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Passage Lookup: Acts 10:1-33


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Acts 10:1
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At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment.
Acts 10:2
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He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.
Acts 10:3
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One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!”
Acts 10:4
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Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” he asked. The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.
Acts 10:5
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Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter.
Acts 10:6
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He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea.”
Acts 10:7
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When the angel who spoke to him had gone, Cornelius called two of his servants and a devout soldier who was one of his attendants.
Acts 10:8
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He told them everything that had happened and sent them to Joppa.
Acts 10:9
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About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray.
Acts 10:10
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He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance.
Acts 10:11
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He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners.
Acts 10:12
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It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds.
Acts 10:13
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Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.”
Acts 10:14
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“Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.”
Acts 10:15
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The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”
Acts 10:16
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This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.
Acts 10:17
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While Peter was wondering about the meaning of the vision, the men sent by Cornelius found out where Simon’s house was and stopped at the gate.
Acts 10:18
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They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there.
Acts 10:19
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While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Simon, three[1] men are looking for you.
Acts 10:20
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So get up and go downstairs. Do not hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them.”
Acts 10:21
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Peter went down and said to the men, “I’m the one you’re looking for. Why have you come?”
Acts 10:22
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The men replied, “We have come from Cornelius the centurion. He is a righteous and God-fearing man, who is respected by all the Jewish people. A holy angel told him to ask you to come to his house so that he could hear what you have to say.”
Acts 10:23
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Then Peter invited the men into the house to be his guests. The next day Peter started out with them, and some of the believers from Joppa went along.
Acts 10:24
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The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends.
Acts 10:25
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As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence.
Acts 10:26
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But Peter made him get up. “Stand up,” he said, “I am only a man myself.”
Acts 10:27
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While talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people.
Acts 10:28
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He said to them: “You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with or visit a Gentile. But God has shown me that I should not call anyone impure or unclean.
Acts 10:29
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So when I was sent for, I came without raising any objection. May I ask why you sent for me?”
Acts 10:30
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Cornelius answered: “Three days ago I was in my house praying at this hour, at three in the afternoon. Suddenly a man in shining clothes stood before me
Acts 10:31
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and said, ‘Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor.
Acts 10:32
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Send to Joppa for Simon who is called Peter. He is a guest in the home of Simon the tanner, who lives by the sea.’
Acts 10:33
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So I sent for you immediately, and it was good of you to come. Now we are all here in the presence of God to listen to everything the Lord has commanded you to tell us.”
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