Acts 10:34
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New International Version
Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism

New Living Translation
Then Peter replied, "I see very clearly that God shows no favoritism.

English Standard Version
So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality,

New American Standard Bible
Opening his mouth, Peter said: "I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality,

King James Bible
Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Peter began to speak: "Now I really understand that God doesn't show favoritism,

International Standard Version
Then Peter began to speak: "Now I understand that God shows no partiality.

NET Bible
Then Peter started speaking: "I now truly understand that God does not show favoritism in dealing with people,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Shimeon opened his mouth and he said, “In truth, I understand that God is no respecter of persons.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Peter said, "Now I understand that God doesn't play favorites.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Peter opened his mouth and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons;

King James 2000 Bible
Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

American King James Version
Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

American Standard Version
And Peter opened his mouth and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Peter opening his mouth, said: In very deed I perceive, that God is not a respecter of persons.

Darby Bible Translation
And Peter opening his mouth said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons,

English Revised Version
And Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, In truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

Weymouth New Testament
Then Peter began to speak. "I clearly see," he said, "that God makes no distinctions between one man and another;

World English Bible
Peter opened his mouth and said, "Truly I perceive that God doesn't show favoritism;

Young's Literal Translation
And Peter having opened his mouth, said, 'Of a truth, I perceive that God is no respecter of persons,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:34-43 Acceptance cannot be obtained on any other ground than that of the covenant of mercy, through the atonement of Christ; but wherever true religion is found, God will accept it without regarding names or sects. The fear of God and works of righteousness are the substance of true religion, the effects of special grace. Though these are not the cause of a man's acceptance, yet they show it; and whatever may be wanting in knowledge or faith, will in due time be given by Him who has begun it. They knew in general the word, that is, the gospel, which God sent to the children of Israel. The purport of this word was, that God by it published the good tidings of peace by Jesus Christ. They knew the several matters of fact relating to the gospel. They knew the baptism of repentance which John preached. Let them know that this Jesus Christ, by whom peace is made between God and man, is Lord of all; not only as over all, God blessed for evermore, but as Mediator. All power, both in heaven and in earth, is put into his hand, and all judgment committed to him. God will go with those whom he anoints; he will be with those to whom he has given his Spirit. Peter then declares Christ's resurrection from the dead, and the proofs of it. Faith has reference to a testimony, and the Christian faith is built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, on the testimony given by them. See what must be believed concerning him. That we are all accountable to Christ as our Judge; so every one must seek his favour, and to have him as our Friend. And if we believe in him, we shall all be justified by him as our Righteousness. The remission of sins lays a foundation for all other favours and blessings, by taking that out of the way which hinders the bestowing of them. If sin be pardoned, all is well, and shall end well for ever.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 34. - And for then, A.V.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then Peter opened his mouth,.... See Gill on Acts 8:35.

And said, of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons; which is to be understood, not of the substances of men, but of the outward state and condition, circumstances and qualities of men; he respects the proper persons of men themselves, but not because of their outward appearances; he does not prefer or despise men, because of their being of this or the other nation, as Jews or Gentiles; or because they are circumcised, or not circumcised; or because they are high or low, rich or poor, free or bound, or the like: the true sense here is, that God valued no man the more, because he was a Jew and circumcised, nor anyone the less, because he was a Gentile and uncircumcised; and this the apostle found to be a most certain truth, of which he was fully persuaded; partly by the vision which he himself saw, and partly by that which Cornelius had, and which the more confirmed him in this matter: these words do not at all militate against the doctrines of personal election and reprobation; and indeed, those acts in God, are not according to the outward state and condition of men, or any circumstances that attend them, or any qualities they have, internal or external; but entirely proceed from the sovereign will of God; See Gill on Romans 2:11

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

34, 35. Peter opened his mouth—(See on [1987]Mt 5:2).

Of a truth I perceive—that is, "I have it now demonstrated before mine eyes."

that God is no respecter of persons—Not, "I see there is no capricious favoritism with God," for Peter would never imagine such a thing; but (as the next clause shows), "I see that God has respect only to personal character and state in the acceptance of men, national and ecclesiastical distinctions being of no account."

Acts 10:34 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Gentiles Hear the Good News
34Opening his mouth, Peter said: "I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, 35but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 1:17
Do not show partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be afraid of anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too hard for you, and I will hear it."

Deuteronomy 10:17
For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.

2 Chronicles 19:7
Now let the fear of the LORD be on you. Judge carefully, for with the LORD our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery."

Job 34:19
who shows no partiality to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?

Matthew 5:2
and he began to teach them. He said:

Acts 10:33
So I sent for you immediately, and it was good of you to come. Now we are all here in the presence of God to listen to everything the Lord has commanded you to tell us."

Acts 15:9
He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.

Romans 2:11
For God does not show favoritism.

Romans 3:29
Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too,

Galatians 2:6
As for those who were held in high esteem--whatever they were makes no difference to me; God does not show favoritism--they added nothing to my message.

Ephesians 6:9
And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.

Colossians 3:25
Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.

James 2:1
My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.

James 2:9
But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.

1 Peter 1:17
Since you call on a Father who judges each person's work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear.
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Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

opened.

Acts 8:35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and …

Matthew 5:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

Ephesians 6:19,20 And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my …

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Deuteronomy 10:17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great …

Deuteronomy 16:19 You shall not wrest judgment; you shall not respect persons, neither …

2 Chronicles 19:7 Why now let the fear of the LORD be on you; take heed and do it: …

Job 34:19 How much less to him that accepts not the persons of princes, nor …

Psalm 82:1,2 God stands in the congregation of the mighty; he judges among the gods…

Matthew 22:16 And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, …

Luke 20:21 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that you say and teach …

Romans 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

Galatians 2:6 But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatever they were, it makes …

Ephesians 6:9 And, you masters, do the same things to them, forbearing threatening: …

Colossians 3:11,25 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, …

James 2:4,9 Are you not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of …

1 Peter 1:17 And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges …

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