Parallel Bible results for Acts 10:1-35

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Acts 10:1-35

NLT 1 In Caesarea there lived a Roman army officer named Cornelius, who was a captain of the Italian Regiment. NIV 1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. NLT 2 He was a devout man who feared the God of Israel, as did his entire household. He gave generously to charity and was a man who regularly prayed 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. NLT 3 One afternoon about three o'clock, he had a vision in which he saw an angel of God coming toward him. "Cornelius!" the angel said. 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!" NLT 4 Cornelius stared at him in terror. "What is it, sir?" he asked the angel.And the angel replied, "Your prayers and gifts to the poor have not gone unnoticed by 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. NLT 5 Now send some men down to Joppa to find a man named Simon Peter. NIV 5 Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter. NLT 6 He is staying with Simon, a leatherworker who lives near the shore. Ask him to come and visit you." NIV 6 He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea." NLT 7 As soon as the angel was gone, Cornelius called two of his household servants and a devout soldier, one of his personal attendants. 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. NLT 8 He told them what had happened and sent them off to Joppa. NIV 8 He told them everything that had happened and sent them to Joppa. NLT 9 The next day as Cornelius's messengers were nearing the city, Peter went up to the flat roof to pray. It was about noon, 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. NLT 10 and he was hungry. But while lunch was being prepared, 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. NLT 11 He saw the sky open, and something like a large sheet was let down by its four corners. NIV 11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. NLT 12 In the sheet were all sorts of animals, 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. NLT 13 Then a voice said to him, "Get up, Peter; kill and eat them." NIV 13 Then a voice told him, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat." NLT 14 "Never, Lord," Peter declared. "I have never in all my life eaten anything forbidden by our Jewish laws." NIV 14 "Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean." NLT 15 The voice spoke again, "If God says something is acceptable, don't say it isn't." NIV 15 The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean." NLT 16 The same vision was repeated three times. Then the sheet was pulled up again to heaven. NIV 16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven. NLT 17 Peter was very perplexed. What could the vision mean? Just then the men sent by Cornelius found the house and stood outside at the gate. 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. NLT 18 They asked if this was the place where Simon Peter was staying. NIV 18 They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there. NLT 19 Meanwhile, as Peter was puzzling over the vision, the Holy Spirit said to him, "Three men have come looking for you. NIV 19 While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Simon, three men are looking for you. NLT 20 Go down and go with them without hesitation. All is well, for I have sent them." NIV 20 So get up and go downstairs. Do not hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them." NLT 21 So Peter went down and said, "I'm the man you are looking for. Why have you come?" NIV 21 Peter went down and said to the men, "I'm the one you're looking for. Why have you come?" NLT 22 They said, "We were sent by Cornelius, a Roman officer. He is a devout man who fears the God of Israel and is well respected by all the Jews. A holy angel instructed him to send for you so you can go to his house and give him a message." 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." NLT 23 So Peter invited the men to be his guests for the night. The next day he went with them, accompanied by some other believers from Joppa. 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. NLT 24 They arrived in Caesarea the following day. Cornelius was waiting for him and had called together his relatives and close friends to meet Peter. NIV 24 The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. NLT 25 As Peter entered his home, Cornelius fell to the floor before him in worship. NIV 25 As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence. NLT 26 But Peter pulled him up and said, "Stand up! I'm a human being like you!" NIV 26 But Peter made him get up. "Stand up," he said, "I am only a man myself." NLT 27 So Cornelius got up, and they talked together and went inside where the others were assembled. NIV 27 Talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people. NLT 28 Peter told them, "You know it is against the Jewish laws for me to come into a Gentile home like this. But God has shown me that I should never think of anyone as impure. 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. NLT 29 So I came as soon as I was sent for. Now tell me 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?" NLT 30 Cornelius replied, "Four days ago I was praying in my house at three o'clock in the afternoon. Suddenly, a man in dazzling clothes was standing 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 NLT 31 He told me, 'Cornelius, your prayers have been heard, and your gifts to the poor have been noticed by God! NIV 31 and said, 'Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor. NLT 32 Now send some men to Joppa and summon Simon Peter. He is staying in the home of Simon, a leatherworker who lives near the shore.' 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.' NLT 33 So I sent for you at once, and it was good of you to come. Now here we are, waiting before God to hear the message the Lord has given you." 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." NLT 34 Then Peter replied, "I see very clearly that God doesn't show partiality. NIV 34 Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism NLT 35 In every nation he accepts those who fear him and do what is right. NIV 35 but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.