“A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.”
King James Version (KJV)
10:2 Who gave much alms to the people - That is, to the Jews, many of whom were at that time extremely poor.
Ac 10:2 [A] devout [man]. This is stated of Gentiles in several places in Acts (Ac 10:7 13:50 17:4,17), and always means those who had abandoned heathenism and turned to Jehovah. They had not become Jews, but were trying to worship the One God. The greater part of the first Gentile converts were made up of this class. He was benevolent and a man of prayer.