Acts 11:8
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New International Version
"I replied, 'Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'

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

English Standard Version
But I said, ‘By no means, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’

New American Standard Bible
"But I said, 'By no means, Lord, for nothing unholy or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'

King James Bible
But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No, Lord!' I said. 'For nothing common or ritually unclean has ever entered my mouth!'

International Standard Version
But I replied, 'Absolutely not, Lord, for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth!'

NET Bible
But I said, 'Certainly not, Lord, for nothing defiled or ritually unclean has ever entered my mouth!'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I said, 'Never, my Lord, because what is polluted or defiled has never entered my mouth.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But I answered, 'I can't do that, Lord! I've never put anything impure or unclean into my mouth.'

Jubilee Bible 2000
But I said, Not so, Lord, for nothing common or unclean has at any time entered into my mouth.

King James 2000 Bible
But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean has at any time entered into my mouth.

American King James Version
But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean has at any time entered into my mouth.

American Standard Version
But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath ever entered into my mouth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I said: Not so, Lord; for nothing common or unclean hath ever entered into my mouth.

Darby Bible Translation
And I said, In no wise, Lord, for common or unclean has never entered into my mouth.

English Revised Version
But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath ever entered into my mouth.

Webster's Bible Translation
But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth.

Weymouth New Testament
"'On no account, Lord,' I replied, 'for nothing unholy or impure has ever gone into my mouth.'

World English Bible
But I said, 'Not so, Lord, for nothing unholy or unclean has ever entered into my mouth.'

Young's Literal Translation
and I said, Not so, Lord; because anything common or unclean hath at no time entered into my mouth;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:1-18 The imperfect state of human nature strongly appears, when godly persons are displeased even to hear that the word of God has been received, because their own system has not been attended to. And we are too apt to despair of doing good to those who yet, when tried, prove very teachable. It is the bane and damage of the church, to shut out those from it, and from the benefit of the means of grace, who are not in every thing as we are. Peter stated the whole affair. We should at all times bear with the infirmities of our brethren; and instead of taking offence, or answering with warmth, we should explain our motives, and show the nature of our proceedings. That preaching is certainly right, with which the Holy Ghost is given. While men are very zealous for their own regulations, they should take care that they do not withstand God; and those who love the Lord will glorify him, when made sure that he has given repentance to life to any fellow-sinners. Repentance is God's gift; not only his free grace accepts it, but his mighty grace works it in us, grace takes away the heart of stone, and gives us a heart of flesh. The sacrifice of God is a broken spirit.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 8. - Ever for at any time, A.V.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But I said, not so, Lord,.... For he took the voice he heard to be the voice of the Lord, and yet he was not obedient to the heavenly vision, and even though he was an hungry; which shows what a strict observer he was of the ceremonies of the law, and how much he was prejudiced in favour of them:

for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth; he had not suffered anything to come within his lips; he had not even tasted, and much less ate anything that was forbidden by the ceremonial law, so strictly had he observed it.



Acts 11:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
Peter Reports to the Church at Jerusalem
7"I also heard a voice saying to me, 'Get up, Peter; kill and eat.' 8"But I said, 'By no means, Lord, for nothing unholy or unclean has ever entered my mouth.' 9"But a voice from heaven answered a second time, 'What God has cleansed, no longer consider unholy.'…
Cross References
Mark 7:2
and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed.

Acts 11:7
Then I heard a voice telling me, 'Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.'

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

But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean has at any time entered into my mouth.

common.

Mark 7:2 And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that …

Romans 14:14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing …

unclean.

Leviticus 10:10 And that you may put difference between holy and unholy, and between …

Leviticus 11:47 To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between …

Ezra 9:11,12 Which you have commanded by your servants the prophets, saying, The …

Hosea 9:3 They shall not dwell in the LORD's land; but Ephraim shall return …

Romans 14:14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing …

1 Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving …

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