Acts 10:35
New International Version
but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.

New Living Translation
In every nation he accepts those who fear him and do what is right.

English Standard Version
but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.

Berean Study Bible
but welcomes those from every nation who fear Him and do what is right.

Berean Literal Bible
but in every nation, the one fearing Him and working righteousness is acceptable to Him,

New American Standard Bible
but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him.

King James Bible
But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

Christian Standard Bible
but in every nation the person who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.

Contemporary English Version
God is pleased with everyone who worships him and does right, no matter what nation they come from.

Good News Translation
Those who fear him and do what is right are acceptable to him, no matter what race they belong to.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but in every nation the person who fears Him and does righteousness is acceptable to Him.

International Standard Version
Indeed, whoever fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him in any nation.

NET Bible
but in every nation the person who fears him and does what is right is welcomed before him.

New Heart English Bible
but in every nation he who fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But among all nations, whoever worships him and works righteousness is acceptable to him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Rather, whoever respects God and does what is right is acceptable to him in any nation.

New American Standard 1977
but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right, is welcome to Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but in every nation he that fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him.

King James 2000 Bible
But in every nation he that fears him, and works righteousness, is accepted with him.

American King James Version
But in every nation he that fears him, and works righteousness, is accepted with him.

American Standard Version
but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is acceptable to him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But in every nation, he that feareth him, and worketh justice, is acceptable to him.

Darby Bible Translation
but in every nation he that fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him.

English Revised Version
but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is acceptable to him.

Webster's Bible Translation
But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

Weymouth New Testament
but that in every nation those who fear Him and live good lives are acceptable to Him.

World English Bible
but in every nation he who fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him.

Young's Literal Translation
but in every nation he who is fearing Him, and is working righteousness, is acceptable to Him;
Study Bible
Good News for Gentiles
34Then Peter began to speak: “I now truly understand that God does not show favoritism, 35but welcomes those from every nation who fear Him and do what is right. 36He has sent this message to the people of Israel, proclaiming the gospel of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.…
Cross References
Acts 10:2
He and all his household were devout and God-fearing. He gave generously to the people and prayed to God regularly.

Acts 10:28
He said to them, "You know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with a foreigner or visit him. But God has shown me that I should not call any man impure or unclean.

Romans 2:14
Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the Law, do by nature what the Law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the Law,

Treasury of Scripture

But in every nation he that fears him, and works righteousness, is accepted with him.

in.

Acts 15:9
And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

Isaiah 56:3-8
Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree…

Romans 2:13,25-29
(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified…

feareth.

Acts 10:2
A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.

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.

Job 28:28
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

is.

Genesis 4:5-7
But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell…

Hosea 8:13
They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it; but the LORD accepteth them not; now will he remember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt.

Luke 1:28
And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.







Lexicon
but
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

welcomes
δεκτὸς (dektos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1184: Acceptable, accepted. From dechomai; approved; propitious.

those
(ho)
Article - Nominative 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.

from
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

every
παντὶ (panti)
Adjective - Dative Neuter 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.

nation
ἔθνει (ethnei)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1484: Probably from etho; a race, i.e. A tribe; specially, a foreign one.

who fear
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.

Him
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 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.

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

do
ἐργαζόμενος (ergazomenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2038: To work, trade, perform, do, practice, commit, acquire by labor.

