Acts 10:1-49 THE HOLY BIBLE-
The Acts Of The Apostles Chapter 10:1-49
Acts 10:1 Now in Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of the Cohort called the Italica,
Acts 10:2 devout and God-fearing along with his whole household, who used to give alms generously to the Jewish people and pray to God constantly.
Acts 10:3 One afternoon about three o'clock, he saw plainly in a vision an angel of God come in to him and say to him, "Cornelius."
Acts 10:4 He looked intently at him and, seized with fear, said, "What is it, sir?" He said to him, "Your prayers and almsgiving have ascended as a memorial offering before God.
Acts 10:5 Now send some men to Joppa and summon one Simon who is called Peter.
Acts 10:6 He is staying with another Simon, a tanner, who has a house by the sea."
Acts 10:7 When the angel who spoke to him had left, he called two of his servants and a devout soldier from his staff,
Acts 10:8 explained everything to them, and sent them to Joppa.
Acts 10:9 The next day, while they were on their way and nearing the city, Peter went up to the roof terrace to pray at about noontime.
Acts 10:10 He was hungry and wished to eat, and while they were making preparations he fell into a trance.
Acts 10:11 He saw heaven opened and something resembling a large sheet coming down, lowered to the ground by its four corners.
Acts 10:12 In it were all the earth's four-legged animals and reptiles and the birds of the sky.
Acts 10:13 A voice said to him, "Get up, Peter. Slaughter and eat."
Acts 10:14 But Peter said, "Certainly not, sir. For never have I eaten anything profane and unclean."
Acts 10:15 The voice spoke to him again, a second time, "What God has made clean, you are not to call profane."
Acts 10:16 This happened three times, and then the object was taken up into the sky.
Acts 10:17 While Peter was in doubt about the meaning of the vision he had seen, the men sent by Cornelius asked for Simon's house and arrived at the entrance.
Acts 10:18 They called out inquiring whether Simon, who is called Peter, was staying there.
Acts 10:19 As Peter was pondering the vision, the Spirit said (to him), "There are three men here looking for you.
Acts 10:20 So get up, go downstairs, and accompany them without hesitation, because I have sent them."
Acts 10:21 Then Peter went down to the men and said, "I am the one you are looking for. What is the reason for your being here?"
Acts 10:22 They answered, "Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man, respected by the whole Jewish nation, was directed by a holy angel to summon you to his house and to hear what you have to say."
Acts 10:23 So he invited them in and showed them hospitality. The next day he got up and went with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa went with him.
Acts 10:24 On the following day he entered Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends.
Acts 10:25 When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and, falling at his feet, paid him homage.
Acts 10:26 Peter, however, raised him up, saying, "Get up. I myself am also a human being."
Acts 10:27 While he conversed with him, he went in and found many people gathered together
Acts 10:28 and said to them, "You know that it is unlawful for a Jewish man to associate with, or visit, a Gentile, but God has shown me that I should not call any person profane or unclean.
Acts 10:29 And that is why I came without objection when sent for. May I ask, then, why you summoned me?"
Acts 10:30 Cornelius replied, "Four days ago at this hour, three o'clock in the afternoon, I was at prayer in my house when suddenly a man in dazzling robes stood before me and said,
Acts 10:31 'Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your almsgiving remembered before God.
Acts 10:32 Send therefore to Joppa and summon Simon, who is called Peter. He is a guest in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea.'
Acts 10:33 So I sent for you immediately, and you were kind enough to come. Now therefore we are all here in the presence of God to listen to all that you have been commanded by the Lord."
Acts 10:34 Then Peter proceeded to speak and said, 13 "In truth, I see that God shows no partiality.
Acts 10:35 Rather, in every nation whoever fears him and acts uprightly is acceptable to him.
Acts 10:36 You know the word (that) he sent to the Israelites as he proclaimed peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all,
Acts 10:37 what has happened all over Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached,
Acts 10:38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the holy Spirit and power. He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
Acts 10:39 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.
Acts 10:40 This man God raised (on) the third day and granted that he be visible,
Acts 10:41 not to all the people, but to us, the witnesses chosen by God in advance, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
Acts 10:42 He commissioned us to preach to the people and testify that he is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead.
Acts 10:43 To him all the prophets bear witness, that everyone who believes in him will receive forgiveness of sins through his name."
Acts 10:44 While Peter was still speaking these things, the holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the word.
Acts 10:45 The circumcised believers who had accompanied Peter were astounded that the gift of the holy Spirit should have been poured out on the Gentiles also,
Acts 10:46 for they could hear them speaking in tongues and glorifying God. Then Peter responded,
Acts 10:47 "Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people, who have received the holy Spirit even as we have?"
Acts 10:48 He ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.
Acts 10:49 Then they invited him to stay for a few days.