Acts 10:29
Therefore came I to you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent you have sent for me?
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)
10:19-33 When we see our call clear to any service, we should not be perplexed with doubts and scruples arising from prejudices or former ideas. Cornelius had called together his friends, to partake with him of the heavenly wisdom he expected from Peter. We should not covet to eat our spiritual morsels alone. It ought to be both given and taken as kindness and respect to our kindred and friends, to invite them to join us in religious exercises. Cornelius declared the direction God gave him to send for Peter. We are right in our aims in attending a gospel ministry, when we do it with regard to the Divine appointment requiring us to make use of that ordinance. How seldom ministers are called to speak to such companies, however small, in which it may be said that they are all present in the sight of God, to hear all things that are commanded of God! But these were ready to hear what Peter was commanded of God to say.Without gainsaying - without "saying anything against it"; without hesitation or reluctance.

I ask, therefore ... - The main design for which Cornelius had sent for him had been mentioned to Peter by the messenger, Acts 10:22. But Peter now desired from his own lips a more particular statement of the considerations which had induced him to send for him.

For what intent - For what purpose or design.

29. I ask therefore, &c.—The whole speech is full of dignity, the apostle seeing in the company before him a new brotherhood, into whose devout and inquiring minds he was divinely directed to pour the light of new truth. Gainsaying, or delay.

I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me? Peter did in a great measure know the business he came about, partly by the vision and its interpretation, partly by what he might have heard from them that Cornelius sent for him, unto whom Cornelius had declared the whole matter, as we find, Acts 10:8; yet Peter’s question is but necessary, for to give Cornelius an opportunity to acquaint his friends, who were met there, with all that had passed. Therefore came I unto you, without gainsaying,.... Readily and cheerfully, without objecting to it, or saying one word against it, or making any excuse to put it off:

as soon as I was sent for: he immediately consented to go, as soon as ever the messengers from Cornelius acquainted him with their message, being previously directed so to do by the Spirit of God; though he did not set out with them till the next day, it being more suitable and convenient:

I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me? this he said, not as ignorant of the true cause, for he had inquired of the messengers, who had informed him of the reason of it; but he was willing to have it from the mouth of Cornelius himself; not only for further confirmation's sake, but for order sake, to lead him on regularly to what he had to say.

Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me?
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)
Acts 10:29. ἀναντιῤῥήτως: only here in N.T., but see Acts 19:36; on spelling see critical notes; used also by Polyb. “sanctum fidei silentium” (Calvin).—μεταπεμφθείς: only here in passive in N.T., see Acts 10:22.29. without gainsaying] Following in faith the guidance of the Spirit, though I only saw dimly what God would have me to do.Acts 10:29. Ἀναντιῤῥήτως, without gainsaying) for he had previously cleared away all the difficulties in the way of his coming, with GOD.—πυνθάνομαι, I ask) Each has his part in the speaking. [And it is by asking many questions that an opportunity of speaking is easily obtained.—V. g.]Verse 29. - Wherefore also I came for therefore came I unto you, A.V.; when for as soon as, A.V.; with what for for what, A.V.; ye sent for ye have sent, A.V. With what intent (τίνι λόγω)

More strictly, for what reason.

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