The Bible in Its Traditions

Acts of the Apostles 10:1–48

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Now there was a certain man in Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian [Regiment],

THERE was in Cµs-a-reÆa a man called Cornelius, a centurion of the regiment which is called the Italian,

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a devout [man], and one that feared God, together with all his household, who often gave alms to the people, and making petition to God always.

a devout man, fearing God with all his house, giving many alms to the people, and praying to God continually.

A righteous and God-fearing man as were all his household; which gave much alms to the people, and always sought after God.

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About the ninth hour of the day, he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming to him and saying to him, "Cornelius!"

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.

Very openly in a vision about three oÆclock in the afternoon he saw an angel of God who came in to him, and said to him, Cornelius.

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And looking intently at him and becoming fearful he said, "What is it, lord?"And he said to him, "Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God.

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.

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Now send men to Joppa, and send for Simon whose surname is Peter.

And now send men to Joppa, and fetch one Simon, who is surnamed Peter

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He is staying as a guest with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is beside the sea."

he lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side.

This man is a guest with a certain Simon, a tanner, whose house is beside the sea. He will tell you what you must do.”

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Now when the angel who had been speaking to Cornelius had departed, he called two of his household servants and a devout soldier from among those who waited on him continually.

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;

And when the Angel who was speaking to him had departed, he called, out of those who were subject to him, two of his household servants and a soldier who feared the Lord.

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And explaining to them everything, he sent them to Joppa.

and having rehearsed all things unto them, he sent them to Joppa.

And he related to them everything that he had seen, and sent them to Joppa.

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Now on the next day, as they were traveling and drawing near to the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, [at ]about the sixth hour.

Then, on the following day, while they were making the journey and approaching the city, Peter ascended to the upper rooms, so that he might pray, at about the sixth hour.

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10  And he became hungry and wanted to eat; but while they were preparing, a trance fell on him.

10  And since he was hungry, he wanted to enjoy some food. Then, as they were preparing it, an ecstasy of mind fell over him.

10  And he became hungry, and wanted to eat: but while they were preparing food for him, he was seized with a sudden faintness.

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11  And he saw heaven having been opened, and descending to him a certain vessel like a great sheet, having been bound at the four corners, and being let down upon the ground,

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

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12  in which were all the four-footed [animals] of the earth and the wild animals, and the reptiles, and the birds of the air.

12  wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts and creeping things of the earth and birds of the heaven.

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13  And there[ ]came a voice to him, [saying], "Arise, Peter; kill and eat."

13  And a voice came to him: “Rise up, Peter! Kill and eat.”

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14  But Peter said, "By no means, Lord! For never did I eat anything common or unclean."

14  But Peter said: “Far be it from me, lord. For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.”

14  But Simon Peter said, Far be it, my LORD; for I have never eaten anything which was unclean and defiled.

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15  And a voice [spoke] again the second [time ]to him, "That which God has made clean, you must not make common."

15  And the voice, again a second time to him: “What God has purified, you shall not call common.”

15  And again the voice came to him a second time, What God has cleansed, you should not call unclean.

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16  And this happened three times, and again the vessel was taken up into heaven.

16  Now this was done three times. And immediately the container was taken up to heaven.

16  This happened the third time: then the cloth was lifted up to the heaven.

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17  Now as Peter was very perplexed within himself as to what the vision which he had seen might mean, behold, the men who had been sent from Cornelius, having found by inquiry the house of Simon, stood at the gateway.

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,

17  Now while Simon Peter was bewildered, wondering in himself what the vision he had seen should mean, the men who were sent by Cornelius arrived, and enquired for the house in which Simon Peter had been staying, and they came and stood at the door of the courtyard.

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18  And they called and asked whether Simon, whose surname was Peter, was lodging there.

18  And when they had called out, they asked if Simon, who is surnamed Peter, was a guest in that place.

18  And from there they called and asked if Simon who is called Peter stayed there.

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19  Now while Peter pondered about the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Behold, men are seeking you.

19  And while Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.

19  Then, as Peter was thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men seek you.

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20  Arise therefore, go down and go with them, without wavering; for I have sent them."

20  But arise, and get thee down, and go with them, nothing doubting: for I have sent them.

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21  And Peter, going down to the men, said, "Behold, I am he whom you seek. What is the reason for which you are here?"

21  Then Simon Peter went down to the men and said, I am the man you seek. What is the purpose of your mission?

21  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?

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22  And they said, "Cornelius the centurion, a righteous and God-fearing man, having a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was given a revelation by a holy angel to send for you to his house, and to hear words from you."

22  And they said: “Cornelius, a centurion, a just and God-fearing man, who has good testimony from the entire nation of the Jews, received a message from a holy Angel to summon you to his house and to listen to words from you.”

22  They said to him, A man called Cornelius, a righteous and God-fearing centurion of whom all the Jewish people speak well, was told in a vision by a holy angel to send and bring you to his house and to hear words from you.

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23  Therefore he invited them in and received [them] as guests. Now on the next day Peter went forth with them, and some brothers from Joppa went with him.

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.

23  So Simon Peter brought them into the place where he was staying and welcomed them. The next day he arose and went with them, and a few men from amongst the brethren of Joppa accompanied him.

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24  And on the next day they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius was waiting for them, having called together his relatives and close friends.

24  And the next day they entered Cµs-areÆa. And Cornelius was waiting for them, and all his relatives and also his dear friends were assembled with him.

