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The Baptism of Cornelius. 44 (A)While Peter was still speaking these things, the holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the word.[a] 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, 46 for they could hear them speaking in tongues and glorifying God. Then Peter responded, 47 “Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people, who have received the holy Spirit even as we have?”(B) 48 He ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.

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  1. 10:44 Just as the Jewish Christians received the gift of the Spirit, so too do the Gentiles.