One day at about three in the afternoon1 he had a vision.2 He distinctly saw an angel3 of God, who came to him and said, "Cornelius!"
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 offering4 before God.5
Now send men to Joppa6 to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter.
He is staying with Simon the tanner,7 whose house is by the sea."
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