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Acts 10:1-23

ESV 1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort, MSG 1 There was a man named Cornelius who lived in Caesarea, captain of the Italian Guard stationed there. ESV 2 a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God. ESV 3 About the ninth hour of the dayhe saw clearly in a vision an angel of God come in and say to him, "Cornelius." MSG 3 He was a thoroughly good man. He had led everyone in his house to live worshipfully before God, was always helping people in need, and had the habit of prayer. One day about three o'clock in the afternoon he had a vision. An angel of God, as real as his next-door neighbor, came in and said, "Cornelius." ESV 4 And he stared at him in terror and said, "What is it, Lord?" And he said to him, "Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God. MSG 4 Cornelius stared hard, wondering if he was seeing things. Then he said, "What do you want, sir?" ESV 5 And now send men to Joppa and bring one Simon who is called Peter. MSG 5 Here's what you are to do. Send men to Joppa to get Simon, the one everyone calls Peter. ESV 6 He is lodging with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea." MSG 6 He is staying with Simon the Tanner, whose house is down by the sea." ESV 7 When the angel who spoke to him had departed, he called two of his servants and a devout soldier from among those who attended him, MSG 7 As soon as the angel was gone, Cornelius called two servants and one particularly devout soldier from the guard. ESV 8 and having related everything to them, he sent them to Joppa. MSG 8 He went over with them in great detail everything that had just happened, and then sent them off to Joppa. ESV 9 The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray. MSG 9 The next day as the three travelers were approaching the town, Peter went out on the balcony to pray. It was about noon. ESV 10 And he became hungry and wanted something to eat, but while they were preparing it, he fell into a trance MSG 10 Peter got hungry and started thinking about lunch. While lunch was being prepared, he fell into a trance. ESV 11 and saw the heavens opened and something like a great sheet descending, being let down by its four corners upon the earth. MSG 11 He saw the skies open up. Something that looked like a huge blanket lowered by ropes at its four corners settled on the ground. ESV 12 In it were all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air. MSG 12 Every kind of animal and reptile and bird you could think of was on it. ESV 13 And there came a voice to him: "Rise, Peter; kill and eat." MSG 13 Then a voice came: "Go to it, Peter - kill and eat." ESV 14 But Peter said, "By no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean." MSG 14 Peter said, "Oh, no, Lord. I've never so much as tasted food that was not kosher." ESV 15 And the voice came to him again a second time, "What God has made clean, do not call common." MSG 15 The voice came a second time: "If God says it's okay, it's okay." ESV 16 This happened three times, and the thing was taken up at once to heaven. MSG 16 This happened three times, and then the blanket was pulled back up into the skies. ESV 17 Now while Peter was inwardly perplexed as to what the vision that he had seen might mean, behold, the men who were sent by Cornelius, having made inquiry for Simon's house, stood at the gate MSG 17 As Peter, puzzled, sat there trying to figure out what it all meant, the men sent by Cornelius showed up at Simon's front door. ESV 18 and called out to ask whether Simon who was called Peter was lodging there. MSG 18 They called in, asking if there was a Simon, also called Peter, staying there. ESV 19 And while Peter was pondering the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Behold, three men are looking for you. MSG 19 Peter, lost in thought, didn't hear them, so the Spirit whispered to him, "Three men are knocking at the door looking for you. ESV 20 Rise and go down and accompany them without hesitation, for I have sent them." MSG 20 Get down there and go with them. Don't ask any questions. I sent them to get you." ESV 21 And Peter went down to the men and said, "I am the one you are looking for. What is the reason for your coming?" MSG 21 Peter went down and said to the men, "I think I'm the man you're looking for. What's up?" ESV 22 And they said, "Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man, who is well spoken of by the whole Jewish nation, was directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and to hear what you have to say." MSG 22 They said, "Captain Cornelius, a God-fearing man well-known for his fair play - ask any Jew in this part of the country - was commanded by a holy angel to get you and bring you to his house so he could hear what you had to say." ESV 23 So he invited them in to be his guests. The next day he rose and went away with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa accompanied him. MSG 23 Peter invited them in and made them feel at home.

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