Atos 10

1 A man and certain in Caesarea, by name Cornelius, a centurion of a cohort that being called Italian,

2 pious and fearing the God with all the house of himself, doing and alms many to the people, and praying of the God always;

3 he saw in a vision clearly, about hour ninth of the day, a messenger of the God having come to him, and saying to him: O Cornelius.

4 He and having looked steadily to him and afraid becoming, he said: What is it, O sir? He said and to him: The prayers of thee and the alms of thee went up for a memorial before the God.

5 And now send into Joppa men, and send after Simon, who is surnamed Peter,

6 he lodges with one Simon a tanner, to whom is a house by sea.

7 When and went away the messenger, that speaking to him, having called two of the house servants of himself, and a soldier pious of those constantly attending him,

8 and having related to them all things, he sent them into the Joppa.

9 On the and morrow, pursuing the journey of them, and to the city drawing near, went up Peter to the roof to pray, about hour sixth.

10 He became and very hungry, and wished to eat; making ready and of them, fell on him a trance,

11 and he beholds the heaven having been opened, and coming down a vessel certain like a sheet great, four ends having bound, and being lowered down to the earth;

12 In which were all the four–footed beasts of the earth and the wild beasts and the creeping things and the birds of the heaven;

13 and came a voice to him: Having arisen, O Peter, sacrifice and eat.

14 The but Peter said: By no means, O Lord; because never I ate any thing common or unclean.

15 And a voice again a second time to him: What the God has cleansed, thou not pollute.

16 This and was done for three times; and again was taken up the vessel into the heaven.

17 As and in himself was pondering the Peter, what might be the vision which he saw, even lo, the men those being sent from the Cornelius, having inquired for the house of Simon, stood at the gate;

18 and having called aloud they asked, if Simon he being called Peter here lodges.

19 The and Peter reflecting concerning the vision, said to him the spirit: Lo, men three are seeking thee;

20 but having arisen do thou go down, and go with them, nothing doubting because I have sent them.

21 Having gone down but Peter to the men, said: Lo, I am, whom you seek; what the cause, on account of which you are present?

22 They and said: Cornelius a centurion, a man just and fearing the God, being testified of and by whole of the nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a messenger holy, to send after thee to the house of himself, and to hear words from thee.

23 Having called in then them he lodged. On the and morrow having arisen he went out with them, and some of the brethren, those from Joppa, went with him.

24 And on the morrow they entered into the Caesarea. The and Cornelius was expecting them, having assembled the relatives of himself and the intimate friends.

25 When and came the to enter the Peter, having met him the Cornelius, having fallen to the feet, he worshipped.

26 The but Peter him raised up, saying: Do thou arise; also I myself a man am.

27 And talking with him, he went in, and finds having been assembled many.

28 He said and to them: You know, how unlawful it is for a man a Jew, to unite or come near to a foreigner; and to me the God has shown, not common or unclean to say a man.

29 Therefore also without hesitation I came having been sent after. I ask therefore, for what reason you sent after me?

30 And the Cornelius said: From four days till this the hour, I was fasting, and the ninth hour praying in the house of me; and lo, a man, stood before me in clothing shining,

31 and he said: O Cornelius, heard of thee the prayer, and the alms of thee are remembered before the God.

32 Send therefore into Joppa, and call for Simon who is surnamed Peter; he lodges in a house of Simon a tanner by sea.; who having come will speak to thee.

33 Immediately therefore I sent to thee; thou and well didst having come. Now therefore all we before the God are present, to hear all the things having been commanded thee by the God.

34 Having opened and Peter the mouth, said: In truth I perceive, that not is a respecter of persons the God;

35 but in every nation he fearing him, and working righteousness, acceptable to him is.

36 The word which he sent to the sons of Israel, proclaiming glad tidings of peace through Jesus Anointed; this is of all a Lord.

37 You know that having been a spoken word in whole of the Judea beginning from the Galilee, after the dipping which was preached of John;

38 Jesus that from Nazareth, how anointed him the God with spirit holy and power, who went about doing good and curing all those being oppressed by the accuser, because the God was with him;

39 and we witnesses of all, which he did in both the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem; whom also they killed having hanged on a cross.

40 This the God raised up the third day, and gave him manifest to become,

41 not to all the people, but to witnesses to those having been chosen before by the God, to us, who ate with and drank with him after that to have raised him out of the dead ones.

42 And he commanded us, to publish to the people and to fully testify that he is the having been appointed by the God a judge of living ones and of dead ones.

43 To him all the prophets bear testimony, forgiveness of sins to receive through the name of him every one the believing into him.

44 While speaking the Peter the words these, fell the spirit the holy on all those hearing the word.

45 And were astonished those of circumcision believers as many as came with the Peter, because also on the Gentiles the gift of the holy spirit has been poured out;

46 they heard for them speaking with tongues, and magnifying the God. Then answered the Peter:

47 Not the water to forbid is able any that not to be dipped these, who the spirit the holy received as even we?

48 He directed and them to be dipped in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to remain days some.