New Living Translation
In Caesarea there lived a Roman army officer named Cornelius, who was a captain of the Italian Regiment.
King James Bible
There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,
Darby Bible Translation
But a certain man in Caesarea, by name Cornelius, a centurion of the band called Italic,
World English Bible
Now there was a certain man in Caesarea, Cornelius by name, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment,
Young's Literal Translation
And there was a certain man in Caesarea, by name Cornelius, a centurion from a band called Italian,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:1 And there was a certain man - The first fruits of the Gentiles, in Cesarea - Where Philip had been before, Acts 8:40; so that the doctrine of salvation by faith in Jesus was not unknown there. Cesarea was the seat of the civil government, as Jerusalem was of the ecclesiastical. It is observable, that the Gospel made its way first through the metropolitan cities. So it first seized Jerusalem and Cesarea: afterward Philippi, Athens, Corinth, Ephesus, Rome itself. A centurion, or captain, of that called the Italian band - That is, troop or company.
LibraryMay the Twenty-Sixth the Uniting of Sundered Peoples
"On the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost." --ACTS x. 34-48. And this is ever the issue of a true outpouring of the Spirit: sundered peoples become one. At "low tide" there are multitudes of separated pools along the shore: at "high tide" they flow together, and the little distinctions are lost in a splendid union. It is so racially. "Jew and Gentile!" Peter and Cornelius lose their prejudices in the emancipating ministry of the Spirit. And so shall it be with English and …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit
The Candour of the Writers of the New Testament.
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Some of the governor's soldiers took Jesus into their headquarters and called out the entire regiment.
The soldiers took Jesus into the courtyard of the governor's headquarters (called the Praetorium) and called out the entire regiment.
The leading priests and Pharisees had given Judas a contingent of Roman soldiers and Temple guards to accompany him. Now with blazing torches, lanterns, and weapons, they arrived at the olive grove.
So the soldiers, their commanding officer, and the Temple guards arrested Jesus and tied him up.
Meanwhile, Philip found himself farther north at the town of Azotus. He preached the Good News there and in every town along the way until he came to Caesarea.
They arrived in Caesarea the following day. Cornelius was waiting for them and had called together his relatives and close friends.
As they were trying to kill him, word reached the commander of the Roman regiment that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.
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