In Caesarea, there was an important Roman army officer named Cornelius.
Ọ ghaa mwẹ okpia ọkpa vbe Sisaria na tie ẹre Kọniliọs. Ọka iyokuo e Rom ghaa nọ.
Although he was not a Jew, the Jews respected him.
Agharhemiẹn wẹẹ e Kọniliọs i re Ovbi e Ju, te Ivbi e Ju wa gha rhie ọghọ nẹ.
He generously helped poor and needy people.
Ọ wa gha ru iyobọ ne ivbiogue kevbe emwa ne obọ ma sẹ ọre.
Cornelius believed in Jehovah and prayed to him continually.
E Kọniliọs wa gha mwẹ amuẹtinyan dae Jehova, ọ vbe gha na erhunmwu gie ẹre vbe ẹghẹ hia.
One day, an angel appeared to Cornelius and said:
Vbe ẹdẹ ọkpa, odibosa ọkpa keghi rhie egbe ma e Kọniliọs, ọ na tama rẹn wẹẹ:
‘God has heard your prayers.
‘Osanobua họn erhunmwu ruẹ nẹ.
Now send men to the city of Joppa, where Peter is staying, and ask him to come to you.’
Gie emwa gha rrie Jopa, ne iran ya tie Pita rre.’
Immediately, Cornelius sent three men to Joppa, about 30 miles to the south.
Vbe ọwarọkpa, e Kọniliọs keghi gie ikpia eha gha rrie Jopa nọ re okhian ibiriki 30.
Meanwhile, in Joppa, Peter had a vision.
Vbe ẹghẹ na kha na, Osanobua keghi mu umian ma e Pita vbe Jopa.
He saw animals that Jews were not allowed to eat, and he heard a voice telling him to eat.
Vbe nene umian, e Pita keghi bẹghe aranmwẹ eso ne Ivbi e Ju wua. Urhu ọkpa na tama rẹn ne ọ rri ọre.
Peter refused, saying:
Sokpan e Pita keghi kha wẹẹ:
‘But I have never eaten an unclean animal in my life.’
‘I ma he rri aranmwẹ nọ ma huan ẹdẹ.’
The voice then told him:
Nene urhu na ghi tama rẹn wẹẹ:
‘Do not call these animals unclean. God has made them clean.’
‘Ghẹ ghi tie iran, aranmwẹ nọ ma huan rhunmwuda Osanobua yae khian nọ huan rẹn nẹ.’
Peter was also told:
Ọ na vbe tama e Pita wẹẹ:
‘There are three men at your door.
‘Ikpia eha rre onurho ruẹ.
Go with them.’
Peter went to the door and asked the men why they were there.
Ẹre Pita na bu iran, ọ keghi nọ iran wẹẹ ‘Vbe ọ ya uwa rre?’
Iran na wanniẹn ọnrẹn:
‘We have been sent by Cornelius, a Roman army officer.
‘Ọka iyokuo e Rom ọkpa na tie ẹre Kọniliọs ẹre ọ gie ima rre.
You are to come to his house in Caesarea.’
Ọ wẹẹ ne u lele ima gha die Sisaria.’
Peter invited the men to stay overnight as his guests.
E Pita keghi viọ iran la owa, ne iran gbe asọn vbe evba.
The next day, he went with them to Caesarea, together with some brothers from Joppa.
Ẹdẹ ghi gbe, e Pita kevbe etẹn eso vbe Jopa na lele iran gha rrie Sisaria.
When at last Cornelius saw Peter, he got down on his knees.
Vbe Kọniliọs ghi bẹghe Pita, ọ na wa fan fi iguẹ.
But Peter said:
Sokpan e Pita keghi tama rẹn wẹẹ:
I am a man just like you.
Ọmwa kẹkan ẹre imẹ tobọ mwẹ vbe khin.
God told me to come to your house, even though Jews do not go into the homes of Gentiles.
Osanobua ẹre ọ wẹẹ ne I bu ruẹ gha die owa, agharhemiẹn wẹẹ Ivbi e Ju kevbe emwa nẹ ẹi re Ju i lẹro egbe.
Now please tell me why you sent for me.’
Tama mwẹ, vbọzẹe ne u na gie na tie mwẹ?’
Cornelius told Peter:
E Kọniliọs keghi tama e Pita wẹẹ:
‘Four days ago I was praying to God, and an angel told me to send for you.
‘Nẹghẹdẹnẹ vbe I ghaa na erhunmwu, odibosa ọkpa keghi rhie egbe ma mwẹ. Ọ na wẹẹ ne I gie na tie ruẹ.
Please teach us the words of Jehovah.’
Lahọ, gu ima guan vbekpae Jehova.’
E Pita keghi tama rẹn wẹẹ:
‘I have learned that God is not partial.
‘I bẹghe ẹre nẹ wẹẹ, aro ọkpa ẹre Osanobua ya ghee emwa hia.
He accepts anyone who wants to worship him.’
Ọmwaikọmwa nọ hoo nọ ga irẹn, ẹre irẹn miẹn yi.’
Peter taught them many things about Jesus.
E Pita keghi maa iran emwi nibun vbekpae Jesu.
Then holy spirit came upon Cornelius and those who were there with him, and all of them were baptized.
Vbe ọwarọkpa, orhiọn nọhuanrẹn ọghe Osanobua keghi tuorre yan e Kọniliọs kevbe emwa ni ghaa rre owa re. Vbe iyeke ọni, iran hia keghi dinmwiamẹ.
“In every nation the man who fears [God] and does what is right is acceptable to him.”—Acts 10:35
“Ọmwaikọmwa ne ọ mu ohan rẹn, ọ na vbe gha yin ẹse, te irẹn gha rhan obọ miẹn [ọnrẹn yi], ovbi ẹvbo ne ọ rhirhi gha khin.”—Iwinna 10:35
Why did Peter refuse to eat unclean animals?
Vbọzẹe ne Pita ma na rri aranmwẹ nọ ma huan?
Why did Jehovah tell Peter to go to the house of a Gentile?
Vbọzẹe ne Jehova na wẹẹ ne Pita gha rrie owa ọmwa ne ẹi re Ovbi e Ju?