Cornelius, a devout man,
Acts 10:1 There was a certen man in Cesarea called Cornelius, a captayn of the soudyers of Italy, Acts 10:2 a deuote man, & one that feared God with all hys housholde, which gaue moch almes to the people, and prayde God all waye. Acts 10:3 The same sawe by a vision euidently (about the ninth houre of the daye) an angel of God commynge into him, and sayinge vnto him: Cornelius? Acts 10:4 When he loked on hym, he was afrayde, and sayd: what is it Lorde? He sayde vnto him: Thy prayers & thy almeses are come vp into remembraunce before God.
being commanded by an angel, sendeth for Peter:
Acts 10:5 And now sende men to Ioppa, & call for one Symon, whose syrname is Peter. Acts 10:6 He lodgeth wt one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the see syde. He shall tell þe, what thou oughtest to do. Acts 10:7 And when the angell which spake vnto hym, was departed, he called two of hys housholde seruauntes, and a deuoute soudier of them that wayted on him, Acts 10:8 and tolde them all the matter, and sent them to Ioppa.
Acts 10:9 On þe morowe as they went on their iorney, and drewe ny vnto the cytie, Peter went vp vpon the toppe of the house to praye, about the syxt houre. Acts 10:10 And when he wexed an hongred, he wolde haue eaten. But whyle they made ready, he fell into a traunce,
who by a vision,
Acts 10:11 and sawe, heauen opened, and a certen vessell come downe vnto hym, as it had bene a great shete, knyt at the foure corners, and was let downe to the earth, Acts 10:12 wherin were all maner of fourfoted beastes of the earth, & vermen and wormes & foules of the ayer. Acts 10:13 And ther came a voyce to him, rise Peter, kyl & eate. Acts 10:14 But Peter sayd: not so Lorde, for I haue neuer eaten eny thinge that is commen or vncleane.
is taught not to despise the Gentiles.
Acts 10:15 And þe voyce spake vnto him agayne the second tyme: what God hath clensed, that call not þu commen. Acts 10:16 This was done threse, and the vessell was receaued vp agayne into heauen. Acts 10:17 Whyle Peter also mused in him self what thys visyon (which he had sene) meant: beholde, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made inquirance for Simons house, and stode before the dore: Acts 10:18 and called out one, and asked whether Simon which was syrnamed Peter were lodged there.
Acts 10:19 Whyle Peter thought on the visyon, þe sprete sayd vnto him: behold, men seke the: Acts 10:20 aryse therfore, and get the downe, & go with them, & dowte not for I haue sent them. Acts 10:21 Peter went downe to the men which were sent vnto hym from Cornelius and sayd: Behold, I am he whom ye seke, what is the cause wherfore ye are come? Acts 10:22 They sayd: Cornelius þe captayne a iust man, and one that feareth God, & of good reporte amonge all the people of the Iewes, was warned by an holy angell to sende for the into his house, & to heare wordes of the. Acts 10:23 Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the morowe, Peter went awaye with them, and certayn brethren from Ioppa accompanyed hym. Acts 10:24 And the thyrde daye entred they into Cesarea. And Cornelius wayted for them, and had called togeather hys kynsmen, and speciall frendes. Acts 10:25 And as it chaunsed Peter to come in, Cornelius mete hym, and fell downe at hys fete, & worshypped hym. Acts 10:26 But Peter toke hym vp, sayinge: stande vp, I my selfe also am a man. Acts 10:27 And as he talked with him, he came in, and founde many that were come together. Acts 10:28 And he sayde vnto them: Ye knowe how that it is a vnlawful thinge for a man that is a Iewe, to company or come vnto an alient: but God hath shewed me, that I shulde not call any man commen or vncleane: Acts 10:29 therfore came I vnto you without delaye, assone as I was sent for. I aske therfore, for what intent haue ye sent for me. Acts 10:30 And Cornelius sayd: This daye now .iiij. dayes about this houre, I sat fasting, and at the nynthe houre I prayde in my house: and behold, a man stode before me in bryght clothynge, Acts 10:31 and sayde: Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thyne almes dedes are had in remembraunce in the syght of God. Acts 10:32 Sende men therfore to go to Ioppa, and call for Symon, whose syrname is Peter. He is lodged in the house of one Symon a tanner by the see syde: which assone as he is come, shall speake vnto the. Acts 10:33 Then sent I for the immediatly, & thou hast well downe, that thou art come. Nowe therfore are we all here present before God, to heare all thinges that are commaunded vnto the of God.
As he preacheth Christ to Cornelius and his company,
Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and sayde: Of a treuth I perceaue that there is no respect of persones with God, Acts 10:35 but in all people, he that feareth hym, and worketh ryghtewesnes, is accepted with him. Acts 10:36 Ye knowe the preachynge that God sent vnto the children of Israel, preachyng peace by Iesu Christ, which is Lord ouer all thynges. Acts 10:37 Which preachynge was publisshed thorowout all Iewry (and began in Galile, after the baptyme which Iohn preached) Acts 10:38 how God anoynted Iesus of Nazareth wt the holy ghost, and with power. Which Iesus went about doynge good, and healynge all þt were oppressed of the deuyll, for God was with him. Acts 10:39 And we are witnes of all thinges which he dyd in the lande of the Iewes and at Ierusalem: whom they slewe, and hanged on tre. Acts 10:40 Him God raysed vp the thyrd daye, & shewed him openly, Acts 10:41 not to all the people, but vnto vs witnesses (chosen before of God for the same intent) which dyd eate & dryncke wt him, after he arose from deeth. Acts 10:42 And he commaunded vs to preach vnto the people, and to testify that it is he, which was ordened of God to be the iudge of quycke and deed. Acts 10:43 To hym geue all the prophetes witnes, þt thorowe hys name whosoeuer beleueth in him, shall receaue remissyon of synnes.
the Holy Ghost falleth on them,
Acts 10:44 Whyle Peter yet spake these wordes, þe holy ghost fell on all them which heard þe preachyng. Acts 10:45 And they of the circumcisyon which beleued, were astonnied, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentils also was shed out the gyft of the holy ghost. Acts 10:46 For they hearde them speake with tonges, & magnify God. Then answered Peter: Acts 10:47 can eny man forbyd water, þt these shuld not be baptysed, which haue receaued the holy ghost as well as we?
and they are baptized.
Acts 10:48 And he commaunded them to be baptysed in the name of the Lord. Then prayd they him, to tary a few dayes.