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Acts 10:1-8 (New International Version)

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Cornelius Calls for Peter

1 At Caesarea1 there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. 2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing;2 he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. 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!" 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 5 Now send men to Joppa8 to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter. 6 He is staying with Simon the tanner,9 whose house is by the sea." 7 When the angel who spoke to him had gone, Cornelius called two of his servants and a devout soldier who was one of his attendants. 8 He told them everything that had happened and sent them to Joppa.10
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