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Chapter 10

Acts 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the Italian Legion,

Acts 10:2 a devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, who gave generously to the people, and always prayed to God.

Acts 10:3 He saw in a vision clearly about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming to him, and saying to him, Cornelius.

Acts 10:4 When he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, what is it, Lord? And he said to him, your prayers and your giving have come up for a memorial before God.

Acts 10:5 Now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:

Acts 10:6 He stays with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the seaside: He will tell you what you should do.

Acts 10:7 When the angel who spoke to Cornelius left, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually;

Acts 10:8 When he had explained all these things to them, he sent them to Joppa.

Acts 10:9 On the next day, as they went on their journey, and came close to the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:

Acts 10:10 and he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,

Acts 10:11 and saw heaven opened, and a certain object descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the ground:

Acts 10:12 In which were all manner of four-footed beasts of the ground, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and birds of the air.

Acts 10:13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.

Acts 10:14 But Peter said, not so, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.

Acts 10:15 And the voice spoke to him again the second time, what God has cleansed, that do not call common.

Acts 10:16 This was done three times: and the object was received up again into heaven.

Acts 10:17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men who were sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon’s house, and stood before the gate,

Acts 10:18 and called, and asked whether Simon, who was surnamed Peter, was staying there.

Acts 10:19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said to him, behold, three men seek you.

Acts 10:20 Therefore arise, and get down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.

Acts 10:21 Then Peter went down to the men who were sent to him from Cornelius; and said, behold, I am he who you seek: what is the reason why you have come?

Acts 10:22 So they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that fears God, and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by a holy angel to send for you into his house, and to hear your words.

Acts 10:23 Then he invited them in, and lodged them. On the next day Peter went with them, and certain brothers from Joppa accompanied him.

Acts 10:24 And the next day after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, for he had called together his relatives and best friends.

Acts 10:25 As Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.

Acts 10:26 But Peter lifted him up, and said, stand up; I myself also am a man.

Acts 10:27 And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that had gathered together.

Acts 10:28 Then he said to them, you know that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come to one of another nation; but God has showed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.

Acts 10:29 Therefore I came to you without objection, as soon as I was sent for: therefore I ask for what intent have you sent for me?

Acts 10:30 So Cornelius said, four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,

Acts 10:31 and said, Cornelius, your prayer is heard, and your giving is remembered in the sight of God.

Acts 10:32 Therefore send to Joppa, and call to here Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is staying in the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea side: Who, when he comes, will speak to you.

Acts 10:33 Immediately therefore I sent to you; and you have done well that you have come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded you by God.

Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, truly I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

Acts 10:35 But in every nation he that fears Him, and works righteousness, is accepted by Him.

Acts 10:36 The Word which God sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ: He is Lord of all.

Acts 10:37 That word, I say, you know, which was spoken out throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee, after the immersion which John preached;

Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the Devil; for God was with Him.

Acts 10:39 And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; who they killed and hung on a tree:

Acts 10:40 God raised Him up the third day, and showed Him openly

Acts 10:41 Not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before God, even to us, who did eat and drink with Him after He rose from the dead.

Acts 10:42 And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be the Judge of the quick and the dead.

Acts 10:43 To Him gave all the prophets witness, that through His name whoever believes in Him will receive forgiveness of sins.

Acts 10:44 While Peter yet spoke these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all those who heard the word.

Acts 10:45 And they of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because on the nations also was poured out the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 10:46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,

Acts 10:47 can anyone prevent the water, that these should not be immersed, who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we?

Acts 10:48 Then he commanded them to be immersed in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days.