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

King James Bible
On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:

Darby Bible Translation
And on the morrow, as these were journeying and drawing near to the city, Peter went up on the house to pray, about the sixth hour.

World English Bible
Now on the next day as they were on their journey, and got close to the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray at about noon.

Young's Literal Translation
And on the morrow, as these are proceeding on the way, and are drawing nigh to the city, Peter went up upon the house-top to pray, about the sixth hour,

Acts 10:9 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

On the morrow, as they went on their journey - From Joppa to Caesarea was about twelve or fifteen leagues; the messengers could not have left the house of Cornelius till about two hours before sunset; therefore, they must have traveled a part of the night, in order to arrive at Joppa the next day, towards noon. - Calmet. Cornelius sent two of his household servants, by way of respect to Peter; probably the soldier was intended for their defense, as the roads in Judea were by no means safe.

Peter went up upon the house-top to pray - It has often been remarked that the houses in Judea were builded with flat roofs, on which people walked, conversed, meditated, prayed, etc. The house-top was the place of retirement; and thither Peter went for the purpose of praying to God. In Bengal, some of the rich Hindoos have a room on the top of the house, in which they perform worship daily.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Peter.

Acts 10:8 And when he had declared all these things to them, he sent them to Joppa.

Acts 11:5-10 I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet...

1 Samuel 9:25 And when they were come down from the high place into the city, Samuel communed with Saul on the top of the house.

Zephaniah 1:5 And them that worship the host of heaven on the housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham;

Matthew 6:6 But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father which is in secret...

Mark 1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

Mark 6:46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.

1 Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

the sixth.

Acts 6:4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

Psalm 55:17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

Daniel 6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem...

Matthew 20:5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.

Matthew 27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land to the ninth hour.

Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit...

Library
December 2 Morning
Ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.--I JOHN 2:20. God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power.--It pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell.--Of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. Thou anointest my head with oil.--The anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Easter Monday
Text: Acts 10, 34-43. 34 And Peter opened his mouth, and said: Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is acceptable to him. 36 The word which he sent unto the children of Israel, preaching good tidings of peace by Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all)--37 that saying ye yourselves know, which was published throughout all Judaea, beginning from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; 38 even Jesus of Nazareth,
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

Whether Paul, when in Rapture, Saw the Essence of God?
Objection 1: It would seem that Paul, when in rapture, did not see the essence of God. For just as we read of Paul that he was rapt to the third heaven, so we read of Peter (Acts 10:10) that "there came upon him an ecstasy of mind." Now Peter, in his ecstasy, saw not God's essence but an imaginary vision. Therefore it would seem that neither did Paul see the essence of God. Objection 2: Further, the vision of God is beatific. But Paul, in his rapture, was not beatified; else he would never have returned
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether the World is to be Cleansed?
Objection 1: It would seem that there is not to be any cleansing of the world. For only that which is unclean needs cleansing. Now God's creatures are not unclean, wherefore it is written (Acts 10:15): "That which God hath cleansed, do not thou call common," i.e. unclean. Therefore the creatures of the world shall not be cleansed. Objection 2: Further, according to Divine justice cleansing is directed to the removal of the uncleanness of sin, as instanced in the cleansing after death. But there can
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
1 Samuel 9:25
After they came down from the high place to the town, Samuel talked with Saul on the roof of his house.

2 Samuel 11:2
One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful,

Psalm 55:17
Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.

Jeremiah 19:13
The houses in Jerusalem and those of the kings of Judah will be defiled like this place, Topheth--all the houses where they burned incense on the roofs to all the starry hosts and poured out drink offerings to other gods.'"

Jeremiah 32:29
The Babylonians who are attacking this city will come in and set it on fire; they will burn it down, along with the houses where the people aroused my anger by burning incense on the roofs to Baal and by pouring out drink offerings to other gods.

Zephaniah 1:5
those who bow down on the roofs to worship the starry host, those who bow down and swear by the LORD and who also swear by Molek,

Matthew 24:17
Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house.

Jump to Previous
Approaching City Close Drew Following Getting Hour House Housetop House-Top Journey Journeying Morrow Nigh Noon Peter Prayer Proceeding Sixth Top Way
Jump to Next
Approaching City Close Drew Following Getting Hour House Housetop House-Top Journey Journeying Morrow Nigh Noon Peter Prayer Proceeding Sixth Top Way
Links
Acts 10:9 NIV
Acts 10:9 NLT
Acts 10:9 ESV
Acts 10:9 NASB
Acts 10:9 KJV

Acts 10:9 Bible Apps
Acts 10:9 Biblia Paralela
Acts 10:9 Chinese Bible
Acts 10:9 French Bible
Acts 10:9 German Bible

Acts 10:9 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Acts 10:8
Top of Page
Top of Page