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25  Now when it happened that Peter entered, Cornelius met him, [and] fell at his feet and worshipped [him].

25  And it happened that, when Peter had entered, Cornelius went to meet him. And falling before his feet, he reverenced.

25  And just as Simon Peter was entering, Cornelius met him and threw himself at his feet and worshipped him.

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26  But Peter raised him up, saying, "Stand up; I myself am also a man."

26  Yet truly, Peter, lifting him up, said: “Rise up, for I also am only a man.”

26  But Simon Peter raised him, saying, Stand up; I am but a man also.

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27  And talking with him he went in, and found many having gathered,

27  And as he talked with him, he went in, and findeth many come together

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28  and he said to them, "You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to associate with or to approach a Gentile; and yet God has shown to me that I should call no man common or unclean;

28  and he said unto them, Ye yourselves know how it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to join himself or come unto one of another nation; and [yet] unto me hath God showed that I should not call any man common or unclean

28  And he said to them: “You know how abominable it would be for a Jewish man to be joined with, or to be added to, a foreign people. But God has revealed to me to call no man common or unclean.

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29  therefore also without objecting, I came when I was sent for. I ask, then, for what reason have you sent for me?"

29  Because of this and without doubt, I came when summoned. Therefore, I ask you, for what reason have you summoned me?”

29  This is why I came at once when you sent for me: but now let me ask you, for what reason have you sent for me?

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30  So Cornelius said, "From the fourth day until this hour I was fasting, and at the ninth hour I was praying in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in shining clothing,

30  And Cornelius said, Four days ago, until this hour, I was keeping the ninth hour of prayer in my house; and behold, a man stood before me in bright apparel,

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31  and said, 'Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your alms have been remembered before God.

31  and saith, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God.

31  ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your almsgiving has been remembered in the sight of God.

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32  Send therefore to Joppa and summon Simon, whose surname is Peter. He is staying as a guest in the house of Simon, a tanner, beside the sea. When he arrives, he will speak to you.'

32  Therefore, send to Joppa and summon Simon, who is surnamed Peter. This man is a guest in the house of Simon, a tanner, near the sea.’

32  But send to the city of Joppa and bring Simon, who is called Peter; behold he is staying in the house of Simon Bur-saÆya, the tanner, by the seaside: and he will come and talk with you.

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33  "Therefore immediately I sent to you, and you have done well to come. Now then we are all present before God, to hear all the things having been commanded you by God."

33  Forthwith therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore we are all here present in the sight of God, to hear all things that have been commanded thee of the Lord.

33  And so, I promptly sent for you. And you have done well in coming here. Therefore, all of us are now present in your sight to hear all the things that were taught to you by the Lord.”

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34  And Peter, opening his mouth, said: "In truth I comprehend that God is not One to show partiality.

34  And Peter opened his mouth and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons

34  Then, Peter, opening his mouth, said: “I have concluded in truth that God is not a respecter of persons.

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35  But in every nation, he that fears Him and works righteousness is acceptable to Him.

35  But within every nation, whoever fears him and works justice is acceptable to him.

35  But among all people, he who fears him and works righteousness is accepted with him.

36  The word which God sent to the sons of Israel, preaching the good news of peace through Jesus Christ--He being Lord of all-

36  God sent the Word to the sons of Israel, announcing the peace through Jesus Christ, for he is the Lord of all.

36  For God sent the word to the children of Israel, preaching peace and tranquility by Jesus Christ: he is the LORD of all.

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37  you know, the word coming to be throughout all of Judea, and beginning from Galilee after the baptism which John proclaimed,

37  that saying ye yourselves know, which was published throughout all Judaea, beginning from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;

37  And you also are familiar with the news which was published throughout Judµa, which sprang from Galilee, after the baptism preached by John;

38  Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all those who were oppressed by the devil, because God was with Him.

38  [even] Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

38  Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, whom God anointed with the Holy Spirit and with power, and who, because God was with him, went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the devil.

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39  And we are witnesses of all things which He did, both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they also killed by hanging on a tree.

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40  This [Jesus] God raised up on the third day, and caused Him to be seen,

40  Him God raised up the third day, and gave him to be made manifest,

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41  not to all the people, but to witnesses, who having been chosen beforehand by God, [even] to us, who ate and drank together with Him after He arose from the dead.

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42  And He commanded us to proclaim to the people, and to testify solemnly that He is the [One] having been appointed by God [to be] Judge of the living and the dead.

42  And he charged us to preach unto the people, and to testify that this is he who is ordained of God [to be] the Judge of the living and the dead.

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43  To Him all the prophets bear witness, [that ]through His name, everyone believing in Him shall receive forgiveness of sins."

43  To him, all the prophets testified that whosoever believes in his name shall receive remission of sins.

44  While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word.

44  While Simon Peter spoke these words, the Holy Spirit descended on all who heard the word.

45  And those of the circumcision who believed were astounded, as many as had come with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.

45  And the Jewish converts who had come with him were seized with amazement because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Gentiles also;

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46  For they heard them speaking in tongues and magnifying God. Then Peter answered,

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47  "Surely no one can forbid water, can he, that these should not be baptized who received the Holy Spirit just as we have?"

47  Then Peter responded, “How could anyone prohibit water, so that those who have received the Holy Spirit would not be baptized, just as we also have been?”

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48  And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of YHWH. Then they asked him to stay for some days.

48  And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then they begged him to remain with them for some days.