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Acts 10 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:1 - And there was a certain man in Cesarea, by name Cornelius, a centurion from a band called Italian,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:2 - pious, and fearing God with all his house, doing also many kind acts to the people, and beseeching God always,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:3 - he saw in a vision manifestly, as it were the ninth hour of the day, a messenger of God coming in unto him, and saying to him, 'Cornelius;'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:4 - and he having looked earnestly on him, and becoming afraid, said, 'What is it, Lord?' And he said to him, 'Thy prayers and thy kind acts came up for a memorial before God,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:5 - and now send men to Joppa, and send for a certain one Simon, who is surnamed Peter,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:6 - this one doth lodge with a certain Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea; this one shall speak to thee what it behoveth thee to do.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:7 - And when the messenger who is speaking to Cornelius went away, having called two of his domestics, and a pious soldier of those waiting on him continually,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:8 - and having declared to them all things, he sent them to Joppa.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:9 - And on the morrow, as these are proceeding on the way, and are drawing nigh to the city, Peter went up upon the house-top to pray, about the sixth hour,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:10 - and he became very hungry, and wished to eat; and they making ready, there fell upon him a trance,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:11 - and he doth behold the heaven opened, and descending unto him a certain vessel, as a great sheet, bound at the four corners, and let down upon the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:12 - in which were all the four-footed beasts of the earth, and the wild beasts, and the creeping things, and the fowls of the heaven,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:13 - and there came a voice unto him: 'Having risen, Peter, slay and eat.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:14 - And Peter said, 'Not so, Lord; because at no time did I eat anything common or unclean;'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:15 - and there is a voice again a second time unto him: 'What God did cleanse, thou, declare not thou common;'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:16 - and this was done thrice, and again was the vessel received up to the heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:17 - And as Peter was perplexed in himself what the vision that he saw might be, then, lo, the men who have been sent from Cornelius, having made inquiry for the house of Simon, stood at the gate,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:18 - and having called, they were asking if Simon, who is surnamed Peter, doth lodge here?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:19 - And Peter thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, 'Lo, three men do seek thee;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:20 - but having risen, go down and go on with them, nothing doubting, because I have sent them;'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:21 - and Peter having come down unto the men who have been sent from Cornelius unto him, said, 'Lo, I am he whom ye seek, what is the cause for which ye are present?'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:22 - And they said, 'Cornelius, a centurion, a man righteous and fearing God, well testified to, also, by all the nation of the Jews, was divinely warned by a holy messenger to send for thee, to his house, and to hear sayings from thee.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:23 - Having called them in, therefore, he lodged them, and on the morrow Peter went forth with them, and certain of the brethren from Joppa went with him,

Peter at Caesarea

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:24 - and on the morrow they did enter into Cesarea; and Cornelius was waiting for them, having called together his kindred and near friends,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:25 - and as it came that Peter entered in, Cornelius having met him, having fallen at his feet, did bow before him;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:26 - and Peter raised him, saying, 'Stand up; I also myself am a man;'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:27 - and talking with him he went in, and doth find many having come together.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:28 - And he said unto them, 'Ye know how it is unlawful for a man, a Jew, to keep company with, or to come unto, one of another race, but to me God did shew to call no man common or unclean;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:29 - therefore also without gainsaying I came, having been sent for; I ask, therefore, for what matter ye did send for me?'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:30 - And Cornelius said, 'Four days ago till this hour, I was fasting, and at the ninth hour praying in my house, and, lo, a man stood before me in bright clothing,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:31 - and he said, Cornelius, thy prayer was heard, and thy kind acts were remembered before God;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:32 - send, therefore, to Joppa, and call for Simon, who is surnamed Peter; this one doth lodge in the house of Simon a tanner, by the sea, who having come, shall speak to thee;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:33 - at once, therefore, I sent to thee; thou also didst do well, having come; now, therefore, are we all before God present to hear all things that have been commanded thee by God.'

Gentiles Hear Good News

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:34 - And Peter having opened his mouth, said, 'Of a truth, I perceive that God is no respecter of persons,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:35 - but in every nation he who is fearing Him, and is working righteousness, is acceptable to Him;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:36 - the word that he sent to the sons of Israel, proclaiming good news -- peace through Jesus Christ (this one is Lord of all,)
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:37 - ye -- ye have known; -- the word that came throughout all Judea, having begun from Galilee, after the baptism that John preached;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:38 - Jesus who is from Nazareth -- how God did anoint him with the Holy Spirit and power; who went through, doing good, and healing all those oppressed by the devil, because God was with him;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:39 - and we -- we are witnesses of all things that he did, both in the country of the Jews, and in Jerusalem, -- whom they did slay, having hanged upon a tree.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:40 - 'This one God did raise up the third day, and gave him to become manifest,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:41 - not to all the people, but to witnesses, to those having been chosen before by God -- to us who did eat with him, and did drink with him, after his rising out of the dead;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:42 - and he commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify fully that it is he who hath been ordained by God judge of living and dead --
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:43 - to this one do all the prophets testify, that through his name every one that is believing in him doth receive remission of sins.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:44 - While Peter is yet speaking these sayings, the Holy spirit fell upon all those hearing the word,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:45 - and those of the circumcision believing were astonished -- as many as came with Peter -- because also upon the nations the gift of the Holy Spirit hath been poured out,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:46 - for they were hearing them speaking with tongues and magnifying God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:47 - Then answered Peter, 'The water is any one able to forbid, that these may not be baptized, who the Holy Spirit did receive -- even as also we?'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:48 - he commanded them also to be baptized in the name of the Lord; then they besought him to remain certain days.

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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