Acts 10:19

19 While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Simon, three[a] men are looking for you.

Acts 10:19 in Other Translations

KJV
19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.
ESV
19 And while Peter was pondering the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Behold, three men are looking for you.
NLT
19 Meanwhile, as Peter was puzzling over the vision, the Holy Spirit said to him, “Three men have come looking for you.
MSG
19 Peter, lost in thought, didn't hear them, so the Spirit whispered to him, "Three men are knocking at the door looking for you.
CSB
19 While Peter was thinking about the vision, the Spirit told him, "Three men are here looking for you.

Acts 10:19 Meaning and Commentary

Ver. 19 While Peter thought on the vision
Which greatly amused him, affected his mind, and employed his thoughts what should be the meaning and design of it:

the Spirit said unto him;
the holy Spirit of God, either by an articulate voice, or by making an impulse on his mind;

behold, three men seek thee;
the Arabic version leaves out the word "three": the Spirit of God is omniscient, and knows all things; if the deep things of God, then much more man, and the things of man.

Acts 10:19 In-Context

17 While Peter was wondering about the meaning of the vision, the men sent by Cornelius found out where Simon’s house was and stopped at the gate.
18 They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there.
19 While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Simon, three men are looking for you.
20 So get up and go downstairs. Do not hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them.”
21 Peter went down and said to the men, “I’m the one you’re looking for. Why have you come?”

Cross References 2

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. One early manuscript "two" ; other manuscripts do not have the number.