King James Version

Acts 10:1-48

1There was a certain man in Cæsarea 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.

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: 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 unto 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.

19¶ While 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 Cæsarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and 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.

34¶ Then 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 Judæa, 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 of 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.

44¶ While 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.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Asomafo 10:1-48

Petro Ne Kornelio

1Ɔbarima bi tenaa Kaesarea a ne din de Kornelio. Na ɔyɛ Roma asraafo bi a wɔn din de Italia Asraafodɔm no so panyin. 2Na ɔne ne fifo nyinaa yɛ Nyamesurofo. Ɔyɛ obi a na ɔboa ahiafo na daa ɔbɔ mpae nso. 3Da bi awia bɛyɛ nnɔnabiɛsa na ohuu Onyankopɔn bɔfo wɔ anisoadehu mu se waba ne nkyɛn abɛfrɛ no se, “Kornelio!”

4Kornelio de hu hwɛɛ no dinn. Obisae se, “Ɛyɛ dɛn Awurade?”

Ɔbɔfo no buae se, “Wo mpae ne wʼadɔe a woyɛ ahiafo no adu Onyankopɔn anim sɛ nkae ade. 5Soma nnipa na wɔnkɔ Yopa nkɔfa ɔbarima bi a wɔfrɛ no Simon Petro mmra. 6Ɔte ɔbarima bi a wɔfrɛ no Simon a ɔhyɛ mmoa nhoma aduru a ne fi bɛn mpoano no nkyɛn.”

7Ɔbɔfo no kasa kyerɛɛ no wiee a ɔkɔe no, Kornelio frɛɛ nʼasomfo baanu, san frɛɛ nʼasraafo no mu baako a ɔyɛ Onyamesuroni kaa wɔn ho, 8kaa biribiara a wahu no kyerɛɛ wɔn somaa wɔn Yopa.

9Ade kyee a wɔrekɔ no, ɛbɛyɛ owigyinae a wɔrebɛn kurow no na Petro kɔɔ ɔdan a ɔte mu no atifi kɔbɔɔ mpae. 10Saa bere no, na ɔkɔm de no a wogu so reyɛ aduan ama no na ɔkɔɔ tebea bi a ɛte sɛ adaeso mu. 11Ohuu sɛ ɔsoro abue na biribi a ɛte sɛ ntama kɛse a wɔakyekyere fi ɔsoro afanan resian ba fam. 12Na ntɔteboa ahorow ne mmoa a wɔwea ne wuram nnomaa ahyɛ saa ntama no ma. 13Afei nne bi ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Petro, sɔre na kum bi we!”

14Petro buae se, “Dabi da, Awurade, minnii biribiara a ɛho ntew da.”

15Nne no ka kyerɛɛ no bio se, “Biribiara a Onyankopɔn atew ho no, nka se ɛho ntew.”

16Saa anisoadehu yi baa mprɛnsa. Afei ntama no san kɔɔ ɔsoro.

17Saa bere a na Petro redwinnwen anisoadehu no ho no, nnipa a Kornelio somaa wɔn no koduu Petro abobow ano. 18Wɔfrɛ bisae se, “Saa ofi yi mu na Simon Petro te no ana?”

19Petro gu so redwinnwen anisoadehu no ho no, Honhom Kronkron ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Simon, mmarima baasa bi rehwehwɛ wo. 20Sian si fam. Ntwentwɛn wo nan ase na wo ne wɔn nkɔ, efisɛ me na masoma wɔn.”

21Petro sian kɔɔ fam kɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Mene onipa a morehwehwɛ no no, na mo amanneɛ?”

22Nnipa no buaa no se, “Yefi asraafo panyin Kornelio nkyɛn. Ɔyɛ ɔtreneeni ne Onyamesuroni a Yudafo nyinaa bu no. Onyankopɔn bɔfo ka kyerɛɛ no se ɔnsoma mfrɛ wo mmra ne fi na ontie asɛm bi mfi wo nkyɛn.” 23Petro gyee nnipa no, som wɔn hɔho.

Petro Kɔ Kornelio Fi

Ade kyee no, Petro ne nnipa no ne agyidifo bi a wofi Yopa bɔɔ anan kɔe. 24Ade kyee a oduu Kaesarea no, na Kornelio afrɛfrɛ nʼabusuafo ne ne nnamfonom ahyia retwɛn no. 25Petro reyɛ awura fie hɔ no, Kornelio hyiaa no, buu no nkotodwe. 26Nanso Petro ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Sɔre, efisɛ me nso meyɛ onipa sɛ wo ara.”

