Acts 10:1–8

Peter Visits Cornelius

10:1 Now there was a man in Caesarea1 named Cornelius, a centurion2 of what was known as the Italian Cohort.3 10:2 He4 was a devout, God-fearing man,5 as was all his household; he did many acts of charity for the people6 and prayed to God regularly. 10:3 About three o’clock one afternoon7 he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God8 who came in9 and said to him, “Cornelius.” 10:4 Staring at him and becoming greatly afraid, Cornelius10 replied,11 “What is it, Lord?” The angel12 said to him, “Your prayers and your acts of charity13 have gone up as a memorial14 before God. 10:5 Now15 send men to Joppa16 and summon a man named Simon,17 who is called Peter. 10:6 This man is staying as a guest with a man named Simon, a tanner,18 whose house is by the sea.” 10:7 When the angel who had spoken to him departed, Cornelius19 called two of his personal servants20 and a devout soldier from among those who served him,21 10:8 and when he had explained everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.

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