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certain . Greek. tis. App-123 .
Caesarea . See note on Acts 8:40 .
called = by name.
centurion = a captain over a hundred men. Greek. hekatontarchos. Occurs elsewhere, Acts 10:22 ; Acts 24:23 ; Acts 27:1 , Acts 27:31 . In the Gospels and in nine other places in Acts, the form hekatontarchos is used.
band = cohort. Greek. speira. See Matthew 27:27 .
Italian . It would be one levied in Italy.
devout = pious. Greek. eusebes. Here, Acts 10:7 ; Acts 22:12 . 2 Peter 2:9 . Not the same as in Acts 2:5 ; Acts 8:2 .
God . App-98 .
alms . Greek. eleemosune. See note on Acts 3:2 .
people . Greek. laos. See note on Acts 2:47 .
prayed . Greek. deomai. App-134 .
saw. Greek. eidon. App-133 .
vision. Greek. horama, as in Acts 7:31 .
evidently = clearly, i.e. objectively. Greek. phaneros.
about = as if.
the ninth hour = 3pm App-165 .
unto = to.
And when he looked on him = But gazing at him. Greek. atenizo. App-133 . See note on Acts 1:10 .
he was afraid, and = and becoming affrighted, he. Greek. emphobos. Here, Acts 22:9 ; Acts 24:25 .Luke 24:5 , Luke 24:37 . Revelation 11:13 .
Lord . Greek. kurios . Used as in John 4:11 , where it is rendered "Sir".
prayers . Greek. proseuche. App-134 .
memorial . Greek. mnemosunon. Here, Matthew 26:13 .Mark 14:9 .
before = in the sight of. Greek. enopion.
send. Greek. pempo. App-174 .
call for = send for. Greek. metapempo. App-174 .
whose surname is = who is surnamed.
He = This one.
lodgeth. Greek. pass, of xenizo, to receive as a guest.
one . Greek. tis. App-123 .
tanner. See Acts 9:43 .
by the sea side = by the side of the sea. he shall, &c. The texts omit this clause.
And = Now.
spake. Greek. laleo. App-121 .
Cornelius. The texts read "him".
household servants . Greek. oiketes. App-190 .
waited . . . continually . Greek. proskartereo. See note on Acts 1:14 .
when he had declared = having related. Greek. exegeomai. Here, Acts 15:12 , Acts 15:14 ; Acts 21:10 . Luke 21:35 .John 1:18 .
sent. Greek. apostello. App-174 . drew nigh = were drawing near.
housetop = house.
pray . Greek. proseuchomai. App-134 .
about . Greek. peri. App-104 . the sixth hour, i.e. midday. App-165 .
very hungry . Greek. prospeinos. Only here.
would have eaten = wished (Greek. ethelo. App-102 .) to eat.
eaten . Greek. geuomai, to taste (food understood). Always trans, "taste", except in Acts, here, Acts 20:11 ; Acts 23:14 .
he fell, &c. Literally a trance (Greek. ekstasis) fell upon him. The texts read "came upon him". Ekstasis is sometimes translated "amazement", as in Acts 3:10 . It is akin to existemi (Acts 2:7 ; Acts 8:9 , &c). This was not an objective vision, as in the ease of Cornelius.
saw = beheld. Greek. theoreo. App-133 .
heaven = the heaven. Matthew 6:9 , Matthew 6:10 .
unto him . The texts omit. sheet. Greek. othcme, Only here and Acts 11:6 .
knit . The texts omit. Read "Let down by the four corners".
let down = sent down. Greek. kathiemi. Occurs elsewhere, Acts 9:25 ; Acts 11:5 .Luke 5:19 .
to = upon. Greek. epi . App-104 .
earth . Greek. ge. App-129 .
Wherein = In which. were. Greek. huparcho. See note on Luke 9:48 .
all manner of = all.
fourfooted beasts . Greek. tetrapous. Hebrews 11:6 . Romans 1:23 .
and wild beasts . The texts omit.
creeping things . Greek. herpeton. Hebrews 11:6 . Romans 1:23 .James 3:7 .
air = heaven.
Rise . Greek. aniatemi. App-178 .
kill = slay. Greek. thuo, to slay, or to sacrifice.
