Zacharias became disturbed when he saw the angel and was gripped by fear.
As they were entering the cave, they were amazed when they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting at the right side of the entrance.
But she became very troubled by what he said and wondered what such a greeting could mean.
[Suddenly] an angel from the Lord [was seen] standing near them and the glorious presence of the Lord shone around them, and they were very afraid.
As he stared at [the angel] in fright, he asked, "What is it, Lord?" [Note: The word "Lord" here could also be translated "Sir," and its correct rendering depends on whether or not Cornelius understood the angel to be from God]. And the angel replied, "Your [continual] prayers and [generous] gifts to poor people have not gone unnoticed before God.