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Acts 10 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Cornelius’ Vision

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:1 -

Now there was a man in 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 made many charitable contributions to the Jewish 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 just come in and said to him, “Cornelius!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:4 - And he looked at him intently and became terrified, and said, “What is it, lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and charitable gifts have ascended as a memorial offering before God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:5 - “Now dispatch some men to Joppa and send for a man named Simon, who is also called Peter;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:6 - he is staying with a tanner named Simon, whose house is by the sea.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:7 - When the angel who *spoke to him left, he summoned two of his [fn]servants and a devout soldier from his personal attendants,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:8 - and after he had explained everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.
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On the next day, as they were on their way and approaching the city, Peter went up on the [fn]housetop about [fn]the sixth hour to pray.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:18 - and calling out, they were asking whether Simon, who was also called Peter, was staying there.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:19 - 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 get up, go downstairs and accompany them [fn]without misgivings, for I have sent them Myself.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:21 - 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 - They said, “Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous and God-fearing man well spoken of by the entire nation of the Jews, was divinely directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and hear [fn]a message from you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:23 - So he invited them in and gave them lodging.

Now on the next day he got ready and went away with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa accompanied him.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:24 - On the following day he entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:25 - When Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell at his feet and [fn]worshiped him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:26 - But Peter helped 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 that it is forbidden for a Jewish man to associate with or visit a [fn]foreigner; and yet God has shown me that I am not to call any person [fn]unholy or unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:29 - “That is why I came without even raising any objection when I was sent for. So I ask, for what reason did you send for me?”
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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 clothing,

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

Gentiles Hear Good News

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Opening his mouth, Peter said:

“I most certainly understand 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 [fn]does what is right is acceptable to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:36 - “The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching [fn]peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)—
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:37 - you yourselves know the thing that happened throughout 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 - “We are witnesses of all the things that He did both in the [fn]country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They also put Him to death by hanging Him on [fn]a cross.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:40 - “God raised Him up on the third day and granted that He [fn]be revealed,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:41 - not to all the people, but to witnesses who had been 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 ordered us to [fn]preach to the people, and to testify solemnly that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:43 - “All the prophets testify of Him, that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins.”
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While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the [fn]message.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:45 - All the [fn]Jewish believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had also been poured out on the Gentiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:46 - For they were hearing them speaking with tongues and exalting God. Then Peter responded,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:47 - “Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:48 - And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay on for a few days.
NASB20 Footnotes
Normally 600 men (the number varied)
I.e., 3 p.m.
Or household slaves
Housetops were flat living areas
I.e., noon
Or vessel
Or reptiles
Or sacrifice
Or profane; lit common
Lit make common
Or vessel
Lit himself
Lit be
One early ms two
Lit doubting nothing
Lit words
Or prostrated himself in reverence
I.e., Gentile
Or profane; lit common
I.e., 3 to 4 p.m.
Lit done well in coming
Or reveres
Lit works righteousness
Or the gospel of peace
Or How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth
Lit who went
Or countryside
Lit wood; see Deut 21:23
Lit become visible
Or proclaim
Lit word
Lit believers from the circumcision
See the NASB20 Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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