Acts 10:34-43

Gentiles Hear the Good News

34 So Peter opened his mouth and said: "Truly I understand that 1God 2shows no partiality,
35 but 3in every nation anyone who fears him and 4does what is right is acceptable to him.
36 As for 5the word that he sent to Israel, 6preaching good news of 7peace through Jesus Christ (8he is Lord of all),
37 you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, 9beginning 10from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed:
38 how 11God anointed Jesus of Nazareth 12with the Holy Spirit and with 13power. He went about doing good and healing all 14who were oppressed by the devil, 15for God was with him.
39 And 16we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. 17They put him to death by hanging him on a tree,
40 but 18God raised him on 19the third day and made him to 20appear,
41 21not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as 22witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
42 And 23he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify 24that he is the one appointed by God to be judge 25of the living and the dead.
43 26To him 27all the prophets bear witness that 28everyone who believes in him receives 29forgiveness of sins 30through his name."

Acts 10:34-43 In-Context

32 Send therefore to Joppa and ask for Simon who is called Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea.'
33 So I sent for you at once, and you have been kind enough to come. Now therefore we are all here in the presence of God to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord."
34 So Peter opened his mouth and said: "Truly I understand that God shows no partiality,
35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.
36 As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all),
37 you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed:
38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
39 And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree,
40 but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear,
41 not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, 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 he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead.
43 To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."
44 While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word.
45 And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles.

Cross References 30

  • 1. [ver. 28; Acts 15:19; Deuteronomy 1:17; Romans 3:29]; See Deuteronomy 10:17
  • 2. Proverbs 24:23; James 2:1, 9; [Jude 16]
  • 3. [See ver. 34 above]
  • 4. Isaiah 64:5
  • 5. Acts 13:26; Psalms 107:20; Psalms 147:18, 19
  • 6. Isaiah 52:7; Nahum 1:15; Ephesians 2:17
  • 7. See Luke 2:14
  • 8. Romans 10:12; [Revelation 17:14; Revelation 19:16]; See Acts 2:36; Matthew 28:18
  • 9. Luke 24:47
  • 10. Matthew 4:12; Mark 1:14
  • 11. [Matthew 3:16; John 1:32, 33]; See Acts 4:26
  • 12. [Acts 1:2; Acts 2:22; Matthew 12:28; Luke 4:18; Romans 1:4]
  • 13. [Luke 6:19]
  • 14. See Matthew 4:24; Luke 13:16
  • 15. See John 8:29; John 10:38
  • 16. ver. 41; See Acts 2:32; Luke 24:48
  • 17. Acts 5:30
  • 18. See Acts 2:24
  • 19. See Luke 9:22
  • 20. Acts 1:3
  • 21. [John 14:21, 22]
  • 22. ver. 39
  • 23. See Acts 1:2
  • 24. Acts 17:31; Acts 24:25; John 5:22, 27; 2 Corinthians 5:10; See Matthew 16:27
  • 25. 2 Timothy 4:1; 1 Peter 4:5; [Romans 14:9, 10; 1 Thessalonians 4:15, 17]
  • 26. Acts 26:22; Romans 3:21; [Jeremiah 31:34]
  • 27. Acts 3:18, 24; Luke 24:27
  • 28. Acts 11:17; Acts 13:38; Acts 15:9; Romans 9:33; Romans 10:11; Galatians 3:22
  • 29. Acts 5:31
  • 30. Acts 2:38; Acts 4:12; John 20:31; 1 John 2:12
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