OF THE APOSTLES
OF THE APOSTLES
16. The Spreading to the Gentiles
a. Cornelius's Vision
5 And now send men to Joppa and send for a certain Simon, who is surnamed Peter;
6 This man is lodging with a certain Simon, a atanner, whose house is by the sea.
7 And when the angel who was speaking to him went away, he called two of his household servants and a devout soldier of those who waited on him;
8 And relating all things to them, he sent them to Joppa.
b. Peter's Vision
12 In which were all the four-footed 1animals and reptiles of the earth and birds of heaven.
13 And a voice came to him: Rise up, Peter; slay and 1eat!
16 And this occurred three times; and immediately the vessel was taken up into heaven.
c. Peter's Visit
17 Now as Peter was utterly perplexed in himself as to what the 1avision which he had seen might be, behold, the men who were sent by Cornelius, having made diligent inquiry for Simon's house, stood at the gate.
18 And they called out and inquired whether Simon, who is surnamed Peter, was lodging there.
19 And while Peter was pondering over the vision, the aSpirit said to him, Behold, there are three men seeking you.
20 But rise up, go down and go with them, doubting nothing, because 1I have sent them.
21 And Peter went down to the men and said, Behold, I am he whom you seek; what is the cause for which you have come?
22 And they said, Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous man and one who afears God and is bwell attested to by the whole nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a choly angel to send for you to come to his house and hear dwords from you.
24 And on the next day they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius was awaiting them, having called together his relatives and intimate friends.
25 And when Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and afalling at his feet, worshipped him.
26 But Peter raised him up, saying, Rise up; I myself am also a aman.
27 And as he talked with him, he entered and found many who had come together.
28 And he said to them, You understand that it is unlawful for a man who is a Jew to join himself to or come near one of aanother race; yet God has shown me that I should not call any 1man bcommon or unclean.
29 Hence, even without objection I came when I had been sent for. I ask therefore, For what reason have you sent for me?
30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago to this hour I was praying at the ninth hour in my house, and behold, a man stood before me ain bright clothing,
32 Send therefore to Joppa and call for Simon, who is surnamed Peter; this man is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea.
33 Therefore I sent men at once to you, and you have done nobly in coming. Now therefore we all are present before God to hear all the things that have been commanded to you by the Lord.
d. Peter's Message
34 And opening his mouth, Peter said, In truth I perceive that God is not a arespecter of persons,
38 Jesus, the One from aNazareth, how God banointed Him with the Holy cSpirit and with dpower, who went about doing good and healing all those who were being eoppressed by the devil, for God was fwith Him.
e. The Gentile Believers' Baptism in the Holy Spirit