Acts 10

Acts 10

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35 In every nation he accepts those who fear him and do what is right.

36 I'm sure you have heard about the Good News for the people of Israel--that there is peace with God through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.

37 You know what happened all through Judea, beginning in Galilee after John the Baptist began preaching.

38 And no doubt you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the Devil, for God was with him.

39 "And we apostles are witnesses of all he did throughout Israel and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by crucifying him,

40 but God raised him to life three days later. Then God allowed him to appear,

41 not to the general public,* but to us whom God had chosen beforehand to be his witnesses. We were those who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.1

42 And he ordered us to preach everywhere and to testify that Jesus is ordained of God to be the judge of all--the living and the dead.

43 He is the one all the prophets testified about, saying that everyone who believes in him will have their sins forgiven through his name."

44 Even as Peter was saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who had heard the message.

45 The Jewish believers who came with Peter were amazed that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out upon the Gentiles, too.

46 And there could be no doubt about it, for they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter asked,

47 "Can anyone object to their being baptized, now that they have received the Holy Spirit just as we did?"

48 So he gave orders for them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Afterward Cornelius asked him to stay with them for several days.

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1: Greek the people.

New Living Translation Bible and Notes used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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