New American Standard Bible
"That is why I came without even raising any objection when I was sent for. So I ask for what reason you have sent for me."
King James Bible
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?
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore also, having been sent for, I came without saying anything against it. I inquire therefore for what reason ye have sent for me.
World English Bible
Therefore also I came without complaint when I was sent for. I ask therefore, why did you send for me?"
Young's Literal Translation
therefore also without gainsaying I came, having been sent for; I ask, therefore, for what matter ye did send for me?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
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.
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