in which were all the four-footed beasts of the earth, and the wild beasts, and the creeping things, and the fowls of the heaven,
and there came a voice unto him: `Having risen, Peter, slay and eat.'
And Peter said, `Not so, Lord; because at no time did I eat anything common or unclean;'
and [there is] a voice again a second time unto him: `What God did cleanse, thou, declare not thou common;'
and this was done thrice, and again was the vessel received up to the heaven.
And as Peter was perplexed in himself what the vision that he saw might be, then, lo, the men who have been sent from Cornelius, having made inquiry for the house of Simon, stood at the gate,
and having called, they were asking if Simon, who is surnamed Peter, doth lodge here?
And Peter thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, `Lo, three men do seek thee;
but having risen, go down and go on with them, nothing doubting, because I have sent them;'
and Peter having come down unto the men who have been sent from Cornelius unto him, said, `Lo, I am he whom ye seek, what [is] the cause for which ye are present?'
And they said, `Cornelius, a centurion, a man righteous and fearing God, well testified to, also, by all the nation of the Jews, was divinely warned by a holy messenger to send for thee, to his house, and to hear sayings from thee.'
Having called them in, therefore, he lodged them, and on the morrow Peter went forth with them, and certain of the brethren from Joppa went with him,
and on the morrow they did enter into Cesarea; and Cornelius was waiting for them, having called together his kindred and near friends,
and as it came that Peter entered in, Cornelius having met him, having fallen at [his] feet, did bow before [him];
and Peter raised him, saying, `Stand up; I also myself am a man;'
and talking with him he went in, and doth find many having come together.
And he said unto them, `Ye know how it is unlawful for a man, a Jew, to keep company with, or to come unto, one of another race, but to me God did shew to call no man common or unclean;
therefore also without gainsaying I came, having been sent for; I ask, therefore, for what matter ye did send for me?'
And Cornelius said, `Four days ago till this hour, I was fasting, and [at] the ninth hour praying in my house, and, lo, a man stood before me in bright clothing,
and he said, Cornelius, thy prayer was heard, and thy kind acts were remembered before God;
send, therefore, to Joppa, and call for Simon, who is surnamed Peter; this one doth lodge in the house of Simon a tanner, by the sea, who having come, shall speak to thee;