Modern Literal Version
[Acts 10]




     {40 AD. Caesarea.}



     10:1 Now there was a certain man in Caesarea, Cornelius by name, a centurion of what is called the Italian cohort {600 soldiers}, 10:2 a devout man, who feared God together with all his house and doing much charity for the people and always beseeching God. 10:3 He saw openly in a vision, atapproximately the ninth hour {i.e. 3:00 PM} of the day, a messenger of God who came to him and said to him, Cornelius.



     10:4 But having stared at him and becoming fearful, said, What is it, Lord?



     But he said to him, Your prayers and your charity have gone up *for a memorial in God's sight.10:5 And now send men to Joppa and send for Simon, who is surnamed Peter. 10:6 He is lodging with a certain Simon, a tanner, whose house is beside the sea. {T}He will tell you something that is essential for you to do.10:7 Now as the messenger, the one who had been speaking to Cornelius, went away, he summoned two of his domestic servants and a devout soldier of those who are persevering with him; 10:8 and having described all these things to them, he sent them to Joppa.




     {40 AD. Joppa.}



     10:9 Now on the next-day, while those men are traveling and drawing near to the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray, around the sixth hour {i.e. Noon}. 10:10 Now he became very hungry and wished to eat, but when* those men were preparing the food, a trance fell upon him. 10:11 And he views the heaven having opened and a certain vessel coming down, like a great sheet having been bound and being dropped down by four edges upon the earth; 10:12 in which were* all kinds of four footed mammals and beasts and reptiles of the earth and birds of the heaven. 10:13 And there came*a voice to him, Sacrifice and eat when* you stand up Peter.



     10:14 But Peter said, Not-so, Lord, because I have never* eaten anything, common or unclean.



     10:15 And a voice came to him again the second-time, What God has cleansed, you, do not make common.10:16 But this happened three-times and again the vessel was received up into heaven.



     10:17 Now as Peter was perplexed in himself what the vision which he had seen might be. And behold, the men who had been sent from Cornelius, having made inquiry for Simon's house, stood at the gate, 10:18 and having summoned them, they were inquiring if Simon, who is surnamed Peter, is lodged here.



     10:19 But when* Peter was contemplating concerning the vision, the Spirit said to him, Behold, men are seeking you.10:20But when* you stand up, go down and travel together with them, judging nothing, because I have sent them.



     10:21 Now Peter went down to the men {T}who were sent from Cornelius to him and said, Behold, I am he whom youĎ are seeking. What is the cause through which youĎ are here?



     10:22 Now they said, Cornelius a centurion, a righteous man and fearing God, being well testified of by the whole nation of the Jews, was divinely-warned by a holy messenger to send for you tocome to his house and to hear words from you. 10:23 Therefore he invited them in and lodged them.




     {40 AD. Caesarea.}



     Now on the next-day Peter came out and went together with them and some of the brethren from Joppa went together with him. 10:24 And on the next-day they entered into Caesarea. Now Cornelius was expecting them, having called together his relatives and his intimate friends. 10:25 Now it happened, as Peter entered in, Cornelius, having met him, and having fallen down upon his feet, worshiped him. 10:26 But Peter lifted him up, saying, Stand up; I am also a man. 10:27 And whileconversing together with him, he entered and finds many have gathered together. 10:28 And he said to them, YouĎ yourselves know how it is an illegal thing for a man who is a Jew to be joined or to come to heathen, and yet God showed to me to speak of no man as common or unclean. 10:29 Hence also, undeniably I came, having been sent for. Therefore I am inquiring, for what reason did youĎsend for me?




     10:30 And Cornelius said, Four days till this hour, I was fasting and praying in the ninth hour {i.e. 3:00 PM} in my house, and behold, a man stood in my sight in bright apparel, 10:31 and says, Cornelius, your prayer is heard and your charity is remembered in God's sight. 10:32 Therefore send to Joppa, and call to you Simon, who is surnamed Peter; he is lodged in the house of Simon, a tanner, besidethe sea. When* he comes; he will be speaking to you. 10:33 Therefore, promptly I sent for you, and having come, you did well. Therefore, now we are all here in God's sight, to hear all things which have been commanded to you by God.




          {Examples of those who were saved in the New Testament: Acts 2:14-42; 8:5-13; 8:30-39; 10:34-48; 16:13-15; 16:25-34; 18:8a; 18:8b; 19:1-7; Saul/Apostle Paul: 9:17-18, 22:6-16, 26:12-18.}



     10:34 Now Peter opened his mouth and said, In truth, I comprehend that God is not one who shows-favoritism 10:35 but in every nation, he who fears him and is working righteousness, is acceptable to him. 10:36 The word which he sent to the sons of Israel, proclaiming the good-news of peace through Jesus Christ (this one is Lord of all). 10:37 YouĎ know, the word concerning Jesus which happened throughout the whole of Judea, beginning from Galilee, after the immersion* that John preached. 10:38Jesus who was from Nazareth; how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went throughoutthe land working good* and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, because God was with him. 10:39 And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the region of the Jews and in JerusalemС whom they also assassinated, having hung him upon a tree. 10:40 God raised this one up on the third day and gave him to become manifest, 10:41 not to all the people, but to witnesses that have been assigned before by God, even to us, who ate and drank together with him after he rose* up from the dead. 10:42 And he commanded us to preach to the people and to thoroughly testify that he is the one who has been determined by God to be judge of the living and the dead. 10:43To this one, all the prophets are testifying, that through his name everyone who believes in him will be receiving forgiveness of sins.




     10:44While Peter is still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. 10:45 And the believing ones from the circumcision, were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit has also been poured out upon the Gentiles. 10:46 For* they were hearing them speak in foreign languages and extolling God.



     Then Peter answered, 10:47 Is anyone able to forbid the water, that these people should not be immersed*, who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we? 10:48 And he commanded them to be immersed* in the name of the Lord. Then they requested him to remain some days.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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