New Living Translation
In every nation he accepts those who fear him and do what is right.
King James Bible
But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
Darby Bible Translation
but in every nation he that fears him and works righteousness is 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;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:35 But in every nation he that feareth God and worketh righteousness - He that, first, reverences God, as great, wise, good, the cause, end, and governor of all things; and secondly, from this awful regard to him, not only avoids all known evil, but endeavours, according to the best light he has, to do all things well; is accepted of him - Through Christ, though he knows him not. The assertion is express, and admits of no exception. He is in the favour of God, whether enjoying his written word and ordinances or not. Nevertheless the addition of these is an unspeakable blessing to those who were before in some measure accepted. Otherwise God would never have sent an angel from heaven to direct Cornelius to St. Peter.
LibraryMay the Twenty-Sixth the Uniting of Sundered Peoples
"On the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost." --ACTS x. 34-48. And this is ever the issue of a true outpouring of the Spirit: sundered peoples become one. At "low tide" there are multitudes of separated pools along the shore: at "high tide" they flow together, and the little distinctions are lost in a splendid union. It is so racially. "Jew and Gentile!" Peter and Cornelius lose their prejudices in the emancipating ministry of the Spirit. And so shall it be with English and …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit
The Candour of the Writers of the New Testament.
Devotion to God.
He was a devout, God-fearing man, as was everyone in his household. He gave generously to the poor and prayed regularly to God.
Peter told them, "You know it is against our laws for a Jewish man to enter a Gentile home like this or to associate with you. But God has shown me that I should no longer think of anyone as impure or unclean.
Even Gentiles, who do not have God's written law, show that they know his law when they instinctively obey it, even without having heard it.
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