Acts 10

CHAPTER 10

Cornelius Receives a Message from God

[3man 1And 2a certain] was there in Caesarea, by name Cornelius, a centurion of the cohort being called, Italic; pious and fearing God with all his house, both performing [2charity 1much] to the people, and beseeching God always. He beheld in a vision openly about [2hour 1the ninth] of the day an angel of God entering to him, and having said to him, Cornelius. And gazing upon him, and [2thrown into fear 1becoming], he said, What is it, O Lord? And he said to him, Your prayers and your charity ascended for a memorial before God. And now send forth [2unto 3Joppa 1men], and fetch Simon, who is called Peter. This one lodges with a certain Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea; this one shall tell to you what is necessary for you to do. And when [5departed 1the 2angel 3speaking 4to Cornelius], having called two of his servants, and [2soldier 1a pious] of the ones attending constantly to him, and having described to them all things, he sent them unto Joppa.

Peter Beholds Heaven Opened

And the next day, as those are journeying and [2the 3city 1approaching], Peter ascended upon the roof to pray around [2hour 1the sixth]. 10 And he became hungry, and wanted to taste. [3were making preparations 1And 2as those], there fell upon him a change of state. 11 And he viewed heaven being opened; and there descending unto him a certain item as [2piece of cloth 1a great], the four corners being tied, and being lowered unto the earth; 12 in which were all the four-footed creatures of the earth, and the wild beasts, and the reptiles, and the birds of the heaven. 13 And there came a voice to him, Rise up, Peter, sacrifice and eat! 14  And Peter said, By no means, O Lord; for at no time ate I anything common or unclean. 15 And a voice again a second time came to him, What God cleansed you are not to make unclean! 16 And this happened unto three times. And again [3was taken up 1the 2item] into the heaven. 17 And as [3within 4himself 2was perplexed 1Peter] what ever [3may be 1the 2vision] which he beheld, that behold, the men, the ones being sent from Cornelius having inquired about the house of Simon, stood at the vestibule. 18 And calling out they inquired, Does Simon, the one being called Peter, [2here 1lodge]? 19  And Peter pondering over the vision, [3said 4to him 1the 2spirit], Behold, [2men 1three] seek you; 20 and having risen up go down and go with them! [2nothing 1examining], because I have sent them. 21 [3having gone down 1And 2Peter] to the men, said, Behold, I am whom you seek. What is the reason for which you are at hand? 22 And they said, Cornelius, a centurion, [2man 1a righteous] and one fearing God, and borne witness by the entire nation of the Jews, received a divine message by [2angel 1a holy] to fetch you unto his house, and to hear words from you. 23 Then having invited them, he lodged them. And the next day Peter went forth with them; and certain ones of the brethren from Joppa went together with him.

Peter and Cornelius

24 And the next day they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius was expecting them, having called together his relatives and important friends. 25 And as it came to pass at Peter entering, having met him, Cornelius, having fallen at the feet, did obeisance. 26  But Peter raised him, saying, Rise up! I also myself am a man. 27 And accompanying him, he entered and found [2were come together 1many]. 28 And he said to them, You know that it is unlawful for a man, a Jew, to join or approach a philistine. And [3to me 1God 2showed 4not 5one 7common 8or 9unclean 2to call 6man]. 29 Therefore also indisputably I came having been fetched. I inquire then to what matter you fetched me? 30 And Cornelius said, From four days ago until this hour I was fasting, and the ninth hour praying in my house; and behold, a man stood before me in [2attire 1bright]. 31 And he says, Cornelius, [3was listened to 1your 2prayer], and your gifts of charity were remembered before God. 32 Send forth then unto Joppa, and call for Simon who is called Peter! this one lodges in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea; who, having come, shall speak to you. 33 Immediately then I sent to you; and you [2well 1did] having come. Now then, all we before God are at hand to hear all the things assigned to you by God. 34 [3having opened 1And 2Peter] his mouth, said, In truth I am overtaken that [2is not 3one who discriminates 1God], 35 but in every nation fearing him, and practicing righteousness, [2acceptable 3to him 1it is]. 36 The word which he sent to the sons of Israel, announcing good news, peace through Jesus Christ, this one is Lord of all. 37 You know the [2taking place 1thing] in all Judea, beginning from Galilee, after the immersion which John proclaimed. 38 Jesus, the one from Nazareth, how [2anointed 3him 1God 5spirit 4in holy] and power; who went through benefiting and healing all the ones being overpowered by the devil; for God was with him. 39 And we are witnesses of all which he did both in the region of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they did away with by hanging upon a tree. 40 This one God raised up in the third day, and appointed him [2apparent 1to become]; 41 not to all the people, but to witnesses, to the ones being inaugurated by God, to us who ate with and drank with him after his rising up from the dead. 42 And he exhorted us to proclaim to the people, and to testify that he is the one being confirmed by God as judge of the living and dead. 43 To him all the prophets bear witness, [2a release 3of sins 1to receive] through his name for every one believing in him.

The Nations Receive the Present of the Holy Spirit

44 While [2was speaking 1Peter] these things, [4fell 1the 3spirit 2holy] upon all the ones hearing the word. 45 And [5were amazed 1the 3of 4the circumcision 2believers], as many as came with Peter, that also [7upon 8the 9nations 1the 2present 3of the 4holy 5spirit 6has been poured out]. 46 For they heard them speaking languages, and magnifying God. Then Peter responded, 47 Shall water [2to be restrained 1be able] to anyone [2to not 3be immersed 1of these], who [2the 4spirit 3holy 1received] as also we? 48 And he assigned them to be immersed in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to remain some days.
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