27Petro ne Kornelio gu so rekasa no, wowuraa ofi no mu kɔtoo nnipa bebree. 28Petro ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Mo ara munim pefee sɛ Yudafo mmara mma Yudani kwan sɛ ɔkɔsra amanamanmuni anaasɛ ɔde ne ho bɔ no. Nanso Onyankopɔn akyerɛ me sɛ, ɛnsɛ sɛ meka sɛ onipa bi ho ntew. 29Eyi nti na mosoma bɛfrɛɛ me no mantwentwɛn me nan ase no. Afei kyerɛ me nea enti a wosoma bɛfrɛɛ me no.”

30Kornelio kae se, “Nnɛ ne nnaanan awia nnɔnabiɛsa a merebɔ mpae wɔ me fi no, mihuu sɛ ɔbarima bi a ɔhyɛ atade a ɛhyerɛn gyina mʼanim.10.30 Kasa a wɔtaa ka de kyerɛ ɔsoro bɔfo a ɔba sɛ onipa (Mat 28.3; Mar 16.5; Yoh 20.12). 31Ɔkae se, ‘Kornelio, wo mpaebɔ ne wʼadɔe a woyɛ ahiafo no adu Onyankopɔn anim sɛ nkae ade. 32Soma nnipa na wɔnkɔ Yopa nkɔfa ɔbarima bi a wɔfrɛ no Simon Petro no mmra. Ɔte ɔbarima bi a wɔfrɛ no Simon a ɔhyɛ mmoa nhoma aduru a ne fi bɛn mpoano no nkyɛn.’ 33Mesoma ma wɔbɛfrɛɛ wo, na wo nso woayɛ ade sɛ woaba. Mprempren, yɛn nyinaa ahyia wɔ Onyankopɔn din mu rebetie asɛm biara a Awurade ahyɛ wo sɛ ka kyerɛ yɛn no.”

Petro Asɛnka

34Petro fii ase kasae se, “Afei mahu sɛ ɛyɛ nokware sɛ Onyankopɔn nyɛ nyiyimu, 35na mmom ɔman biara mu, nea ɔyɛ ade trenee no ogye no. 36Munim asɛmpa a ɛfa asomdwoe ho a ɛnam yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo a ɔyɛ nnipa nyinaa Awurade no so de brɛɛ Israelfo no. 37Munim nsɛm a esisii wɔ Yudea, a efii ase wɔ Galilea, Yohane asubɔ ho asɛnka no akyi. 38Munim sɛnea Onyankopɔn de Honhom Kronkron ne tumi maa Yesu Nasareni no. Esiane sɛ Onyankopɔn ka ne ho no nti ɔkɔɔ mmeaemmeae, yɛɛ papa, saa wɔn a ɔbonsam afa wɔn no yare.

39“Yɛyɛ dwuma a odii wɔ Yudaman mu ne Yerusalem no ho nnansefo. Wɔbɔɔ no asennua mu kum no. 40Nanso ne nnansa so no, Onyankopɔn ma ɔsɔre fii awufo mu ma okoyii ne ho adi. 41Wanyi ne ho adi ankyerɛ nnipa nyinaa sɛ yɛn a yɛyɛ nnansefo a Onyankopɔn ayi yɛn dedaw no. Ɔsɔre fii awufo mu no, yɛne no didi nomee. 42Na ɔhyɛɛ yɛn sɛ, yɛnka asɛmpa no nkyerɛ nnipa nyinaa, na yenni ne ho adanse sɛ, ɔno ne nea Onyankopɔn ayi no asi hɔ sɛ ommu ateasefo ne awufo atɛn no. 43Adiyifo nyinaa kaa ne ho asɛm se, wɔnam ne din so de obiara a ogye no di no bɔne bɛkyɛ no.”

Amanamanmufo Nya Honhom Kronkron

44Petro gu so rekasa no, Honhom Kronkron baa wɔn a wɔretie asɛm no nyinaa so. 45Yudafo agyidifo a wɔne Petro fi Yopa bae no ho dwiriw wɔn sɛ Onyankopɔn ahwie nʼakyɛde a ɛyɛ Honhom Kronkron no agu amanamanmufo no nso so. 46Efisɛ wɔtee sɛ wɔreka kasa foforo reyi Onyankopɔn ayɛ wɔ ne kɛseyɛ ho.

Petro kae se, 47“Saa nnipa yi anya Honhom Kronkron sɛnea yɛn nso yenyaa bi no. Obi betumi asiw wɔn asubɔ ho kwan ana?” 48Petro hyɛɛ sɛ wɔmmɔ wɔn asu wɔ Yesu Kristo din mu. Afei wɔsrɛɛ no sɛ onni nna kakra wɔ wɔn nkyɛn.