Acts 10:8

8 After explaining everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.

Acts 10:8 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 10:8

And when he had declared all these things unto them
Which he had heard and seen in the vision, and of which he gave them a particular account; partly to engage them the more cheerfully to go on the errand, and partly that they might be able to give a distinct relation of it to Peter, that so he might be moved the more to comply with the request, and come along with them:

he sent them to Joppa;
perhaps not that evening, since it was at the ninth hour, or three o'clock in the afternoon, when Cornelius had the vision; and some time must be taken up in discourse with the angel, and afterwards in sending for his servants, and relating the affair to them, and giving them their proper instructions. So that it may be they did not set out till early the next morning, as seems from the following verse.

Acts 10:8 In-Context

6 He is lodging with Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea."
7 When the angel who spoke to him had gone, he called two of his household slaves and a devout soldier, who was one of those who attended him.
8 After explaining everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.
9 The next day, as they were traveling and nearing the city, Peter went up to pray on the housetop at about noon.
10 Then he became hungry and wanted to eat, but while they were preparing something he went into a visionary state.