what is right.
δικαιοσύνην (dikaiosynēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1343: From dikaios; equity; specially justification.
(35) In every nation he that feareth him.--The great truth which Peter thus proclaimed is obviously far-reaching in its range. It applies, not to those only who know the name of Christ and believe on Him when He is preached to them, but to all who in all ages and countries "fear God" according to the measure of their knowledge, and "work righteousness" according to their belief and opportunities. The good works in such a case, are, in their measure and degree, as "fruits of faith, and follow after justification" (Article XII.), justification having been, in such cases, objectively bestowed for the merits of Christ, and subjectively appropriated by the faith which, in the Providence of God, was possible under the conditions of the case. They do not come under the head of "works done before the grace of Christ and the inspiration of His Spirit" (Article XIII.), for Christ is "the true Light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world" (John 1:9), and the Spirit is to every man "the Lord, and giver of life," and the works are done "as God hath willed and commanded them to be done." What such men gain by conversion is a fuller knowledge of the Truth, and therefore a clearer faith, a fuller justification, and a higher blessedness, but as this history distinctly teaches, they are already accepted with God. They are saved, "not by the law or sect which they profess" (Article XVIII.), but, even though they know not the Name whereby they must be saved (Acts 4:12), by Christ, who is the Saviour of all. The truth which St. Peter thus set forth proclaims at once the equity and the love of the Father, and sweeps away the narrowing dreams which confine the hope of salvation to the circumcised, as did the theology of the Rabbis; or to those who have received the outward ordinance of baptism, as did the theology of Augustine and the Mediaeval Church; or, as do some forms of Protestant dogmatism, to those who have heard and believed the story of the Cross of Christ. The language of St. Paul in Romans 10:9-14 should, however, be compared with this, as showing that the higher knowledge brings with it an incomparably higher blessedness, and that the man first tastes the full meaning of "salvation" when he consciously calls on the Lord by whom he has been saved.

Verse 35. - Acceptable to for accepted with, A.V. As regards the truth that God is no respecter of persons, which the present incident had brought home so vividly to Peter's apprehension, there can be no difficulty in understanding it. Cornelius was devout, he feared God, he was fruitful in prayer and almsgiving. God did not say to him, "All this would have been accepted in a Jew, but cannot be noticed in a Gentile." But, Gentile as he was, his prayers and alms went up for a memorial before God. If the things done were good in themselves, they were equally good whoever did them. God is no respecter of persons to accept or reject one or another, because of who he is, and not because of what he does (Ephesians 6:8). The rule is glory, honor, and peace to every one that worketh good, to the Jew first and also to the Gentile, for there is no respect of persons with God (Romans 2:10, 11). The word προσωπολήπτης (respecter of persons) occurs only here at all; προσωποληπτέω (to accept or respect persons), once only, in James 2:9; προσωποληψία (respect of persons), Romans 2:11; Ephesians 6:9; Colossians 3:25; James 2:1. The same idea is expressed by πρόσωπον λαμβάνειν, by which the LXX. render the Hebrew נָשָׂא פָּנִים, and by πρόσωπον θαυμάζειν, by which they also render it and the kindred phrase, חַדַר פָנִים (see Leviticus 19:15; Deuteronomy 10:17, etc.). The first phrase occurs in Luke 20:21 and Galatians 2:6; the latter only in Jude 1:16, where it is rightly rendered in the R.V., "showing respect of persons." Another phrase is ἀπροσωπολήπτως (without respect of persons), 1 Peter 1:17, and βλέπειν εἰς πρόσωπον (to regard the person), Matthew 22:16; Mark 12:14. 10:34-43 Acceptance cannot be obtained on any other ground than that of the covenant of mercy, through the atonement of Christ; but wherever true religion is found, God will accept it without regarding names or sects. The fear of God and works of righteousness are the substance of true religion, the effects of special grace. Though these are not the cause of a man's acceptance, yet they show it; and whatever may be wanting in knowledge or faith, will in due time be given by Him who has begun it. They knew in general the word, that is, the gospel, which God sent to the children of Israel. The purport of this word was, that God by it published the good tidings of peace by Jesus Christ. They knew the several matters of fact relating to the gospel. They knew the baptism of repentance which John preached. Let them know that this Jesus Christ, by whom peace is made between God and man, is Lord of all; not only as over all, God blessed for evermore, but as Mediator. All power, both in heaven and in earth, is put into his hand, and all judgment committed to him. God will go with those whom he anoints; he will be with those to whom he has given his Spirit. Peter then declares Christ's resurrection from the dead, and the proofs of it. Faith has reference to a testimony, and the Christian faith is built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, on the testimony given by them. See what must be believed concerning him. That we are all accountable to Christ as our Judge; so every one must seek his favour, and to have him as our Friend. And if we believe in him, we shall all be justified by him as our Righteousness. The remission of sins lays a foundation for all other favours and blessings, by taking that out of the way which hinders the bestowing of them. If sin be pardoned, all is well, and shall end well for ever.
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