1Now there was a man at 1CaesareanamedCornelius, a centurion of what was 2called the Italianacohort,
a devoutman and 3one who fearedGod with all his household, and 4gavemanybalms to the Jewish people and prayed to Godcontinually .
3About5the cninthhour of the day he clearlysaw6in a vision7an angel of God who had just come in and said to him, "Cornelius !"
And 8fixing his gaze on him and beingmuchalarmed, he said, "What is it, Lord ?" And he said to him, "Your prayers and dalms9have ascended10as a memorialbeforeGod.
5"Nowdispatch some men to 11Joppa and send for a man named Simon, who is also calledPeter ;
he is staying with a tanner named 12Simon, whosehouse is by the sea."
7When the angel who was speaking to him had left, he summonedtwo of his eservants and a devoutsoldier of those who were his personalattendants,
and after he had explainedeverything to them, he sent them to 13Joppa.
On the nextday, as they were on their way and approaching the city, 14Peterwent up on 15the housetopabout16the fsixthhour to pray.
But he becamehungry and was desiring to eat ; but while they were makingpreparations, he 17fell into a trance ;