16. The Spreading to the Gentiles
a. Cornelius's Vision
1 Now there was in aCaesarea a certain man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the 1Italian 2cohort,
2 1aDevout and one who bfeared God with all his household, giving many alms to the people and beseeching God continually.
3 He saw clearly in a 1avision around the 2bninth hour of the day an cangel of God coming in to him and saying to him, Cornelius.
4 And he looked intently at him and became terrified and said, What is it, Lord? And he said to him, Your aprayers and your alms have ascended as a 1bmemorial before God.
5 And now send men to Joppa and send for a certain Simon, who is surnamed Peter;
6 This man is lodging with a certain Simon, a atanner, whose house is by the sea.
7 And when the angel who was speaking to him went away, he called two of his household servants and a devout soldier of those who waited on him;
8 And relating all things to them, he sent them to Joppa.