Acts 10:29

29 So when I was sent for, I came without raising any objection. May I ask why you sent for me?”

Acts 10:29 in Other Translations

KJV
29 Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me?
ESV
29 So when I was sent for, I came without objection. I ask then why you sent for me."
NLT
29 So I came without objection as soon as I was sent for. Now tell me why you sent for me.”
MSG
29 So the minute I was sent for, I came, no questions asked. But now I'd like to know why you sent for me."
CSB
29 That's why I came without any objection when I was sent for. So I ask, 'Why did you send for me?' "

Acts 10:29 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 10:29

Therefore came I unto you, without gainsaying
Readily and cheerfully, without objecting to it, or saying one word against it, or making any excuse to put it off:

as soon as I was sent for:
he immediately consented to go, as soon as ever the messengers from Cornelius acquainted him with their message, being previously directed so to do by the Spirit of God; though he did not set out with them till the next day, it being more suitable and convenient:

I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me?
this he said, not as ignorant of the true cause, for he had inquired of the messengers, who had informed him of the reason of it; but he was willing to have it from the mouth of Cornelius himself; not only for further confirmation's sake, but for order sake, to lead him on regularly to what he had to say.

Acts 10:29 In-Context

27 While talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people.
28 He said to them: “You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with or visit a Gentile. But God has shown me that I should not call anyone impure or unclean.
29 So when I was sent for, I came without raising any objection. May I ask why you sent for me?”
30 Cornelius answered: “Three days ago I was in my house praying at this hour, at three in the afternoon. Suddenly a man in shining clothes stood before me
31 and said, ‘Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor.