Cornelius, a devout man,
Acts 10:1 There was a certain man in Cesaria, called Cornelius, a captaine of the souldiers of Italy, Acts 10:2 a deuout man, & one þt feared God wt al his houshold whiche gaue much almes to the people, and prayed God alway. Acts 10:3 The same man saw in a vision euydently aboute the ninth houre of the daye, an aungel of God commyng in to hym, and saiyng vnto him: Cornelius. Acts 10:4 When he loked on hym he was afraid and said, what is it Lord? He sayed vnto hym: Thy prayers and all thy almeses are come vp into remembraunce before God.
being commanded by an angel, sendeth for Peter:
Acts 10:5 And now send men to Ioppa and call for one, Symon named also Peter. Acts 10:6 He lodgeth wt one Symon a tanner, whose house is by the sea syde. He shall tell the, what thou oughtest to do. Acts 10:7 When the aungell whiche spake vnto Cornelius, was departed, he called two of his housholde seruauntes, and a deuout souldier of them that waited on him Acts 10:8 and told them all the mater, and sent them to Ioppa.
Acts 10:9 On the morow as they wente on theyr iourneye, and drewe nye vnto the cytie, Peter wente vp into the toppe of the house to praye about the .vi. houre. Acts 10:10 Then wexed he an houngred, and woulde 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 certaine vessel come doune vnto hym as it had bene a greate sheete knyte at the .iiij. corners, and was let doune to the earth, Acts 10:12 wherin were all maner of .iiij. foted beastes of the earth, and vermen and wormes, and foules of the ayer. Acts 10:13 And ther came a voyce to hym: ryse Peter kyll and eate. Acts 10:14 But Peter sayed: God forbydde Lorde, for I haue neuer eaten anye thynge that is comen or vncleane.
is taught not to despise the Gentiles.
Acts 10:15 And the voyce spake vnto hym agayne the seconde tyme: what God hath clensed, that make thou not commen. Acts 10:16 This was done thrise, and the vessell was receyued vp againe into heauen. Acts 10:17 While Peter mused in himself: what this vision, whiche he had sene, meant: beholde, the men whiche were sente from Cornelius had made inquiraunce for Simons house, & stode before the dore. Acts 10:18 And called oute one and axed, whither Simon, whiche was also called Peter were lodged there.
Acts 10:19 While Peter thoughte on thys vision, the spyryte sayed vnto hym: Beholde men seke the, Acts 10:20 aryse therfore, get the doune, and go with them, and doubt not, for I haue sent them, Acts 10:21 Peter went doune to the men, whiche were sent vnto hym from Cornelius, and saide. Beholde, I am he whom ye seke, what is the cause, wherfore ye are come? Acts 10:22 And they sayde vnto him: Cornelius the captaine, a iuste man, and one that feareth God, and of good reporte amonge al the people of the Iewes, was warned by an holye aungel to sende for the into hys house, and to heare wordes of the. Acts 10:23 Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the morowe Peter wente awaye wyth them, and certaine brethren from Ioppa accompanyed him. Acts 10:24 And the thyrd daye entred they into Cesaria. And Cornelius wayted for them, and had called together his kinsmen, and speciall frendes. Acts 10:25 And as it chaunsed Peter to come in, Cornelius met him, and fel doune at his fete, and worshipped him. Acts 10:26 But Peter toke him vp saiynge: stand vp: for euen I me selfe am a man. Acts 10:27 And as he talked wyth him he came in, and founde manye that were come together. Acts 10:28 And he sayde vnto them: Ye knowe howe that it is an vnlawfull thynge for a man that is a Iewe, to companye or come vnto an aliaunte: but God hath shewed me that I should not cal any man commen, or vncleane: Acts 10:29 therfore came I vnto you wyth out saiynge naye, assone as I was sente for I axe therfore, for what intente haue ye sent for me? Acts 10:30 And Cornelius sayde: Thys daye nowe .iiij. dayes I fasted and at the nynthe houre I prayde in my house: and beholde, a man stode before me in brighte clothinge, Acts 10:31 and sayd: Cornelius, thy prayer is hearde, and thine almes deades are had in remembraunce in the sight of God. Acts 10:32 Send therfore to Ioppa, and call for Simon whiche is also called Peter. He is lodged in the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea syde, the which assone as he is come, shall speake vnto the. Acts 10:33 Then sent I for the immediatly, and thou hast wel done for to come. Nowe are we all here present before God, to heare al thinges that are commaunded vnto the of God.
As he preacheth Christ to Cornelius and his company,
Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened hys mouth and saide: Of a trueth I perceyue, that God is not partyall, Acts 10:35 but in all people he that feareth hym and worketh rightuousnes, is accepted wyth hym. Acts 10:36 Ye knowe the preachinge that God sent vnto the chyldren of Israel, preachynge peace by Iesus Christe, whiche is Lorde ouer all thinges. Acts 10:37 Whiche preaching was published thorow out all Iewry, and beganne in Galile, after the baptisme, whiche Iohn preached, Acts 10:38 howe God had annoynted Iesus of Nazareth wyth the holy ghost, and wyth power. Whiche Iesus went about doynge good, and healinge all that were oppressed of the deuils for God was wyth him. Acts 10:39 And we are witnesses of al thinges whiche he did in the lande of the Iewes and at Ierusalem: whom they slewe and honge on tree. Acts 10:40 Hym God reysed vp the thyrd daye, and shewed hym openlye, Acts 10:41 not to all the people, but vnto vs witnesses chosen before of God, whiche eate and dronke wyth him, after he arose from death. Acts 10:42 And he commaunded vs to preache vnto the people & testifye that it is he that is ordeined of God a iudge of quicke and deade. Acts 10:43 To hym geue all the Prophetes witnes, that thorowe hys name, all that beleue in hym, shall receyue remission of sinnes.
the Holy Ghost falleth on them,
Acts 10:44 Whyle Peter yet spake these wordes the holye Ghoste fel on all them whyche hearde the preaching. Acts 10:45 And they of the circumcision, whyche beleued, were astonied, as manye as came wyth Peter, because that on the Gentils, also was shede out the gyfte of þe holy ghoste. Acts 10:46 For they heard them speake wyth tounges & magnified God. Then aunswered Peter. Acts 10:47 Can anye man forbydde water that these shoulde not be baptysed, whiche haue receyued the holye ghoste as well as we?
and they are baptized.
Acts 10:48 And he commaunded them to be baptysed in the name of the Lorde. Then prayed they hym to tarye a fewe dayes.