Peter and Cornelius
At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of w what was known as the Italian Cohort,
a devout man x who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God.
y About the ninth hour of the day z he saw clearly in a vision a an angel of God come in and say to him, "Cornelius."
And he stared at him in terror and said, "What is it, Lord?" And he said to him, "Your prayers and your alms b have ascended c as a memorial before God.
And now send men to Joppa and bring one Simon who is called Peter.
He is lodging d with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea."
When the angel who spoke to him had departed, he called two of his servants and a devout soldier from among those who attended him,
and having related everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor's headquarters, and they gathered the whole battalion before him.
And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the governor's headquarters), and they called together the whole battalion.
So Judas, having procured a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons.
So the band of soldiers and their captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound him.
And they said, "Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man, who is well spoken of by the whole Jewish nation, was directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and to hear what you have to say.
So Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said: "Men of Israel and you who fear God, listen.
Brothers, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation.
Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.
Now while Peter was inwardly perplexed as to what the vision that he had seen might mean, behold, the men who were sent by Cornelius, having made inquiry for Simon's house, stood at the gate
And while Peter was pondering the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Behold, three men are looking for you.
Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." This is a desert place.
And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel.
Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!
Then he said to me, "Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words.
Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.
And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.
And said, 'Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God.
For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.
And he stayed in Joppa for many days with one Simon, a tanner.