Acts 10:14
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New International Version
"Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."

New Living Translation
"No, Lord," Peter declared. "I have never eaten anything that our Jewish laws have declared impure and unclean."

English Standard Version
But Peter said, “By no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.”

Berean Study Bible
"No, Lord!" Peter answered, "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."

Berean Literal Bible
But Peter said, "In no way, Lord! For never have I eaten anything common or unclean."

New American Standard Bible
But Peter said, "By no means, Lord, for I have never eaten anything unholy and unclean."

King James Bible
But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No, Lord!" Peter said. "For I have never eaten anything common and ritually unclean!"

International Standard Version
But Peter said, "Absolutely not, Lord, for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean!"

NET Bible
But Peter said, "Certainly not, Lord, for I have never eaten anything defiled and ritually unclean!"

New Heart English Bible
But Peter said, "Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Shimeon said, “Never, my Lord, because I have never eaten anything defiled or polluted.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Peter answered, "I can't do that, Lord! I've never eaten anything that is impure or unclean."

New American Standard 1977
But Peter said, “By no means, Lord, for I have never eaten anything unholy and unclean.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.

King James 2000 Bible
But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.

American King James Version
But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.

American Standard Version
But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common and unclean.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Peter said: Far be it from me; for I never did eat any thing that is common and unclean.

Darby Bible Translation
And Peter said, In no wise, Lord; for I have never eaten anything common or unclean.

English Revised Version
But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common and unclean.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.

Weymouth New Testament
"On no account, Lord," he replied; "for I have never yet eaten anything unholy and impure."

World English Bible
But Peter said, "Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean."

Young's Literal Translation
And Peter said, 'Not so, Lord; because at no time did I eat anything common or unclean;'
Study Bible
Peter's Vision
13Then a voice spoke to him: “Get up, Peter, kill and eat!” 14“No, Lord! Peter answered, “- I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.” 15The voice spoke to him a second time: “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”…
Cross References
Leviticus 11:4
'Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these, among those which chew the cud, or among those which divide the hoof: the camel, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you.

Leviticus 11:20
All the winged insects that walk on all fours are detestable to you.

Deuteronomy 14:4
"These are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat,

Ezekiel 4:14
But I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I have never been defiled; for from my youth until now I have never eaten what died of itself or was torn by beasts, nor has any unclean meat ever entered my mouth."

Daniel 1:8
But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king's choice food or with the wine which he drank; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials that he might not defile himself.

Matthew 8:2
Suddenly a leper came and knelt before Him, saying, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean."

Matthew 15:11
A man is not defiled by what enters his mouth, but by what comes out of it."

Mark 7:2
and they saw some of His disciples eating with hands that were defiled--that is, unwashed.

John 4:11
"Sir," the woman replied, "You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where then will You get this living water?

Acts 9:5
"Who are You, Lord?" Saul asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," He replied.
Treasury of Scripture

But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.

Not.

Genesis 19:18 And Lot said to them, Oh, not so, my LORD:

Exodus 10:11 Not so: go now you that are men, and serve the LORD; for that you …

Matthew 16:22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from …

Matthew 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for …

Luke 1:60 And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.

for.

Leviticus 11:1-17 And the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them…

Leviticus 20:25 You shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, …

Deuteronomy 14:1-29 You are the children of the LORD your God: you shall not cut yourselves, …

Ezekiel 4:14 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul has not been polluted…

Ezekiel 44:31 The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or …

(14) Not so, Lord . . .--The emphatic resistance even to a voice from heaven is strikingly in harmony with the features of St. Peter's character, as portrayed in the Gospels, with the "Be it far from thee, Lord," when he heard of the coming Passion (Matthew 16:22), with "Thou shalt never wash my feet," in John 13:8. He had been taught that that which "goeth into the mouth cannot defile the man" (Mark 7:15), but he had not taken in that truth in its fulness, either in its literal or symbolic meaning.

Any thing that is common or unclean.--"Common" is used, as in Mark 7:2, in the sense of "defiled" or "impure," that which excludes the idea of consecration to a special service.

Verse 14. - And unclean for or unclean, A.V. and T.R. It is rather a striking testimony to Peter's religious character as a Jew before his call to the apostolate, that, poor Galilaean fisherman as he was, unlearned and ignorant, he had yet always conscientiously obeyed the Law of Moses in regard to things clean and unclean (comp. Daniel 1:8-15). The address, Lord (Κύριε), seems certainly to recognize the voice as that of Christ, which also agrees with the descent of the vessel from heaven. The answer is very similar to the refusals in Matthew 16:22; John 13:8. But Peter said, not so, Lord,.... God forbid I should do this, so contrary to the law of God, and to my own practice, throughout the whole course of my life:

for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean; in a ceremonial sense, which was in common use with Gentiles, but unclean by the law of Moses: this shows that Peter as yet closely adhered to the ceremonial law, nor did he know that it was abolished by Christ; and notwithstanding the commission given to him and the rest of the apostles to preach the Gospel to every creature, and the extraordinary gifts of speaking with divers tongues for that purpose, bestowed on them at the day of Pentecost; yet he and they remained greatly strangers to the calling of the Gentiles, and the admitting of them to a civil and religious conversation with them; the knowledge of every truth was not at once communicated to them, but gradually, as it pressed the Lord to enlighten their minds. 14. Not so, Lord—See Marginal reference.

I have never eaten anything that is common—that is, not sanctified by divine permission to eat of it, and so "unclean." "The distinction of meats was a sacrament of national distinction, separation, and consecration" [Webster and Wilkinson].10:9-18 The prejudices of Peter against the Gentiles, would have prevented his going to Cornelius, unless the Lord had prepared him for this service. To tell a Jew that God had directed those animals to be reckoned clean which were hitherto deemed unclean, was in effect saying, that the law of Moses was done away. Peter was soon made to know the meaning of it. God knows what services are before us, and how to prepare us; and we know the meaning of what he has taught us, when we find what occasion we have to make use of it.
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