Acts 10:15
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New International Version
The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."

New Living Translation
But the voice spoke again: "Do not call something unclean if God has made it clean."

English Standard Version
And the voice came to him again a second time, “What God has made clean, do not call common.”

New American Standard Bible
Again a voice came to him a second time, "What God has cleansed, no longer consider unholy."

King James Bible
And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Again, a second time, a voice said to him, "What God has made clean, you must not call common."

International Standard Version
Again the voice came to him a second time, "You must stop calling unclean what God has made clean."

NET Bible
The voice spoke to him again, a second time, "What God has made clean, you must not consider ritually unclean!"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a voice came again a second time to him: “Those things which God has purified you shall not make impure.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A voice spoke to him a second time, "Don't say that the things which God has made clean are impure."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the voice spoke unto him again the second time, That which God has cleansed, do not call common.

King James 2000 Bible
And the voice spoke unto him again the second time, What God has cleansed, that call not common.

American King James Version
And the voice spoke to him again the second time, What God has cleansed, that call not you common.

American Standard Version
And a voice came unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, make not thou common.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the voice spoke to him again the second time: That which God hath cleansed, do not thou call common.

Darby Bible Translation
And [there was] a voice again the second time to him, What God has cleansed, do not *thou* make common.

English Revised Version
And a voice came unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, make not thou common.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the voice spoke to him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

Weymouth New Testament
Again a second time a voice was heard which said, "What God has purified, you must not regard as unholy."

World English Bible
A voice came to him again the second time, "What God has cleansed, you must not call unclean."

Young's Literal Translation
and there is a voice again a second time unto him: 'What God did cleanse, thou, declare not thou common;'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 15. - A voice for the voice, A.V.; came for spake, A.V.; make not for that call not, A.V. What God hath cleansed, etc. "The Law was our schoolmaster ['tutor,' R.V.] to bring us to Christ." But now, under the gospel of faith, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. There is neither Jew nor Greek. "Old things are passed away, and all things are become new."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the voice spake unto him again the second time,.... The following words,

what God hath cleansed; that is, hath pronounced clean and lawful to be used, as he now had all sorts of food, Matthew 15:11.

that call not thou common; or pronounce it to be unholy or unclean, and unlawful to be used: and the same holds good of men, as well as things; for as hereby the Lord instructed Peter, that there was nothing of itself common, or unclean, and unfit for use; so that no man, not any Gentile, Barbarian, Scythian, or be he who he would, was common or unclean, and his company to be avoided as such. Distinctions both of men and meats were now to be laid aside; and the Jews themselves own, that what is now unclean, will be clean in the time to come, or the times of the Messiah; they say (f),

"every beast which is unclean in this world,

the holy blessed God ,

cleanses it, in the time to come, (the times of the Messiah,) as they were at first clean to the sons of Noah Genesis 9:3, wherefore, as the herb was clean to all, and as the beasts were clean to the sons of Noah; so also in the time to come he will loose what he has bound, or forbidden.''

And particularly they observe, that a swine is call from "to return", because the Lord will return it unto Israel. (g).

(f) R. Moses Haddarsan in Galatin. l. 11. c. 12. & Bereshit Rabba in Pugio Fidei, c. 12. sect. 1.((g) Abarbinel Rosh Amana, c. 12. fol. 18. 2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

15. What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common—The ceremonial distinctions are at an end, and Gentiles, ceremonially separated from the chosen people (Ac 10:28), and debarred from that access to God in the visible ordinances of His Church which they enjoyed, are now on a perfect equality with them.

Acts 10:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
Peter's Vision
14But Peter said, "By no means, Lord, for I have never eaten anything unholy and unclean." 15Again a voice came to him a second time, "What God has cleansed, no longer consider unholy." 16This happened three times, and immediately the object was taken up into the sky.
Cross References
Matthew 15:11
What goes into someone's mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them."

Mark 7:19
For it doesn't go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body." (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.)

Acts 10:16
This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.

Acts 11:9
"The voice spoke from heaven a second time, 'Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.'

Romans 14:14
I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean.

Romans 14:20
Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble.

1 Corinthians 10:25
Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience,

1 Timothy 4:4
For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

Titus 1:15
To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.
Treasury of Scripture

And the voice spoke to him again the second time, What God has cleansed, that call not you common.

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Acts 10:28 And he said to them, You know how that it is an unlawful thing for …

Acts 11:9 But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God has cleansed, …

Acts 15:9,20,29 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith…

Matthew 15:11 Not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that which …

Revelation 14:14-17,20 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and on the cloud one sat …

1 Corinthians 10:25 Whatever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for …

Galatians 2:12,13 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: …

1 Timothy 4:3-5 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats…

Titus 1:15 To the pure all things are pure: but to them that are defiled and …

Hebrews 9:9,10 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered …

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