So when I was sent for, I came without objection. I ask then why you sent for me."
And Cornelius said, 1"Four days ago, about this hour, I was praying in my house at 2the ninth hour,a and behold, 3a man stood before me in bright clothing
and said, 'Cornelius, 4your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God.
Send therefore to Joppa and ask for Simon who is called Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea.'
So I sent for you at once, and you have been kind enough to come. Now therefore we are all here in the presence of God to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord."
So Peter opened his mouth and said: "Truly I understand that 5God 6shows no partiality,
but 7in every nation anyone who fears him and 8does what is right is acceptable to him.
As for 9the word that he sent to Israel, 10preaching good news of 11peace through Jesus Christ (12he is Lord of all),
you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, 13beginning 14from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed:
how 15God anointed Jesus of Nazareth 16with the Holy Spirit and with 17power. He went about doing good and healing all 18who were oppressed by the devil, 19for God was with him.
And 20we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. 21They put him to death by hanging him on a tree,