Acts 10:1-2

Cornelius Calls for Peter

1 At Caesarea 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; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.

Acts 10:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,
ESV
1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort,
NLT
1 In Caesarea there lived a Roman army officer named Cornelius, who was a captain of the Italian Regiment.
MSG
1 There was a man named Cornelius who lived in Caesarea, captain of the Italian Guard stationed there.
CSB
1 There was a man in Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment.

Acts 10:1-2 In-Context

1 At Caesarea 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; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.
3 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel 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 offering before God.
5 Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter.
6 He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Acts 8:40
  • 2. ver 22,35; Acts 13:16,26
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