this reason, when sent for, I came without raising any objection. I therefore ask why you sent for me." NIV 29 So when I was sent for, I came without raising any objection. May I ask why you sent for me?" WNT 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, NIV 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 WNT 31 who said, "`Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your charities have been put on record before God. NIV 31 and said, 'Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor. WNT 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.' NIV 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.' WNT 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." NIV 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." WNT 34 Then Peter began to speak. "I clearly see," he said, "that God makes no distinctions between one man and another; NIV 34 Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism WNT 35 but that in every nation those who fear Him and live good lives are acceptable to Him. NIV 35 but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right. WNT 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; NIV 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. WNT 37 the story, I mean, which has spread through the length and breadth of Judaea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism which John proclaimed. NIV 37 You know what has happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached-- WNT 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. NIV 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. WNT 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. NIV 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, WNT 40 That same Jesus God raised to life on the third day, and permitted Him to appear unmistakably, NIV 40 but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen. WNT 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. NIV 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. WNT 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. NIV 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. WNT 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." NIV 43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name." WNT 44 While Peter was speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all who were listening to the Message. NIV 44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message. WNT 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. NIV 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. WNT 46 For they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling the majesty of God. Then Peter said, NIV 46 For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter said, WNT 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?" NIV 47 "Can anyone keep these people from being baptized with water? They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have." WNT 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. NIV 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.