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THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES - Chapter 10 - Verse 3

Verse 3. He saw in a vision. See Barnes "Ac 9:10".


Evidently. Openly; manifestly.

About the ninth hour. About three o'clock, P.M. This was the usual hour of evening worship among the Jews.

An angel of God. See Barnes "Mt 1:20".

Comp Heb 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. Comp. Ac 16:9,10.

{d} "an angel of God" Heb 1:14

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