ACTS 10:3

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Acts 10:3 Translation & Meaning

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He saw εἶδεν Used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent G3700 and G3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know saw
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
a vision ὁράματι Something gazed at, i.e., a spectacle (especially supernatural) vision
evidently φανερῶς Plainly, i.e., clearly or publicly evidently
about ὡσεὶ As if about
the ninth ἐννάτην Ninth ninth
hour ὥραν An "hour" (literally or figuratively) hour
of ἡμέρας Day, i.e., (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively, a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context) of
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
day ἡμέρας Day, i.e., (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively, a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context) day
an angel ἄγγελον (to bring tidings); a messenger; especially an "angel"; by implication, a pastor angel
of θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) of
God θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
coming in εἰσελθόντα To enter (literally or figuratively) coming
to πρὸς A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) to
him, αὐτὸν 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 him
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
saying εἰπόντα To speak or say (by word or writing) saying
unto him, αὐτῷ 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 unto him
Cornelius. Κορνήλιε Cornelius, a Roman Cornelius

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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.

  • 5  And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:




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