Gentiles Hear the Good News

Acts 10

34 So Peter opened his mouth and said: "Truly I understand that f God g shows no partiality, 35 but f in every nation anyone who fears him and h does what is right is acceptable to him. 36 As for i the word that he sent to Israel, j preaching good news of k peace through Jesus Christ ( l he is Lord of all), 37 you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, m beginning n from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed: 38 how o God anointed Jesus of Nazareth p with the Holy Spirit and with q power. He went about doing good and healing all r who were oppressed by the devil, s for God was with him. 39 And t we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. u They put him to death by hanging him on a tree, 40 but v God raised him on w the third day and made him to x appear, 41 y not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as z witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 And a he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify b that he is the one appointed by God to be judge c of the living and the dead. 43 d To him e all the prophets bear witness that f everyone who believes in him receives g forgiveness of sins h through his name."

  1. Cross References
    Acts 10:28
    And he said to them, "You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation, but God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean.
    Acts 15:19
    Therefore my judgment is that we should not trouble those of the Gentiles who turn to God.
    Deuteronomy 1:17
    You shall not be partial in judgment. You shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not be intimidated by anyone, for the judgment is God's. And the case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.
    Romans 3:29
    Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also.
    Deuteronomy 10:17
    For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.
  2. Cross References
    Proverbs 24:23
    These also are sayings of the wise. Partiality in judging is not good.
    James 2:1
    My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.
    James 2:9
    But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
    Jude 1:16
    These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own sinful desires; they are loud-mouthed boasters, showing favoritism to gain advantage.
  3. Cross References
    Acts 10:34
    So Peter opened his mouth and said: "Truly I understand that God shows no partiality.
  4. Cross References
    Isaiah 64:5
    You meet him who joyfully works righteousness, those who remember you in your ways. Behold, you were angry, and we sinned; in our sins we have been a long time, and shall we be saved?
  5. Cross References
    Acts 13:26
    Brothers, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation.
    Psalms 107:20
    He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.
    Psalms 147:18 - 19
    He sends out his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.
  6. Cross References
    Isaiah 52:7
    How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns.
    Nahum 1:15
    Behold, upon the mountains, the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace! Keep your feasts, O Judah; fulfill your vows, for never again shall the worthless pass through you; he is utterly cut off.
    Ephesians 2:17
    And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.
  7. Cross References
    Luke 2:14
    "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!"
  8. Cross References
    Romans 10:12
    For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.
    Revelation 17:14
    They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.
    Revelation 19:16
    On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.
    Acts 2:36
    Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.
    Matthew 28:18
    And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
  9. Cross References
    Luke 24:47
    And that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
  10. Cross References
    Matthew 4:12
    Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee.
    Mark 1:14
    Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God.
  11. Cross References
    Matthew 3:16
    And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him.
    John 1:32 - 33
    And John bore witness: "I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him.
    Acts 4:26
    The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers were gathered together, against the Lord and against his Anointed' -
  12. Cross References
    Acts 1:2
    Until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen.
    Acts 2:22
    Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know -
    Matthew 12:28
    But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
    Luke 4:18
    The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.
    Romans 1:4
    And was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.
  13. Cross References
    Luke 6:19
    And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all.
  14. Cross References
    Matthew 4:24
    So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them.
    Luke 13:16
    And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?
  15. Cross References
    John 8:29
    And he who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him.
    John 10:38
    But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.
  16. Cross References
    Acts 10:41
    Not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
    Acts 2:32
    This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses.
    Luke 24:48
    You are witnesses of these things.
  17. Cross References
    Acts 5:30
    The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree.
  18. Cross References
    Acts 2:24
    God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.
  19. Cross References
    Luke 9:22
    Saying, "The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.
  20. Cross References
    Acts 1:3
    He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.
  21. Cross References
    John 14:21 - 22
    Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.
  22. Cross References
    Acts 10:39
    And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree.
  23. Cross References
    Acts 1:2
    Until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen.
  24. Cross References
    Acts 17:31
    Because he has fixed a day on which he will jud...
    Acts 24:25
    And as he reasoned about righteousness and self...
    John 5:22
    The Father judges no one, but has given all jud...
    John 5:27
    And he has given him authority to execute judgm...
    2 Corinthians 5:10
    For we must all appear before the judgment seat...
    Matthew 16:27
    For the Son of Man is going to come with his an...
  25. Cross References
    2 Timothy 4:1
    I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:
    1 Peter 4:5
    But they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
    Romans 14:9 - 10
    For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.
    1 Thessalonians 4:15
    For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
    1 Thessalonians 4:17
    Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
  26. Cross References
    Acts 26:22
    To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass:
    Romans 3:21
    But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it -
    Jeremiah 31:34
    And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
  27. Cross References
    Acts 3:18
    But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled.
    Acts 3:24
    And all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those who came after him, also proclaimed these days.
    Luke 24:27
    And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.
  28. Cross References
    Acts 11:17
    If then God gave the same gift to them as he ga...
    Acts 13:38
    Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, tha...
    Acts 15:9
    And he made no distinction between us and them,...
    Romans 9:33
    As it is written, "Behold, I am laying in Zion ...
    Romans 10:11
    For the Scripture says, "Everyone who believes ...
    Galatians 3:22
    But the Scripture imprisoned everything under s...
  29. Cross References
    Acts 5:31
    God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.
  30. Cross References
    Acts 2:38
    And Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
    Acts 4:12
    And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
    John 20:31
    But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
    1 John 2:12
    I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his name's sake.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Next Book Next Book