Acts 10:2
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New Living Translation
He was a devout, God-fearing man, as was everyone in his household. He gave generously to the poor and prayed regularly to God.

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

Darby Bible Translation
pious, and fearing God with all his house, both giving much alms to the people, and supplicating God continually,

World English Bible
a devout man, and one who feared God with all his house, who gave gifts for the needy generously to the people, and always prayed to God.

Young's Literal Translation
pious, and fearing God with all his house, doing also many kind acts to the people, and beseeching God always,

Acts 10:2 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

10:2 Who gave much alms to the people - That is, to the Jews, many of whom were at that time extremely poor.

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May the Twenty-Sixth the Uniting of Sundered Peoples
"On the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost." --ACTS x. 34-48. And this is ever the issue of a true outpouring of the Spirit: sundered peoples become one. At "low tide" there are multitudes of separated pools along the shore: at "high tide" they flow together, and the little distinctions are lost in a splendid union. It is so racially. "Jew and Gentile!" Peter and Cornelius lose their prejudices in the emancipating ministry of the Spirit. And so shall it be with English and
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit
Now, it is to the work of the Holy Spirit that I shall this morning specially direct your attention; and I may as well mention the reason why I do so. It is this. We have received continually fresh confirmations of the good news from a far country, which has already made glad the hearts of many of God's people. In the United States of America there is certainly a great awakening. No sane man living there could think of denying it. There may be something of spurious excitement mixed up with it, but
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

The Candour of the Writers of the New Testament.
I make this candour to consist in their putting down many passages, and noticing many circumstances, which no writer whatever was likely to have forged; and which no writer would have chosen to appear in his book who had been careful to present the story in the most unexceptionable form, or who had thought himself at liberty to carve and mould the particulars of that story according to his choice, or according to his judgment of the effect. A strong and well-known example of the fairness of the evangelists
William Paley—Evidences of Christianity

Devotion to God.
Devotion to God implies ardent affection for him--a yielding of the heart to him with reverence, faith, and piety in every act, particularly in prayer and meditation. We catch a glimpse of the true meaning of devotion from what is said of the centurion of the Italian band. He was termed a devout man because he feared God, gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always (see Acts 10:2). This is the essence of true devotion. He loved God, without which there can be no devotion. The more we love
C. E. Orr—How to Live a Holy Life

Cross References
Luke 7:4
So they earnestly begged Jesus to help the man. "If anyone deserves your help, he does," they said,

Acts 10:22
They said, "We were sent by Cornelius, a Roman officer. He is a devout and God-fearing man, well respected by all the Jews. A holy angel instructed him to summon you to his house so that he can hear your message."

Acts 10:35
In every nation he accepts those who fear him and do what is right.

Acts 11:14
He will tell you how you and everyone in your household can be saved!'

Acts 13:16
So Paul stood, lifted his hand to quiet them, and started speaking. "Men of Israel," he said, "and you God-fearing Gentiles, listen to me.

Acts 13:26
"Brothers--you sons of Abraham, and also you God-fearing Gentiles--this message of salvation has been sent to us!

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