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!"

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He saw in a vision evidently - The text is as plain as it can be, that an angel of God did appear to Cornelius. This was in a vision, i.e. a supernatural representation; and it was φανερως, manifestly, evidently made; and at such a time too as precluded the possibility of his being asleep; for it was about the ninth hour of the day, answering to our three o'clock in the afternoon, (see note on Acts 3:1 (note)), the time of public prayer, according to the custom of the Jews, and while Peter was engaged in that sacred duty. The angelic appearance to Cornelius was something similar to that made to Daniel, Daniel 9:20-23, and that especially to Zachariah, the father of John Baptist, Luke 1:11, etc.

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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 the sin of my people Israel...

about.

Acts 10:30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold...

Acts 3:1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.

Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God...

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

an.

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

Acts 11:13 And he showed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said to him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon...

Acts 12:7-11 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came on him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up...

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 side of the altar of incense.

Luke 2:10,11,13 And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people...

Hebrews 1:4,14 Being made so much better than the angels, as he has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they...

Cornelius.

Acts 9:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why persecute you me?

Exodus 33:17 And the LORD said to Moses, I will do this thing also that you have spoken: for you have found grace in my sight...

Isaiah 45:4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel my elect, I have even called you by your name: I have surnamed you...

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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
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.

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