Acts 10:3
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New International Version
One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, "Cornelius!"

New Living Translation
One afternoon about three o'clock, he had a vision in which he saw an angel of God coming toward him. "Cornelius!" the angel said.

English Standard Version
About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God come in and say to him, “Cornelius.”

New American Standard Bible
About the ninth hour of the day he clearly saw in a vision an angel of God who had just come in and said to him, "Cornelius!"

King James Bible
He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
About three in the afternoon he distinctly saw in a vision an angel of God who came in and said to him, "Cornelius!"

International Standard Version
One day, about three in the afternoon, he had a vision and clearly saw an angel of God coming to him and saying to him, "Cornelius!"

NET Bible
About three o'clock one afternoon he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God who came in and said to him, "Cornelius."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
This man saw an Angel of God in a vision plainly before his face at the ninth hour of the day, who entered his presence and said to him, “Cornelia.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One day, about three in the afternoon, he had a vision. He clearly saw an angel from God come to him and say, "Cornelius!"

Jubilee Bible 2000
He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him and saying unto him, Cornelius.

King James 2000 Bible
He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.

American King James Version
He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying to him, Cornelius.

American Standard Version
He saw in a vision openly, as it were about the ninth hour of the day, an angel of God coming in unto him, and saying to him, Cornelius.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This man saw in a vision manifestly, about the ninth hour of the day, an angel of God coming in unto him, and saying to him: Cornelius.

Darby Bible Translation
saw plainly in a vision, about the ninth hour of the day, an angel of God coming unto him, And saying to him, Cornelius.

English Revised Version
He saw in a vision openly, as it were about the ninth hour of the day, an angel of God coming in unto him, and saying to him, Cornelius.

Webster's Bible Translation
He saw in a vision evidently, about the ninth hour of the day, an angel of God coming in to him, and saying to him, Cornelius.

Weymouth New Testament
About three o'clock one afternoon he had a vision, and distinctly saw an angel of God enter his house, who called him by name, saying, "Cornelius!"

World English Bible
At about the ninth hour of the day, he clearly saw in a vision an angel of God coming to him, and saying to him, "Cornelius!"

Young's Literal Translation
he saw in a vision manifestly, as it were the ninth hour of the day, a messenger of God coming in unto him, and saying to him, 'Cornelius;'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:1-8 Hitherto none had been baptized into the Christian church but Jews, Samaritans, and those converts who had been circumcised and observed the ceremonial law; but now the Gentiles were to be called to partake all the privileges of God's people, without first becoming Jews. Pure and undefiled religion is sometimes found where we least expect it. Wherever the fear of God rules in the heart, it will appear both in works of charity and of piety, neither will excuse from the other. Doubtless Cornelius had true faith in God's word, as far as he understood it, though not as yet clear faith in Christ. This was the work of the Spirit of God, through the mediation of Jesus, even before Cornelius knew him, as is the case with us all when we, who before were dead in sin, are made alive. Through Christ also his prayers and alms were accepted, which otherwise would have been rejected. Without dispute or delay Cornelius was obedient to the heavenly vision. In the affairs of our souls, let us not lose time.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - Openly for evidently, A.V.; as it were about for about, A.V. and T.R.; unto for to, and to for unto, A.V. Openly; or, evidently (φανερῶς), indicates the distinctness and certainty of the vision. It was, as Meyer says, a clear angelic appearance; there was no indistinctness or confusion about it, and consequently it left no kind of doubt in the mind of Cornelius. An angel; or rather, the angel; the addition of God defines it (see Acts 5:19, note).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He saw in a vision evidently,.... He was not in a dream, or in a trance, but he was thoroughly awake, and his eyes open, and was himself; it was not in the night, but in clear day:

about the ninth hour of the day; or three o'clock in the afternoon, which was the hour of prayer, Acts 3:1 in which exercise he was now engaged, Acts 10:30 at this time he saw

an angel of God coming to him; into the room where he was at prayer:

and saying unto him, Cornelius; he called him by his name, to let him know that he knew him, as angels are very knowing spirits; and to express his affection and friendship to him, and that he was a messenger, not of bad, but of good news to him; as well as to engage his attention to him; for he might be so intent at his devotion, that had he not called him by name, he would not have minded him.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3-6. saw … evidently—"distinctly."

the ninth hour of the day—three o'clock, the hour of the evening sacrifice. But he had been "fasting until that hour" (Ac 10:30), perhaps from the sixth hour (Ac 10:9).

Acts 10:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
Cornelius Sends for Peter
2a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, and gave many alms to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually. 3About the ninth hour of the day he clearly saw in a vision an angel of God who had just come in and said to him, "Cornelius!" 4And fixing his gaze on him and being much alarmed, he said, "What is it, Lord?" And he said to him, "Your prayers and alms have ascended as a memorial before God.…
Cross References
Psalm 55:17
Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.

Acts 3:1
One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer--at three in the afternoon.

Acts 5:19
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out.

Acts 9:10
In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, "Ananias!" "Yes, Lord," he answered.

Acts 10:9
About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray.

Acts 10:17
While Peter was wondering about the meaning of the vision, the men sent by Cornelius found out where Simon's house was and stopped at the gate.

Acts 10:19
While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Simon, three men are looking for you.

Acts 10:30
Cornelius answered: "Three days ago I was in my house praying at this hour, at three in the afternoon. Suddenly a man in shining clothes stood before me
Treasury of Scripture

He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying to him, Cornelius.

saw.

Job 4:15,16 Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up…

Daniel 9:20,21 And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and …

about.

Acts 10:30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; …

Acts 3:1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of …

Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, …

Luke 23:44-46 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all …

an.

Acts 5:19 But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought …

Acts 11:13 And he showed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood …

Acts 12:7-11 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came on him, and a light shined …

Acts 27:23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

Luke 1:11 And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right …

Luke 2:10,11,13 And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good …

Hebrews 1:4,14 Being made so much better than the angels, as he has by inheritance …

Cornelius.

Acts 9:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, …

Exodus 33:17 And the LORD said to Moses, I will do this thing also that you have …

Isaiah 45:4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel my elect, I have even called …

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