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Acts 10 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Cornelius’ and Peter’s Visions

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:1 -

Now there was a man at Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian [fn]cohort,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:2 - a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, and gave many [fn]alms to the people and prayed to God continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:3 - About the [fn]ninth hour of the day he clearly saw in a vision an angel of God who had come in and said to him, “Cornelius!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:4 - And looking intently on him and becoming afraid, he said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and [fn]alms have ascended as a memorial before God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:5 - “Now send some men to Joppa and summon a man named Simon, who is also called Peter;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:6 - he is lodging with a tanner named Simon, whose house is by the sea.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:7 - And when the angel who was speaking to him had left, he called two of his servants and a devout soldier of those who were his personal attendants,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:8 - and after he explained everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.
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And on the next day, as they were on their way and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the [fn]sixth hour to pray.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:10 - But he became hungry and was desiring to eat. And while they were making preparations, he fell into a trance
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:11 - and *saw heaven opened up, and [fn]an object like a great sheet coming down, lowered by four corners to the ground,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:12 - and there were in it all kinds of four-footed animals and crawling creatures of the earth and birds of the [fn]sky.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:13 - And a voice came to him, “Rise up, Peter, [fn]slaughter and eat!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:14 - But Peter said, “By no means, Lord, for I have never eaten anything defiled and unclean.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:15 - Again a voice came to him a second time, “What God has cleansed, no longer consider defiled.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:16 - And this happened three times and immediately the [fn]object was taken up into heaven.
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Now while Peter was greatly perplexed in [fn]mind as to what the vision which he had seen might be, behold, the men who had been sent by Cornelius, having asked directions for Simon’s house, appeared at the gate;

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:18 - and calling out, they were asking whether Simon, who was also called Peter, was lodging there.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:19 - And while Peter was reflecting on the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, [fn]three men are looking for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:20 - “But rise up, go down and accompany them without taking issue at all, for I have sent them Myself.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:21 - And Peter went down to the men and said, “Behold, I am the one you are looking for; what is the reason for which you have come?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:22 - And they said, “Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous and God-fearing man well spoken of by the entire nation of the Jews, was directed by a holy angel to summon you to his house and hear [fn]a message from you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:23 - So he invited them in and gave them lodging.

And on the next day he rose up and went away with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa went with him.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:24 - And on the following day he entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting for them and had called together his relatives and close friends.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:25 - And when Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell at his feet and [fn]worshiped him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:26 - But Peter raised him up, saying, “Stand up; I too am just a man.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:27 - As he talked with him, he entered and *found many people assembled.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:28 - And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a man who is a Jew to associate with a foreigner or to visit him; and yet God has shown me that I should not call any man defiled or unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:29 - “That is why I came without even raising any objection when I was summoned. So I ask for what reason you have summoned me.”
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And Cornelius said, “Four days ago to this hour, I was praying in my house during the [fn]ninth hour; and behold, a man stood before me in shining garments,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:31 - and he *said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your [fn]alms have been remembered before God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:32 - ‘Therefore send to Joppa and invite Simon, who is also called Peter, to come to you; he is lodging at the house of Simon the tanner by the sea.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:33 - “So I sent for you immediately, and you have [fn]been kind enough to come. Now then, we are all here present before God to hear all that you have been ordered by the Lord.”

The Holy Spirit Poured Out on the Gentiles

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And opening his mouth, Peter said:

“I most truly comprehend now that God is not one to show partiality,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:35 - but in every nation the one who [fn]fears Him and does righteousness is welcome to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:36 - “As for the word which He sent to the sons of Israel, proclaiming the good news of peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:37 - you yourselves know the thing which happened throughout all Judea, starting from Galilee, after the baptism which John proclaimed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:38 - [fn]You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, [fn]and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:39 - “And we are witnesses of all the things He did both in the [fn]land of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They also put Him to death by hanging Him on a tree.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:40 - “God raised Him up on the third day and granted that He appear,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:41 - not to all the people, but to witnesses who were chosen beforehand by God, that is, to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:42 - “And He commanded us to [fn]preach to the people, and solemnly to bear witness that this is the One who has been designated by God as Judge of the living and the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:43 - “Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins.”
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While Peter was still speaking these things, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the word.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:45 - And all the [fn]circumcised believers who came with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:46 - For they were hearing them speaking with tongues and magnifying God. Then Peter answered,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:47 - “Can anyone refuse water for these to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:48 - And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for a few days.
LSB Footnotes
Normally 600 men (the number varied); or battalion
Or gifts of charity
3 p.m.
Or gifts of charity
Or a vessel
Or heaven
Or sacrifice
Or vessel
Lit himself
One early ms two
Lit words
Or prostrated himself in reverence
3 p.m.
Or deeds of charity
Lit done well in coming
Or reverences
Or How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth
Lit who went
Or countryside
Or proclaim
Lit believers from among the circumcision
See the LSB Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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