Acts 10:2
New International Version
He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.

New Living Translation
He was a devout, God-fearing man, as was everyone in his household. He gave generously to the poor and prayed regularly to God.

English Standard Version
a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God.

Berean Study Bible
He and all his household were devout and God-fearing. He gave generously to the people and prayed to God regularly.

Berean Literal Bible
devout and fearing God with all his household, doing many alms to the people and praying to God continually.

New American Standard Bible
a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, and gave many alms to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually.

King James Bible
A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.

Christian Standard Bible
He was a devout man and feared God along with his whole household. He did many charitable deeds for the Jewish people and always prayed to God.

Contemporary English Version
Cornelius was a very religious man. He worshiped God, and so did everyone else who lived in his house. He had given a lot of money to the poor and was always praying to God.

Good News Translation
He was a religious man; he and his whole family worshiped God. He also did much to help the Jewish poor people and was constantly praying to God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He was a devout man and feared God along with his whole household. He did many charitable deeds for the Jewish people and always prayed to God.

International Standard Version
He was a devout man who feared God, as did everyone in his home. He gave many gifts to the poor among the people and always prayed to God.

NET Bible
He was a devout, God-fearing man, as was all his household; he did many acts of charity for the people and prayed to God regularly.

New Heart English Bible
a devout man, and one who feared God with all his house, who gave gifts for the needy generously to the people, and always prayed to God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he was righteous and was a worshiper of God, he and his whole house, and he did great charitable work among the people and always prayed to God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He and everyone in his home were devout and respected God. Cornelius gave many gifts to poor Jewish people and always prayed to God.

New American Standard 1977
a devout man, and one who feared God with all his household, and gave many alms to the Jewish people, and prayed to God continually.

Jubilee Bible 2000
a devout man and one that feared God with all his house, who gave many alms to the people and prayed to God always.

King James 2000 Bible
A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, who gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always.

American King James Version
A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always.

American Standard Version
a devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, who gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A religious man, and fearing God with all his house, giving much alms to the people, and always praying to God.

Darby Bible Translation
pious, and fearing God with all his house, [both] giving much alms to the people, and supplicating God continually,

English Revised Version
a devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, who gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.

Webster's Bible Translation
A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, who gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always.

Weymouth New Testament
He was religious and God-fearing--and so was every member of his household. He was also liberal in his charities to the people, and continually offered prayer to God.

World English Bible
a devout man, and one who feared God with all his house, who gave gifts for the needy generously to the people, and always prayed to God.

Young's Literal Translation
pious, and fearing God with all his house, doing also many kind acts to the people, and beseeching God always,
Study Bible
Cornelius Sends for Peter
1At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was called the Italian Regiment. 2He and all his household were devout and God-fearing. He gave generously to the people and prayed to God regularly. 3One day at about the ninth hour, he had a clear vision of an angel of God who came to him and said, “Cornelius!”…
Cross References
Luke 7:4
They came to Jesus and pleaded with Him earnestly, "This man is worthy to have You grant this,

Acts 10:22
"Cornelius the centurion has sent us," they said. "He is a righteous and God-fearing man with a good reputation among the whole Jewish nation. A holy angel instructed him to request your presence in his home, so that he could hear a message from you."

Acts 10:35
but welcomes those from every nation who fear Him and do what is right.

Acts 11:14
He will convey to you a message by which you and all your household will be saved.'

Acts 13:16
Paul stood up, motioned with his hand, and began to speak: "Men of Israel and you Gentiles who fear God, listen to me!

Acts 13:26
Brothers, children of Abraham, and you Gentiles who fear God, it is to us that this message of salvation has been sent.

Treasury of Scripture

A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always.

devout.

Acts 10:7,22
And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually; …

Acts 2:5
And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

Acts 8:2
And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.

one.

Acts 10:35
But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

Acts 9:31
Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.

Acts 13:16,26
Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience…

with.

Acts 10:7
And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually;

Acts 16:15
And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.

Acts 18:8
And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized.

which.

Acts 10:4,22,31
And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God…

Acts 9:36
Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

Psalm 41:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.

and prayed.

Acts 9:11
And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,

Psalm 25:5,8,9
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day…

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







Lexicon
[He and]
σὺν (syn)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4862: With. A primary preposition denoting union; with or together.

all
παντὶ (panti)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

household
οἴκῳ (oikō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3624: A dwelling; by implication, a family.

[were] devout
εὐσεβὴς (eusebēs)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2152: Pious, God-fearing, devout. From eu and sebomai; well-reverent, i.e. Pious.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

God-fearing.
φοβούμενος (phoboumenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5399: From phobos; to frighten, i.e. to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e. Revere.

He gave generously
ποιῶν (poiōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

to the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

people
λαῷ (laō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2992: Apparently a primary word; a people.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

prayed
δεόμενος (deomenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1189: To want for myself; I want, need; I beg, request, beseech, pray. Middle voice of deo; to beg, i.e. Petition.

to
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

God
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

regularly.
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.
(2) A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house.--The word for "devout" is not the same as that used in Acts 2:5; Acts 8:2, and Luke 2:25, and appears to be used by St. Luke, as again in Acts 10:7, for the special type of devotion that belonged to Gentile converts to Judaism. The phrase "those that feared God" is employed distinctly for this class in Acts 10:22; Acts 10:35, and again in Acts 13:16; Acts 13:26. There is a special significance in the addition "with all his house." The centurion was not satisfied with having found a higher truth for himself, but sought to impart it to the soldiers and slaves, possibly to those nearer and dearer to him, who came under his influence (Comp. Acts 10:7.)

Which gave much alms to the people--i.e., to the Jews of Caesarea as distinct from the Gentiles. (Comp. Acts 26:17; Acts 26:23; Acts 28:17.)

And prayed to God alway.--As the vision that follows may rightly be regarded as an answer to the prayers thus offered, it is natural to infer that Cornelius was seeking for guidance as to the new faith which Philip had brought to Caesarea, and of which he could scarcely fail to have heard. Was it really a new revelation from God to man? Could he be admitted to the fellowship of the society which confessed Jesus as the Christ without accepting the yoke of circumcision and the ceremonial law from which, as a "proselyte of the gate," he had hitherto kept back?

Verse 2. - Who for which, A.V. A devout man (εὐσεβής); and in ver. 7. It is an interesting question as to what was the precise religions status of Cornelius, whether he was a proselyte in any technical sense. But the whole narrative, in which he is spoken of simply as a Gentile and uncircumcised, seems to indicate that, though he had learnt from the Jews to worship the true God, and from the Jewish Scriptures read or heard in the synagogue to practice those virtues which went up for a memorial before God, yet he was in no sense a proselyte. It is pleasant to think that there may have been many such in the different countries where the Jews were dispersed (comp. Acts 13:16, and probably Acts 11:20). 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.
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