Not so = By no means. Greek. medamos.
have . . . eaten = ate.
never = not even at any time. Greek. oudepote.
unclean . Greek. akathartos. The previous twenty-one occurrences all apply to evil spirits. Here the reference is to the ceremonial uncleanness of the Levitical law.
the second time . Literally from (Greek. ek. App-104 .) a second (time).
What = The things which.
thrice . Literally upon thrice.
doubted = was perplexed. Greek. diaporeo. See note on Luke 9:7 .
mean = be.
behold . Greek. idou. App-133 .
had made enquiry . . . and = having inquired carefully. Greek. dierotao. Compound of dia App-104 and erotao App-134 . Only here.
before = at.
asked = inquired. Greek. punthanomai.
whether = if. Greek. ei. App-118 .
thought on = turned over in his mind. Greek. enthumeomai. Only here and Matthew 1:20 ; Matthew 9:4 . The texts read dienthumeomai, a stronger word.
the Spirit , i.e. the angel of Acts 10:3 . App-101 .
Arise therefore = But arise. Same as rise Acts 10:13 .
doubting . Greek. diakrino. App-122 .
nothing . Greek. medeis.
for I have sent them . This proves that it is the angel that is speaking. Compare Acts 10:5 .
which were sent unto him from Cornelius . All the texts and Syriac omit.
wherefore = on account of which.
are come = are present.
just . Greek. dikaios. App-191 .
of good report = borne witness to. Greek. martureo. Same as "of honest report" in Acts 6:3 .
among = by. Greek. hupo. App-104 .
nation . Greek. ethnos.
warned from God . Greek. chrematizo. See note on Luke 2:26 .
by . Greek. hupo, as above.
send for . Greek. metapempo, as in Acts 10:5 .
words . Greek. rhema. See note on Mark 9:32 .
of = from. Greek. para. App-104 .
waited = was waiting. Greek. prosdokao. App-138 .
near = intimate. Greek. anankaios. Literally necessary. First occurance. Translated elsewhere "necessary", "needful", &c.
And as, &c. = Now as it came to pass that Peter entered in.
met . Greek. sunantao. Heb 20:22 .Luke 9:37 ; Luke 22:10 . Hebrews 7:1 , Hebrews 7:10 .
worshipped = did him homage or reverence. Greek. proskuneo. App-137 .
took him up = raised him up. Greek. egeiro. App-178 .
Stand up = rise up. Greek. mid. of anistemi. App-178 .:1.
man . Greek. anthropos. App-123 .
as he talked with = conversing with. Greek. sunomileo. Only here.
know . Greek. epistamai. App-132 .
unlawful . Greek. athemitos. Here and 1 Peter 4:3 . Themis is that which is established by custom or usage.
keep company . Greek. kollaomai. See Luke 15:15 .
one of another nation = aliens. Greek. allophulos Only here in N.T., but frequently in Septuagint, where the Hebrew reads "Philistines".
hath . Omit.
me . Emphatic because it stands first in the sentence. "Me God shewed".
not call any = call no (Greek. medeis) .
came, &c . Read, "without gainsaying also I came".
without gainsaying . Greek. anantirrhetes. Only here.
for what intent = for what word, or reason. Greek. logos. App-121 .
have . Omit.
Four days ago = From (Greek. apo. App-104 .) the fourth day.
I was, &c . The texts omit "fasting", and read "until this hour I was praying".
bright = shining. Greek. lampros.
is = was.
are had in, &c . = were remembered.
in the sight of . The same as "before", verses: Acts 10:10 , Acts 10:4 , Acts 10:30 , Acts 10:33 .
call hither . Greek. metakaleo. See note on Acts 7:14 .
who, &c . The texts omit.
Immediately . Greek. exautes. Here, Acts 11:11 ; Acts 21:32 ; Acts 23:30 . Mark 6:25 .Philippians 1:2 , Philippians 1:23 .
hast well done = didst well. Compare Philippians 1:4 , Philippians 1:14 .James 2:19 . 2 Peter 1:19 . 3 John 1:6 .
of = by. Greek. hupo. App-104 .
opened his mouth . See note on Acts 8:35 .
