God is Not Respecter of Persons - Acts 10

Acts 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,  

Acts 10:2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all  his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed  to God alway. 

Acts 10:3 He saw in a vision evidently about the  ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and  saying unto him, Cornelius. 

Acts 10:4 And when he looked on  him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said  unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a  memorial before God. 

Acts 10:5 And now send men to Joppa,  and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter: 

Acts 10:6  He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the  sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do. 

Acts 10:7  And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was  departed, he called two of his household servants, and a  devout soldier of them that waited on him continually;  

Acts 10:8 And when he had declared all these things unto  them, he sent them to Joppa.  

Acts 10:9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and  drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to  pray about the sixth hour: 

Acts 10:10 And he became very  hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready,  he fell into a trance, 


Acts 10:11 And saw heaven opened, and a  certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great  sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:  

Acts 10:12 Wherein were all manner of four footed beasts of  the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of  the air. 

Acts 10:13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter;  kill, and eat. 

Acts 10:14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I  have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.  

Acts 10:15 And the voice spake unto him again the second  time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.  

Acts 10:16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received  up again into heaven. 

Acts 10:17 Now while Peter doubted in  himself what this vision which he had seen should mean,  behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made  enquiry for Simon’s house, and stood before the gate,  

Acts 10:18 And called, and asked whether Simon, which was  surnamed Peter, were lodged there.  

Acts 10:19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said  unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. 

Acts 10:20 Arise  therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting  nothing: for I have sent them. 

Acts 10:21 Then Peter went  down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius;  and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause  wherefore ye are come? 

Acts 10:22 And they said, Cornelius  the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of  good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned  from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house,  and to hear words of thee. 

Acts 10:23 Then called he them in,  and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away  with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied  him. 

Acts 10:24 And the morrow after they entered into  Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and had called  together his kinsmen and near friends. 

Acts 10:25 And as Peter  was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet,  and worshipped him. 

Acts 10:26 But Peter took him up,  saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man. 

Acts 10:27 And as  he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were  come together. 

Acts 10:28 And he said unto them, Ye know  how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to  keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God  hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or  unclean. 

Acts 10:29 Therefore came I unto you without  gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for  what intent ye have sent for me? 

Acts 10:30 And Cornelius  said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the  ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood  before me in bright clothing, 

Acts 10:31 And said, Cornelius,  thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance  in the sight of God. 

Acts 10:32 Send therefore to Joppa, and  call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is lodged in  the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea side: who,  when he cometh, shall speak unto thee. 

Acts 10:33  Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well  done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here  present before God, to hear all things that are commanded  thee of God.   

Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a  truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 

Acts 10:35  But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh  righteousness, is accepted with him. 

Acts 10:36 The word  which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching  peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) 

Acts 10:37 That  word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all  Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which  John preached; 

Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of  Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went  about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the  devil; for God was with him. 

Acts 10:39 And we are witnesses  of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and  in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:  

Acts 10:40 Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him  openly; 

Acts 10:41 Not to all the people, but unto witnesses  chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink  with him after he rose from the dead. 

Acts 10:42 And he  commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that  it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of  quick and dead. 

Acts 10:43 To him give all the prophets  witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him  shall receive remission of sins.  

Acts 10:44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy  Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. 

Acts 10:45 And  they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as  many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also  was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. 

Acts 10:46 For they  heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then  answered Peter, 

Acts 10:47 Can any man forbid water, that  these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy  Ghost as well as we? 

Acts 10:48 And he commanded them to  be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him  to tarry certain days.  KJV