And there was a certain man in Caesarea, named Cornelius, a centurion of that which is called the Italian band:
A religious man, and fearing God with all his house, giving much alms to the people and always praying to God.
This man saw in a vision manifestly, about the ninth hour of the day, an angel of God coming in unto him and saying to him: Cornelius.
And he, beholding him. being seized with fear, said: What is it, Lord? And he said to him: Thy prayers and thy alms are ascended for a memorial in the sight of God.
And now send men to Joppe: and call hither one Simon, who is surnamed Peter.
He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side. He will tell thee what thou must do.