ACTS 10:2

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Acts 10:2 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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A (No Greek definition. English implied.)
devout εὐσεβὴς Well-reverent, i.e., pious devout
man, (No Greek definition. English implied.)
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
one that feared φοβούμενος To frighten, i.e., (passively) to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e., revere one feared
God θεὸν A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
with σὺν With or together (but much closer than G3326 or G3844), i.e., by association, companionship, process, resemblance, possession, instrumentality, addition, etc with
all παντὶ All, any, every, the whole all
his αὐτοῦ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons his
house, οἴκῳ A dwelling (more or less extensive, literal or figurative); by implication, a family (more or less related, literally or figuratively) house
which τε Both or also (properly, as correlation of G2532) which
gave ποιῶν To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) gave
much πολλὰς (singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverbial, largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely much
alms ἐλεημοσύνας Compassionateness, i.e., (as exercised towards the poor) beneficence, or (concretely) a benefaction alms
to λαῷ A people (in general; thus differing from G1218, which denotes one's own populace) to
the to τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the to
people, λαῷ A people (in general; thus differing from G1218, which denotes one's own populace) people
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
prayed δεόμενος To beg (as binding oneself), i.e., petition prayed
God θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
alway. διαπαντός Through all time, i.e., (adverbially) constantly alway

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  • 1  There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,

  • 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.

  • 3  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.

  • 4  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.




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