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Cornelius was a Roman centurion stationed in Caesarea, devout in Christianity. He gave to the needy and prayed to God regularly.


Cornelius was a Roman Centurion, leading a hundred men in the Italian Regiment.[1] Cornelius was very devout Christian, and was very generous and kind to the needy.[2] One day he received a vision from an Angel of God, commanding him to bring a man named Simon Peter, who lived in Joppa. After this Cornelius summoned two servants and a soldier and sent them to retrieve Peter.[3]

Peter as well received a vision from God and was prompted to go with the men (sent from Cornelius) awaiting him.[4] The next day Peter traveled with the men, arriving at Cornelius's house, who had gathered guest for Peter's arrival.[5] As Peter arrived Cornelius bowed in respect, leaving Peter to reply he was only a human being.[6] Then Cornelius and Peter discussed, their visions and their beliefs of Jesus and God.[7]


  1. Acts 10:1 (Link)
  2. Acts 10:2 (Link)
  3. Acts 10:3-7 (Link)
  4. Acts 10:9-22 (Link)
  5. Acts 10:24 (Link)
  6. Acts 10:25-26 (Link)
  7. Acts 10:27-47 (Link)