Acts 10:1-6 NIV

Cornelius Calls for Peter

1 At Caesarea1 there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment.

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2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing;2 he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.

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3 One day at about three in the afternoon3 he had a vision.4 He distinctly saw an angel5 of God, who came to him and said, "Cornelius!"

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4 Cornelius stared at him in fear. "What is it, Lord?" he asked. The angel answered, "Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering6 before God.7

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5 Now send men to Joppa8 to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter.

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6 He is staying with Simon the tanner,9 whose house is by the sea."

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