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Preaching to Cornelius’ Household

34 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: (A)“In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. 35 But (B)in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is (C)accepted by Him. 36 The word which God sent to the [a]children of Israel, (D)preaching peace through Jesus Christ—(E)He is Lord of all— 37 that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and (F)began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: 38 how (G)God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who (H)went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, (I)for God was with Him. 39 And we are (J)witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom [b]they (K)killed by hanging on a tree. 40 Him (L)God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly, 41 (M)not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us (N)who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. 42 And (O)He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify (P)that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge (Q)of the living and the dead. 43 (R)To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, (S)whoever believes in Him will receive (T)remission[c] of sins.”

The Holy Spirit Falls on the Gentiles

44 While Peter was still speaking these words, (U)the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. 45 (V)And [d]those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, (W)because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. 46 For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God.

Then Peter answered, 47 “Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit (X)just as we have? 48 (Y)And he commanded them to be baptized (Z)in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 10:36 Lit. sons
  2. Acts 10:39 NU, M they also
  3. Acts 10:43 forgiveness
  4. Acts 10:45 The Jews