Scripture Readings

Friday, May 31, 2013

Acts 10:44-11:10 (Epistle)

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While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word.
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And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.
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For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God. Then Peter answered,
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Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?
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And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days.
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Now the apostles and brethren who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.
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And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those of the circumcision contended with him,
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saying, “You went in to uncircumcised men and ate with them!”
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But Peter explained it to them in order from the beginning, saying:
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I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision, an object descending like a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came to me.
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When I observed it intently and considered, I saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air.
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And I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Rise, Peter; kill and eat.’
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But I said, ‘Not so, Lord! For nothing common or unclean has at any time entered my mouth.’
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But the voice answered me again from heaven, ‘What God has cleansed you must not call common.’
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Now this was done three times, and all were drawn up again into heaven.