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Peter Meets Cornelius

24 And the following day they entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting for them, and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 As Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. 26 But Peter lifted him up, saying, (A)“Stand up; I myself am also a man.” 27 And as he talked with him, he went in and found many who had come together. 28 Then he said to them, “You know how (B)unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation. But (C)God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean. 29 Therefore I came without objection as soon as I was sent for. I ask, then, for what reason have you sent for me?”

30 So Cornelius said, [a]“Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and behold, (D)a man stood before me (E)in bright clothing, 31 and said, ‘Cornelius, (F)your prayer has been heard, and (G)your [b]alms are remembered in the sight of God. 32 Send therefore to Joppa and call Simon here, whose surname is Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea. [c]When he comes, he will speak to you.’ 33 So I sent to you immediately, and you have done well to come. Now therefore, we are all present before God, to hear all the things commanded you by God.”

Preaching to Cornelius’ Household

34 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: (H)“In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. 35 But (I)in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is (J)accepted by Him. 36 The word which God sent to the [d]children of Israel, (K)preaching peace through Jesus Christ—(L)He is Lord of all— 37 that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and (M)began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: 38 how (N)God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who (O)went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, (P)for God was with Him.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 10:30 NU Four days ago to this hour, at the ninth hour
  2. Acts 10:31 charitable gifts
  3. Acts 10:32 NU omits the rest of v. 32.
  4. Acts 10:36 Lit. sons

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