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Acts 10:7

    Acts 10:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when the angel which spoke to Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when the angel that spake unto him was departed, he called two of his household-servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when the angel who said these words to him had gone away, he sent for two of his house-servants, and a God-fearing man of the army, one of those who were waiting on him at all times;

    Webster's Revision

    And when the angel that spake unto him was departed, he called two of his household-servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually;

    World English Bible

    When the angel who spoke to him had departed, Cornelius called two of his household servants and a devout soldier of those who waited on him continually.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when the angel that spake unto him was departed, he called two of his household-servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually;

    Definitions for Acts 10:7

    Angel - Messenger.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 10:7

    And a devout soldier - It has already been remarked that Cornelius had taken care to instruct his family in Divine things; and it appears also that he had been attentive to the spiritual interests of his regiment. We do not find that it was then, even among the Romans, considered a disgrace for a military officer to teach his men lessons of morality, and piety towards God, whatever it may be in some Christian countries in the present time.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 10:7

    A devout soldier - A pious man. This is an instance of the effect of piety in a military officer. Few people have more influence; and in this case the effect was seen not only in the piety of his family, but of this attending soldier. Such men have usually been supposed to be far from the influence of religion; but this instance shows that even the disadvantages of a camp are not necessarily hostile to the existence of piety. Compare Luke 3:14.