|And it happened that, when Peter had entered, Cornelius went to meet him. And falling before his feet, he reverenced.
|Yet truly, Peter, lifting him up, said: “Rise up, for I also am only a man.”
|Then, Peter, opening his mouth, said: “I have concluded in truth that God is not a respecter of persons.
|But within every nation, whoever fears him and works justice is acceptable to him.
|While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell over all of those who were listening to the Word.
|And the faithful of the circumcision, who had arrived with Peter, were astonished that the grace of the Holy Spirit was also poured out upon the Gentiles.
|For they heard them speaking in tongues and magnifying God.
|Then Peter responded, “How could anyone prohibit water, so that those who have received the Holy Spirit would not be baptized, just as we also have been?”
|And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then they begged him to remain with them for some days.