Acts 10:1-23 American Standard Version

Peter and Cornelius

10 1  Now [there was] a certain man in Caesarea, Cornelius by name, a centurion of the band called the Italian [band], 2  a devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, who gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always. 3  He saw in a vision openly, as it were about the ninth hour of the day, an angel of God coming in unto him, and saying to him, Cornelius. 4  And he, fastening his eyes upon him, and being affrighted, said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are gone up for a memorial before God. 5  And now send men to Joppa, and fetch one Simon, who is surnamed Peter: 6  he lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side. 7  And when the angel that spake unto him was departed, he called two of his household-servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually; 8  and having rehearsed all things unto them, he sent them to Joppa.

9  Now on the morrow, as they were on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour: 10  and he became hungry, and desired to eat: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance; 11  and he beholdeth the heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending, as it were a great sheet, let down by four corners upon the earth: 12  wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts and creeping things of the earth and birds of the heaven. 13  And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill and eat. 14  But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common and unclean. 15  And a voice [came] unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, make not thou common. 16  And this was done thrice: and straightway the vessel was received up into heaven. 17  Now while Peter was much perplexed in himself what the vision which he had seen might mean, behold, the men that were sent by Cornelius, having made inquiry for Simon's house, stood before the gate, 18  and called and asked whether Simon, who was surnamed Peter, were lodging there.

19  And while Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. 20  But arise, and get thee down, and go with them, nothing doubting: for I have sent them. 21  And Peter went down to the men, and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come? 22  And they said, Cornelius a centurion, a righteous man and one that feareth God, and well reported of by all the nation of the Jews, was warned [of God] by a holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words from thee. 23  So he called them in and lodged them. And on the morrow he arose and went forth with them, and certain of the brethren from Joppa accompanied him.

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