One afternoon at about three o'clock he had a vision in which he clearly saw an angel of God coming in and saying to him, "Cornelius."
He stared at him in terror and said, "What is it, Lord?" He answered, "Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God.
Now send men to Joppa for a certain Simon who is called Peter;
he is lodging with Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the seaside."
When the angel who spoke to him had left, he called two of his slaves and a devout soldier from the ranks of those who served him,
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