When it was decided that we would sail for Italy, they proceeded to deliver Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan cohort named Julius.
But I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death; and since he himself appealed to the Emperor, I decided to send him.
Now there was a man at Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian cohort,
Then when Festus had conferred with his council, he answered, “You have appealed to Caesar, to Caesar you shall go.”
And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, having recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. He came to them,
When he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
But the centurion was more persuaded by the pilot and the captain of the ship than by what was being said by Paul.
As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.
The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation.
For the wrath of man shall praise You; With a remnant of wrath You will gird Yourself.
Many plans are in a man’s heart, But the counsel of the Lord will stand.
It is good for a man that he should bear The yoke in his youth.
“ All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, ‘ What have You done?’
And when Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, imploring Him,
Now the centurion, and those who were with him keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that were happening, became very frightened and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!”
And a centurion’s slave, who was highly regarded by him, was sick and about to die.
Now when the centurion saw what had happened, he began praising God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent.”
They said, “Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous and God-fearing man well spoken of by the entire nation of the Jews, was divinely directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and hear a message from you.”
Now after these things were finished, Paul purposed in the Spirit to go to Jerusalem after he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, saying, “After I have been there, I must also see Rome.”
At once he took along some soldiers and centurions and ran down to them; and when they saw the commander and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.
When the centurion heard this, he went to the commander and told him, saying, “What are you about to do? For this man is a Roman.”
But on the night immediately following, the Lord stood at his side and said, “ Take courage; for as you have solemnly witnessed to My cause at Jerusalem, so you must witness at Rome also.”
Paul called one of the centurions to him and said, “Lead this young man to the commander, for he has something to report to him.”
Then he gave orders to the centurion for him to be kept in custody and yet have some freedom, and not to prevent any of his friends from ministering to him.
There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy, and he put us aboard it.
but the centurion, wanting to bring Paul safely through, kept them from their intention, and commanded that those who could swim should jump overboard first and get to land,
When we entered Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier who was guarding him.
For this reason I have often been prevented from coming to you;
Greet all of your leaders and all the saints. Those from Italy greet you.