1A man was in Caesarea, Cornelius by name, a centurion of the company of knights, that is said of Italy;
2a religious man, and dreading the Lord, with all his household; doing many alms to the people, and praying the Lord evermore.
3This saw in a vision openly, as in the ninth hour of the day, [or noon], an angel of God entering in to him, and saying to him, Cornelius.
4And he beheld him, and was adread, and said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said to him, Thy prayers and thine alms-deeds have gone up into mind, in the sight of the Lord.
5And now send thou men into Joppa, and call one Simon, that is named Peter.
6This is harboured at a man, Simon, currier, [or tanner], whose house is beside the sea. This shall say to thee, what it behooveth thee to do.
7And when the angel that spake to him, was gone away [or had gone away], he called two men of his house, and a knight that dreaded the Lord, which were at his bidding [or that obeyed to him].
8And when he had told to them all these things, he sent them into Joppa.
9And on the day pursuing, while they made journey, and nighed to the city, Peter went up into the highest place of the house to pray, about the sixth hour.
10And when he was hungered, he would have eaten. But while they made ready, a ravishing of the spirit [or an excess of soul] felled on him;
11and he saw heaven opened, and a vessel coming down, as a great sheet with four corners [or with four cords], to be let down from heaven into earth,
12in which were all four-footed beasts, and creeping [things] of the earth, and volatiles of heaven, [either of the air].
13And a voice was made to him, Rise thou, Peter, and slay, and eat.
14And Peter said, Lord, forbid [it], for I never eat any common thing, and unclean.
15And again the second time the voice was made to him, That thing that God hath cleansed, say thou not unclean.
16And this thing was done by thrice; and anon the vessel was received again into heaven.
17And while that Peter doubted within himself, what the vision was that he saw, lo! the men, that were sent from Cornelius, sought the house of Simon, and stood at the gate.
18And when they had called, they asked if Simon, that is named Peter, had there harbour.
19And while Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said to him, Lo! three men seek thee.
20Therefore rise thou, and go down, and go with them, and doubt thou nothing, for I sent them.
21And Peter came down to the men, and said, Lo! I am, whom ye seek; what is the cause, for which ye be come? [or ye have come?]
22And they said, Cornelius, the centurion, a just man, and dreading God, and having good witnessing of all the folk of Jews, took answer of an holy angel, to call thee into his house, and to hear words of thee.
23Therefore he led them in, and received in harbour; and that night they dwelled with him. And in the day pursuing he rose, and went forth with them; and some of the brethren followed him from Joppa [or some of brethren from Joppa followed him], that they be witnesses to Peter.
24And the tother day, he entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius abode them, with his cousins, and necessary friends, that were called together.
25And it was done, when Peter was come in [or when Peter had entered], Cornelius came meeting him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.
26But Peter raised him, and said, Arise thou, also I myself am a man, as thou.
27And he spake with him, and went in, and found many that were come together.
28And he said to them, Ye know, how abominable it is to a Jew, to be joined either to come to an alien; but God showed to me, that no man say a man common, either unclean.
29For which thing I came, when I was called, without doubting. There-fore I ask you, for what cause have ye called me?
30And Cornelius said, Today, four days into this hour [or From the fourth day passed till to this hour], I was praying and fasting in the ninth hour in mine house. And lo! a man stood before me in a white cloth,
31and said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms-deeds be in mind in the sight of God.
32Therefore send thou into Joppa, and call Simon, that is named Peter; this is harboured in the house of Simon currier, beside the sea. This, when he shall come, shall speak to thee.
33Therefore anon I sent to thee, and thou didest well in coming to us. Now therefore we all be present in thy sight, to hear the words, whatever be commanded to thee of the Lord.
34And Peter opened his mouth, and said, In truth I have found, that God is no acceptor of persons;
35but in each folk he that dreadeth God, and worketh rightwiseness, is acceptable to him.
36God sent a word to the children of Israel, showing peace by Jesus Christ; this is [the] Lord of all things [or of all men].
37Ye know the word that is made through all Judea, and began at Galilee, after the baptism that John preached, Jesus of Nazareth;
38how God anointed him with the Holy Ghost, and virtue; which passed forth in doing well [or in well-doing], and healing all men oppressed of the devil, for God was with him.
39And we be witnesses of all things, which he did in the country of Jews, and of Jerusalem; whom they slew, hanging on a tree.
40And God raised this in the third day, and gave him to be made known,
41not to all the people, but to witnesses before-ordained of God; to us that ate and drank with him, after that he rose again from death.
42And he commanded to us to preach to the people, and to witness, that he it is, that is ordained of God doomsman of the quick and of the dead.
43To this all prophets bear witness-ing [or bear witness], that all men that believe in him, shall receive remission of sins by his name.
44And yet while that Peter spake these words, the Holy Ghost felled on all that heard the word.
45And the faithful men of circumcision, that came with Peter, wondered, that also into nations the grace of the Holy Ghost is shed out.
46For they heard them speaking in languages [or with tongues], and magnifying God. Then Peter answered,
47Whether any man may forbid water, that these be not baptized, that have also received the Holy Ghost as we?
48And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then they prayed him, that he should dwell with them some days.