The Holy Bible - The Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 10 (Latin)
1There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,
2A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.
3He 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.
4And 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.
5And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:
6He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.
7And 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;
8And when he had declared all these things unto them, he sent them to Joppa.
9On 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:
10And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,
11And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:
12Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
13And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.
14But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.
15And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
16This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.
17Now 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,
18And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there.
19While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.
20Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.
21Then 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?
22And 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.
23Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him.
24And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and he had called together his kinsmen and near friends.
25And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.
26But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.
27And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together.
28And 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.
29Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me?
30And 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,
31And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God.
32Send 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.
33Immediately 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.
34Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
35But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
36The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)
37That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;
38How 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.
39And 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:
40Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;
41Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.
42And 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.
43To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.
44While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.
45And 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.
46For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,
47Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
48And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.
1vir autem quidam erat in Caesarea nomine Cornelius centurio cohortis quae dicitur Italica
2religiosus et timens Deum cum omni domo sua faciens elemosynas multas plebi et deprecans Deum semper
3vidit in visu manifeste quasi hora nona diei angelum Dei introeuntem ad se et dicentem sibi Corneli
4at ille intuens eum timore correptus dixit quid est domine dixit autem illi orationes tuae et elemosynae tuae ascenderunt in memoriam in conspectu Dei
5et nunc mitte viros in Ioppen et accersi Simonem quendam qui cognominatur Petrus
6hic hospitatur apud Simonem quendam coriarium cuius est domus iuxta mare
7et cum discessisset angelus qui loquebatur illi vocavit duos domesticos suos et militem metuentem Dominum ex his qui illi parebant
8quibus cum narrasset omnia misit illos in Ioppen
9postera autem die iter illis facientibus et adpropinquantibus civitati ascendit Petrus in superiora ut oraret circa horam sextam
10et cum esuriret voluit gustare parantibus autem eis cecidit super eum mentis excessus
11et videt caelum apertum et descendens vas quoddam velut linteum magnum quattuor initiis submitti de caelo in terram
12in quo erant omnia quadrupedia et serpentia terrae et volatilia caeli
13et facta est vox ad eum surge Petre et occide et manduca
14ait autem Petrus absit Domine quia numquam manducavi omne commune et inmundum
15et vox iterum secundo ad eum quae Deus purificavit ne tu commune dixeris
16hoc autem factum est per ter et statim receptum est vas in caelum
17et dum intra se haesitaret Petrus quidnam esset visio quam vidisset ecce viri qui missi erant a Cornelio inquirentes domum Simonis adstiterunt ad ianuam
18et cum vocassent interrogabant si Simon qui cognominatur Petrus illic haberet hospitium
19Petro autem cogitante de visione dixit Spiritus ei ecce viri tres quaerunt te
20surge itaque et descende et vade cum eis nihil dubitans quia ego misi illos
21descendens autem Petrus ad viros dixit ecce ego sum quem quaeritis quae causa est propter quam venistis
22qui dixerunt Cornelius centurio vir iustus et timens Deum et testimonium habens ab universa gente Iudaeorum responsum accepit ab angelo sancto accersire te in domum suam et audire verba abs te
23introducens igitur eos recepit hospitio sequenti autem die surgens profectus est cum eis et quidam ex fratribus ab Ioppe comitati sunt eum
24altera autem die introivit Caesaream Cornelius vero expectabat illos convocatis cognatis suis et necessariis amicis
25et factum est cum introisset Petrus obvius ei Cornelius et procidens ad pedes adoravit
26Petrus vero levavit eum dicens surge et ego ipse homo sum
27et loquens cum illo intravit et invenit multos qui convenerant
28dixitque ad illos vos scitis quomodo abominatum sit viro iudaeo coniungi aut accedere ad alienigenam et mihi ostendit Deus neminem communem aut inmundum dicere hominem
29propter quod sine dubitatione veni accersitus interrogo ergo quam ob causam accersistis me
30et Cornelius ait a nudius quartana die usque in hanc horam orans eram hora nona in domo mea et ecce vir stetit ante me in veste candida et ait
31Corneli exaudita est oratio tua et elemosynae tuae commemoratae sunt in conspectu Dei
32mitte ergo in Ioppen et accersi Simonem qui cognominatur Petrus hic hospitatur in domo Simonis coriarii iuxta mare
33confestim igitur misi ad te et tu bene fecisti veniendo nunc ergo omnes nos in conspectu tuo adsumus audire omnia quaecumque tibi praecepta sunt a Domino
34aperiens autem Petrus os dixit in veritate conperi quoniam non est personarum acceptor Deus
35sed in omni gente qui timet eum et operatur iustitiam acceptus est illi
36verbum misit filiis Israhel adnuntians pacem per Iesum Christum hic est omnium Dominus
37vos scitis quod factum est verbum per universam Iudaeam incipiens enim a Galilaea post baptismum quod praedicavit Iohannes
38Iesum a Nazareth quomodo unxit eum Deus Spiritu Sancto et virtute qui pertransivit benefaciendo et sanando omnes oppressos a diabolo quoniam Deus erat cum illo
39et nos testes sumus omnium quae fecit in regione Iudaeorum et Hierusalem quem et occiderunt suspendentes in ligno
40hunc Deus suscitavit tertia die et dedit eum manifestum fieri
41non omni populo sed testibus praeordinatis a Deo nobis qui manducavimus et bibimus cum illo postquam resurrexit a mortuis
42et praecepit nobis praedicare populo et testificari quia ipse est qui constitutus est a Deo iudex vivorum et mortuorum
43huic omnes prophetae testimonium perhibent remissionem peccatorum accipere per nomen eius omnes qui credunt in eum
44adhuc loquente Petro verba haec cecidit Spiritus Sanctus super omnes qui audiebant verbum
45et obstipuerunt ex circumcisione fideles qui venerant cum Petro quia et in nationes gratia Spiritus Sancti effusa est
46audiebant enim illos loquentes linguis et magnificantes Deum
47tunc respondit Petrus numquid aquam quis prohibere potest ut non baptizentur hii qui Spiritum Sanctum acceperunt sicut et nos
48et iussit eos in nomine Iesu Christi baptizari tunc rogaverunt eum ut maneret aliquot diebus