|Acts 10:2-4 |
2 He was a devout man who feared God along with all his household, who gave many charitable gifts to the poor, and who prayed to God always.
3 About the ninth hour of the day he saw a vision of an angel of God coming to him and saying to him, "Cornelius."
4 And when he saw him, he was afraid and said, "What is it, Lord? " And he said to him, "Your prayers and acts of charity to the poor have come up as a memorial before God. [Notice, Cornelius feared God, gave many charitable gifts to the poor, and prayed always; that is what caused God to send Peter to him, and Peter calls this "works of righteousness" in verse 34 below.]