New American Standard Bible
Now there was a man at Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian cohort,
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
In Cesarea - See the notes on Acts 8:40.
Cornelius - This is a Latin name, and shows that the man was doubtless a Roman. It has been supposed by many interpreters that he was "a proselyte of the gate"; that is, one who had renounced idolatry, and who observed some of the Jewish rites, though not circumcised, and not called a Jew. But there is no sufficient evidence of this. The reception of the narrative of I Peter Acts 11:1-3 shows that the other apostles regarded him as a Gentile. In Acts 10:28, Peter evidently regards him as a foreigner - one who did not in any sense esteem himself to be a Jew. In Acts 11:1, it is expressly said that "the Gentiles" had received the Word of God, evidently alluding to Cornelius and to those who were with him.
A centurion - One who was the commander of a division in the Roman army, consisting of 100 men. A captain of 100. See the notes on Matthew 8:5.
Of the band - A division of the Roman army, consisting of from 400 to 600 men. See the notes on Matthew 27:27.
The Italian band - Probably a band or regiment that was composed of soldiers from Italy, in distinction from those which were composed of soldiers born in provinces. It is evident that many of the soldiers in the Roman army would be those who were born in other parts of the world; and it is altogether probable that those who were born in Rome or Italy would claim pre-eminence over those enlisted in other places.
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"Thy prayers are come up for a memorial before God" (Acts x. 4). What a beautiful expression the angel used to Cornelius, "Thy prayers are come up for a memorial." It would almost seem as if supplications of years had accumulated before the Throne, and at last the answer broke in blessings on the head of Cornelius, even as the accumulated evaporation of months at last bursts in floods of rain upon the parched ground. So God is represented as treasuring the prayers of His saints in vials; they are …
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Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole Roman cohort around Him.
The soldiers took Him away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium), and they called together the whole Roman cohort.
Judas then, having received the Roman cohort and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns and torches and weapons.
So the Roman cohort and the commander and the officers of the Jews, arrested Jesus and bound Him,
But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he kept preaching the gospel to all the cities until he came to Caesarea.
On the following day he entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting for them and had called together his relatives and close friends.
While they were seeking to kill him, a report came up to the commander of the Roman cohort that all Jerusalem was in confusion.
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