Of = Upon. Greek. epi. App-104 .
perceive . See note on Acts 4:13 .
no = not a. Greek. ou. App-105 .
respecter of persons . Literally one who takes faces (i.e. persons) into account. Greek. prosopoleptes. Only here. Compare James 2:9 .
accepted with = acceptable to. Greek. dektos. Here Luke 4:19 , Luke 4:24 ; 2 Corinthians 6:2 .Philippians 1:4 , Philippians 1:18 .
word . Greek. logos. App-121 .
children = sons. Greek. huios. App-108 .
preaching . Greek. euangelizo. App-121 .
by = by means
Jesus Christ . App-98 .
He, &c . Cornelius had no claim on Him as son of David. Compare Matthew 15:22-40.15.28 .
know . Greek. oida. App-132 .
was published . Literally came to be.
throughout . Greek. kata.
baptism . App-115 .
preached = proclaimed. Greek. kerusso. App-121 .
How, &c . The Greek reads, "Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed (See Acts 4:27 ) Him".
Jesus. App-98 .
of = from. Greek. apo. App-104 .
the Holy Ghost = holy spirit. No art. App-101 .
power . Greek. dunamis. App-172 .
doing good . Greek. euergeteo = acting as a benefactor. Only here. Compare Luke 22:25 , and See Acts 4:9 .
healing . Greek. iaomai. See note on Luke 6:17 .
oppressed = overpowered. Greek. katadunasteuo. Here, James 2:6 . Compare Luke 13:16 . 2 Corinthians 12:7 . Revelation 2:10 .
witnesses . Greek. martur. See note on Acts 1:8 .
land = country. Greek. chora.
slew . Greek. anaireo. See note on Acts 2:23 .
and hanged = having hanged Him.
on . Greek. epi. App-104 .
tree . See note on Acts 5:30 .
Him = This One.
raised up . Greek. egeiro. App-178 .
shewed Him openly . Literally gave Him to become manifest, i.e. to be openly seen. Greek. emphanes. Here, Romans 10:20 . Compare App-106 .
chosen before . Greek. procheirotoneo. Only here. Compare Acts 14:23 .
did eat . . . with . Greek. sunesthio. Here, Acts 11:3 .Luke 15:2 . 1 Corinthians 5:11 .Galatians 1:2 , Galatians 1:12 .
drink with . Greek. sumpino. Only here.
from the dead . Greek. ek nekron. App-139 .
commanded = charged.
testify = fully testify. Greek. diamarturomai. See note on Acts 2:40 .
ordained . Greek. horizo. See note on Acts 2:23 .
Judge . Greek. krites. Compare App-122 and App-177 .
quick = living.
dead = dead persons. Greek. nekros. App-139 .
give . . . witness = testify. Greek. martureo, as in Acts 10:22 .
name . See note on Acts 2:38 .
believeth in . App-150 .
remission = forgiveness. Greek. aphesis. See note on Acts 2:38 ; Acts 5:31 .
sins. Greek. hamartia. App-128 .
the word , i.e. the gospel message. Figure of speech Idioma. App-6 .
they, &c , i.e. the Jews. Compare Acts 11:2 .Romans 4:12 ; Romans 15:8 . Galatians 1:2 , 2 Chronicles 4:11; 1 Timothy 1:101 Timothy 1:10 . These were Jewish Christians, called "brethren", Acts 10:23 , Acts 11:12 .
believed = were faithful. Greek. pistos. App-150 .
were astonished . Greek. existemi. See note on Acts 2:7 .
Gentiles . Greek. ethnos. Same as "nation", verses: Acts 10:22 , Acts 10:35 .
gift . Greek. dorea. See note on John 4:10 .
speak = speaking. Greek. laleo, as in Acts 10:7 .
magnify = magnifying. Greek. megaluno, as in Acts 5:13 .
answered . App-122 .
any man = any one. Greek. tis. App-123 .
forbid . Same as "hinder" in Acts 8:36 .
baptized . App-115 .
as well as we = even as we also.
baptized in . App-115 .
the Lord . App-98 . The texts read "Jesus Christ".
prayed . Greek. erotao. App-131 .
tarry . Greek. epimeno. See John 8:7 (continue).
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