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10Â There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,
2Â A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.
3Â He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.
4Â And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.
5Â And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:
6Â He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.
7Â And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually;
8Â And when he had declared all these things unto them, he sent them to Joppa.
9Â On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:
10Â And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,
11Â And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:
12Â Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
13Â And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.
14Â But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.
15Â And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
16Â This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.
17Â Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon’s house, and stood before the gate,
18Â And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there.
19Â While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.
20Â Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.
21Â Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come?
22Â And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee.
23Â Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him.
24Â And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and he had called together his kinsmen and near friends.
25Â And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.
26Â But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.
27Â And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together.
28Â And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.
29Â Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me?
30Â And 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,
31Â And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God.
32Â Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is lodged in the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea side: who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee.
33Â Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.
34Â Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
35Â But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
36Â The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)
37Â That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;
38Â How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
39Â And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:
40Â Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;
41Â Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.
42Â And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.
43Â To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.
44Â While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.
45Â And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
46Â For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,
47Â Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
48Â And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.
11Â And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.
2Â And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,
3Â Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them.
4Â But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying,
5Â I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me:
6Â Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
7Â And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat.
8Â But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth.
9Â But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
10Â And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again into heaven.
11Â And, behold, immediately there were three men already come unto the house where I was, sent from Caesarea unto me.
12Â And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man’s house:
13Â And he shewed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter;
14Â Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.
15Â And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning.
16Â Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.
17Â Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?
18Â When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.
19Â Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.
20Â And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus.
21Â And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.
22Â Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.
23Â Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.
24Â For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.
25Â Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:
26Â And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
27Â And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch.
28Â And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.
29Â Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:
30Â Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.