Cornelius’s Vision1 Now there was a man at a Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was b called the Italian ▼
▼ Or battalioncohort, 2 a devout man and d one who feared God with all his household, and e gave many ▼
▼ Or gifts of charityalms to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually. 3 About g the ▼
▼ I.e. 3 p.m.ninth hour of the day he clearly saw i in a vision j an angel of God who had just come in and said to him, “Cornelius!” 4 And k fixing his gaze on him and being much alarmed, he said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and ▼
▼ Or deeds of charityalms m have ascended n as a memorial before God. 5 “Now dispatch some men to o Joppa and send for a man named Simon, who is also called Peter; 6 he is staying with a tanner named p Simon, whose house is by the sea.” 7 When the angel who was speaking to him had left, he summoned two of his ▼
▼ Or household slavesservants and a devout soldier of those who were his personal attendants, 8 and after he had explained everything to them, he sent them to r Joppa. 9 On the next day, as they were on their way and approaching the city s Peter went up on t the housetop about u the ▼
▼ I.e. noonsixth hour to pray. 10 But he became hungry and was desiring to eat; but while they were making preparations, he w fell into a trance; 11 and he saw x the ▼ sky opened up, and an ▼
▼ Or vesselobject like a great sheet coming down, lowered by four corners to the ground, 12 and there were in it all kinds of four-footed animals and ▼
▼ Or reptilescrawling creatures of the earth and birds of the ▼ air. 13 A voice came to him, “Get up, Peter ▼
▼ Or sacrificekill and eat!” 14 But Peter said, “By no means ad Lord, for ae I have never eaten anything ▼
▼ Or profane; lit commonunholy and unclean.” 15 Again a voice came to him a second time ag “What God has cleansed, no longer consider ▼
▼ Lit make commonunholy.” 16 This happened three times, and immediately the ▼
▼ Or vesselobject was taken up into the ▼ sky. 17 Now while Peter was greatly perplexed in ▼
▼ Lit himselfmind as to what al the vision which he had seen might be, behold am the men who had been sent by Cornelius, having asked directions for Simon’s house, appeared at the gate; 18 and calling out, they were asking whether Simon, who was also called Peter, was staying there. 19 While Peter was reflecting on an the vision ao the Spirit said to him, “Behold ▼
▼ One early ms reads twothree men are looking for you. 20 “But get up, go downstairs and aq accompany them ▼
▼ Lit doubting nothingwithout misgivings, for I have sent them Myself.” 21 Peter went down to the men and said, “Behold, I am the one you are looking for; what is the reason for which you have come?” 22 They said, “Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous and as God-fearing man well spoken of by the entire nation of the Jews at was divinely directed by a au holy angel to send for you to come to his house and hear ▼
▼ Lit words, aw a message from you.” 23 So he invited them in and gave them lodging.
Peter at CaesareaAnd on the next day he got up and went away with them, and ax some of ay the brethren from az Joppa accompanied him. 24 On the following day he entered ba Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting for them and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 When Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell at his feet and ▼
▼ Or prostrated himself in reverence, bc worshiped him. 26 But Peter raised him up, saying bd “Stand up; I too am just a man.” 27 As he talked with him, he entered and found be many people assembled. 28 And he said to them, “You yourselves know how bf unlawful it is for a man who is a Jew to associate with a foreigner or to visit him; and yet bg God has shown me that I should not call any man ▼
▼ Or profane; lit commonunholy or unclean. 29 “That is why I came without even raising any objection when I was sent for. So I ask for what reason you have sent for me.” 30 Cornelius said bi “Four days ago to this hour, I was praying in my house during bj the ▼
▼ I.e. 3 to 4 p.m.ninth hour; and behold bl a man stood before me in shining garments, 31 and he said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your ▼
▼ Or deeds of charityalms have been remembered before God. 32 ‘Therefore send to bn Joppa and invite Simon, who is also called Peter, to come to you; he is staying at the house of Simon the tanner by the sea.’ 33 “So I sent for you immediately, and you have ▼
▼ Lit done well in comingbeen kind enough to come. Now then, we are all here present before God to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord.”
Gentiles Hear Good News34 bp Opening his mouth, Peter said: “I most certainly understand now that bq God is not one to show partiality, 35 but br in every nation the man who ▼
▼ Or reverences, bt fears Him and ▼
▼ Lit works righteousnessdoes what is right is welcome to Him. 36 “The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, bv preaching ▼
▼ Or the gospel of peace, bx peace through Jesus Christ (He is by Lord of all)— 37 you yourselves know the thing which took place throughout all Judea, starting from Galilee, after the baptism which John proclaimed. 38 ▼
▼ Or How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth“You know of ca Jesus of Nazareth, how God cb anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power ▼
▼ Lit who went, cd and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for ce God was with Him. 39 “We are cf witnesses of all the things He did both in the ▼
▼ Or countrysideland of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They also ch put Him to death by hanging Him on a ▼
▼ Lit woodcross. 40 cj “God raised Him up on the third day and granted that He become visible, 41 ck not to all the people, but to cl witnesses who were chosen beforehand by God, that is, to us cm who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. 42 “And He cn ordered us to ▼
▼ Or proclaimpreach to the people, and solemnly to cp testify that this is the One who has been cq appointed by God as cr Judge of the living and the dead. 43 “Of Him cs all the prophets bear witness that through ct His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins.” 44 While Peter was still speaking these words cu the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the ▼
▼ Lit wordmessage. 45 cw All the ▼
▼ Lit believers from among the circumcision; i.e. Jewish Christianscircumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been cy poured out on the Gentiles also. 46 For they were hearing them cz speaking with tongues and exalting God. Then Peter answered, 47 da “Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who db have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?” 48 And he dc ordered them to be baptized dd in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay on for a few days.
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