Acts 10:25
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New International Version
As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence.

New Living Translation
As Peter entered his home, Cornelius fell at his feet and worshiped him.

English Standard Version
When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him.

Berean Study Bible
As Peter was about to enter, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet to worship him.

Berean Literal Bible
And as Peter was entering, Cornelius, having met him, having fallen at the feet, worshiped him.

New American Standard Bible
When Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell at his feet and worshiped him.

King James Bible
And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Peter entered, Cornelius met him, fell at his feet, and worshiped him.

International Standard Version
When Peter was about to enter, Cornelius met him, bowed down at his feet, and began to worship him.

NET Bible
So when Peter came in, Cornelius met him, fell at his feet, and worshiped him.

New Heart English Bible
When it happened that Peter entered, Cornelius met him, fell down at his feet, and worshiped him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when Shimeon entered, Cornelius met him and fell worshiping at his feet.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Peter was about to enter Cornelius' house, Cornelius met him, bowed down, and worshiped Peter.

New American Standard 1977
And when it came about that Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell at his feet and worshiped him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshipped him.

King James 2000 Bible
And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshiped him.

American King James Version
And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.

American Standard Version
And when it came to pass that Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass, that when Peter was come in, Cornelius came to meet him, Cornelius came to meet him, and falling at his feet adored.

Darby Bible Translation
And when Peter was now coming in, Cornelius met him, and falling down did [him] homage.

English Revised Version
And when it came to pass that Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshiped him.

Weymouth New Testament
When Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him, and threw himself at his feet to do him homage.

World English Bible
When it happened that Peter entered, Cornelius met him, fell down at his feet, and worshiped him.

Young's Literal Translation
and as it came that Peter entered in, Cornelius having met him, having fallen at his feet, did bow before him;
Study Bible
Peter Visits Cornelius
24The following day he arrived in Caesarea, where Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25As Peter was about to enter, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet to worship him. 26But Peter helped him up. “Stand up,” he said, “I am only a man myself.”…
Cross References
Daniel 2:46
Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face and did homage to Daniel, and gave orders to present to him an offering and fragrant incense.

Matthew 8:2
Suddenly a leper came and knelt before Him, saying, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean."
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(25) Fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.--The attitude was the extremest form of Eastern homage. So Jairus had bowed down before Jesus (Matthew 9:18), so St. John bowed before the angel (Revelation 22:8). Peter's answer, in strong contrast with the words and acts, the very ceremonial, of those who claim to be his successors, shows that he looked on it as expressing a homage such as God alone could rightly claim. For man to require or receive it from man was an inversion of the true order, The language of the angel in Revelation 22:9--"See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow-servant . . . worship God"--implies the same truth. Both bear their witness, all the more important because not controversial, against any culius of saints or angels that tends to effacActs 14:15).

Verse 25. - When it came to pass that Peter entered for as Peter was coming in, A.V. The commentators all notice the ungrammatical phrase, ἐγένετο τοῦ εἰσελθεῖν, of the R.T. It seems to be a mixture of two con- structions - ἐγένετο τοῦ εἰσελθεῖν τὸν Πέτρον and ὡς δὲ εἰσῆλθεν ὁ Πέτρος. But probably the T.R. is right. Worshipped him; not necessarily as a god, because προσκυνεῖν (with a dative or an accusative, or, as here, without any case, Hebrew הִשְׁתַחֲוֶה) is constantly used to express that prostration which Orientals practiced before those whom they wished to honor; e.g. Genesis 23:7, 12; Genesis 33:3, 6, 7, etc. But Peter's answer shows that he saw in it greater honor than ought to be paid by one man to another (see Acts 14:15). And as Peter was coming in,.... Not into the city of Caesarea, for his entrance there is mentioned before, but into the house of Cornelius:

Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet; to testify his great affection for him, and reverence of him:

and worshipped him; not with a religious adoration, or with worship due to God; for that would have been contrary to his character as a devout man, and one that feared God; but with civil worship and respect, in which he might exceed just bounds, and therefore is reproved by Peter: nor could he take him for an angel of God, or for one sent immediately from heaven to him; for he had been informed who he was, and what he was, and from whence he came, and what he was to do. 25-29. as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him—a mark of the highest respect.

fell down at his feet, and worshipped him—In the East this way of showing respect was customary not only to kings, but to others occupying a superior station; but among the Greeks and Romans it was reserved for the gods. Peter, therefore, declines it as due to no mortal [Grotius]. "Those who claim to have succeeded Peter, have not imitated this part of his conduct" [Alford] (therein only verifying 2Th 2:4, and compare Re 19:10; 22:9).10:19-33 When we see our call clear to any service, we should not be perplexed with doubts and scruples arising from prejudices or former ideas. Cornelius had called together his friends, to partake with him of the heavenly wisdom he expected from Peter. We should not covet to eat our spiritual morsels alone. It ought to be both given and taken as kindness and respect to our kindred and friends, to invite them to join us in religious exercises. Cornelius declared the direction God gave him to send for Peter. We are right in our aims in attending a gospel ministry, when we do it with regard to the Divine appointment requiring us to make use of that ordinance. How seldom ministers are called to speak to such companies, however small, in which it may be said that they are all present in the sight of God, to hear all things that are commanded of God! But these were ready to hear what Peter was commanded of God to say.
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