Cornelius, a devout man,
Acts 10:1 Ther was a certayne man in Cesarea called Cornelius a captayne of ye soudiers of Italy Acts 10:2 a devoute man and one yt feared God wt all his housholde which gave moche almes to the people and prayde God alwaye. Acts 10:3 The same man sawe in a vision evydetly aboute ye nynthe houre of ye daye an angell of god comynge into him and sayinge vnto him: Cornelius. Acts 10:4 When he looked on him he was afrayde and sayde: what is it lorde? He sayde vnto him. Thy prayers and thy almeses ar come vp into remembraunce before God.
being commanded by an angel, sendeth for Peter:
Acts 10:5 And now sende men to Ioppa and call for one Simon named also Peter. Acts 10:6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner whose housse is by ye see syde. He shall tell the what thou oughtest to doo. Acts 10:7 When the angell which spake vnto Cornelius was departed he called two of his housholde servauntes and a devoute soudier of them that wayted on him Acts 10:8 and tolde them all the mater and sent them to Ioppa.
Acts 10:9 On the morowe as they wet on their iorney and drewe nye vnto the cite Peter went vp into the toppe of ye housse to praye aboute the .vi. houre. Acts 10:10 Then wexed he an hongred and wolde have eate. But whyll they made redy. He fell into a trauce
who by a vision,
Acts 10:11 and sawe heven opened and a certayne vessell come doune vnto him as it had bene a greate shete knyt at the .iiii. corners and was let doune to the erth Acts 10:12 where in wer all maner of .iiii. foted beastes of the erth and vermen and wormes and foules of the ayer. Acts 10:13 And ther came a voyce to him: ryse Peter kyll and eate. Acts 10:14 But Peter sayde: God forbyd Lorde for I have never eaten eny thinge that is comen or vnclene.
is taught not to despise the Gentiles.
Acts 10:15 And the voyce spake vnto him agayne the seconde tyme: what God hath clensed that make thou not comen. Acts 10:16 This was done thryse and the vessell was receaved vp agayne into heven. Acts 10:17 Whyle Peter mused in him selfe what this vision which he had sene meant beholde the men which were sent from Cornelius had made inquirance for Simons housse and stode before the dore. Acts 10:18 And called out won and axed whether Simon which was also called Peter were lodged there.
Acts 10:19 Whyll Peter thought on this vision the sprete sayde vnto him: Beholde men seke the: Acts 10:20 aryse therfore get the doune and goo with them and doute not. For I have sent them. Acts 10:21 Peter went doune to ye men which were sent vnto him from Cornelius and sayde 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 captayne a iust man and won that feareth God and of good reporte amonge all the people of the Iewes was warned by an holy angell to sende for the into his housse and to heare wordes of the. Acts 10:23 Then called he them in and lodged them. And on ye morowe Peter wet awaye with them and certayne brethren from Ioppa accompanyed hym. Acts 10:24 And the thyrd daye entred they into Cesaria. And Cornelius wayted for them and had called to gether his kynsmen and speciall frendes. Acts 10:25 And as it chaunsed Peter to come in Cornelius met hym and fell doune at his fete and worshipped hym. Acts 10:26 But Peter toke him vp sayinge: stonde vp: for evyn I my silfe am a ma. Acts 10:27 And as he talked with him he cam in and founde many that were come to gether. Acts 10:28 And he sayde vnto them: Ye do knowe how that yt ys an vnlawfull thynge for a man that is a Iewe to company or come vnto an alient: But god hath shewed me that I shuld not call eny man commen or vnclene: Acts 10:29 therfore came I vnto you with oute sayege naye assone as I was sent for. I axe therfore for what intent have ye sent for me? Acts 10:30 And Cornelius sayde: This daye now .iiii. dayes I fasted and at the nynthe houre I prayde in my housse: and beholde a man stode before me in bright clothynge Acts 10:31 and sayde: Cornelius thy prayer is hearde and thyne almes dedes are had in remembraunce in the sight of God. Acts 10:32 Sende therfore to Ioppa and call for Simon which is also called Peter. He is lodged in the housse of one Simon a tanner by the see syde ye wich assone as he is come shall speake vnto ye. Acts 10:33 Then sent I for ye immediatly and thou hast well done for to come. Now are we all here present before god to heare all thynges yt 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 trueth I perseave that God is not parciall Acts 10:35 but in all people he that feareth him and worketh rightewesnes is accepted with him. Acts 10:36 Ye knowe the preachynge that God sent vnto the chyldren of Israel preachinge peace by Iesus Christe (which is Lorde over all thinges): Acts 10:37 Which preachinge was published thorow oute all Iewrye and begane in Galile after the baptyme which Iohn preached Acts 10:38 how God had annoynted Iesus of Nazareth with the holy goost and with power which Iesus went aboute doinge good and healynge all yt were oppressed of the develles for God was with him. Acts 10:39 And we are witnesses of all thinges which he dyd in the londe of the Iewes and at Ierusalem whom they slew and honge on tree. Acts 10:40 Him God reysed vp ye thyrde daye and shewed him openly Acts 10:41 not to all the people but vnto vs witnesses chosyn before of God which ate and dronke with him after he arose from deeth. Acts 10:42 And he comaunded vs to preache vnto the people and testifie that it is he that is ordened of God a iudge of quycke and deed. Acts 10:43 To him geve all the Prophetes witnes that thorowe his name shall receave remission of synnes all that beleve in him.
the Holy Ghost falleth on them,
Acts 10:44 Whyle Peter yet spake these wordes the holy gost fell on all them which hearde the preachinge. Acts 10:45 And they of ye circucision which beleved were astonyed as many as came wt Peter because that on the Gentyls also was sheed oute ye gyfte of the holy gost. Acts 10:46 For they hearde them speake with tonges and magnify God. Then answered Peter: Acts 10:47 can eny man forbyd water that these shuld not be baptised which have receaved the holy goost as well as we?
and they are baptized.
Acts 10:48 And he comaunded them to be baptysed in the name of the Lorde. Then prayde they him to tary a feawe dayes.