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.
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.
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;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He saw in a vision - See the notes on Acts 9:10.
Evidently - Openly; manifestly.
About the ninth hour - About 3 o'clock p. m. This was the usual hour of evening worship among the Jews.
An angel of God - See the notes on Matthew 1:20. Compare Hebrews 1:14. This angel was sent to signify to Cornelius that his alms were accepted by God as an evidence of his piety, and to direct him to send for Peter to instruct him in the way of salvation. The importance of the occasion - the introduction of the gospel to a Gentile, and hence, to the entire Gentile world - was probably the chief reason why an angel was commissioned to visit the Roman centurion. Compare Acts 16:9-10.
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"Thy prayers are come up for a memorial before God" (Acts x. 4). What a beautiful expression the angel used to Cornelius, "Thy prayers are come up for a memorial." It would almost seem as if supplications of years had accumulated before the Throne, and at last the answer broke in blessings on the head of Cornelius, even as the accumulated evaporation of months at last bursts in floods of rain upon the parched ground. So God is represented as treasuring the prayers of His saints in vials; they are …
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Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the ninth hour, the hour of prayer.
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the gates of the prison, and taking them out he said,
Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and the Lord said to him in a vision, "Ananias." And he said, "Here I am, Lord."
On the next day, as they were on their way and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray.
Now while Peter was greatly perplexed in mind as to what the vision which he had seen might be, behold, the men who had been sent by Cornelius, having asked directions for Simon's house, appeared at the gate;
While Peter was reflecting on the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Behold, three men are looking for you.
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