Acts 10:14
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."

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

New King James Version
But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never 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.”

NASB 1995
But Peter said, "By no means, Lord, for I have never eaten anything unholy and unclean."

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

Amplified Bible
But Peter said, “Not at all, Lord, for I have never eaten anything that is common (unholy) and [ceremonially] unclean.”

Christian Standard Bible
“No, Lord! ” Peter said. “For I have never eaten anything impure and ritually unclean.”

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
But Peter said, "Lord, I can't do that! I've never eaten anything that is unclean and not fit to eat."

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

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

Good News Translation
But Peter said, "Certainly not, Lord! I have never eaten anything ritually unclean or defiled."

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And Peter said, “Not so, Lord; because at no time did I eat anything 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."

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;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Peter's Vision
13Then a voice said 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
But of those that only chew the cud or only have a divided hoof, you are not to eat the following: The camel, though it chews the cud, does not have a divided hoof; it is unclean for you.

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

Deuteronomy 14:4
These are the animals that you may eat: The ox, the sheep, the goat,

Ezekiel 4:14
"Ah, Lord GOD," I said, "I have never defiled myself. From my youth until now I have not eaten anything found dead or mauled by wild beasts. No unclean meat has ever entered my mouth."

Daniel 1:8
But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king's food or wine. So he asked the chief official for permission not to 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.

Acts 10:13
Then a voice said to him: "Get up, Peter, kill and eat!"

Acts 10:28
He said to them, "You know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with a foreigner or visit him. But God has shown me that I should not call any man impure or unclean.

Acts 22:8
Who are You, Lord?' I asked. 'I am Jesus of Nazareth, 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 unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:

Exodus 10:11
Not so: go now ye that are men, and serve the LORD; for that ye did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.

Matthew 16:22
Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.

for.

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

Leviticus 20:25
Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.

Deuteronomy 14:1-29
Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead…









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
“No,
Μηδαμῶς (Mēdamōs)
Adverb
Strong's 3365: By no means, not at all. Adverb from a compound of me and amos; by no means.

Lord!”
Κύριε (Kyrie)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

Peter
Πέτρος (Petros)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4074: Peter, a Greek name meaning rock. Apparently a primary word; a rock; as a name, Petrus, an apostle.

answered.
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“I have never eaten
ἔφαγον (ephagon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 5315: A primary verb; to eat.

anything
πᾶν (pan)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

impure
κοινὸν (koinon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2839: Probably from sun; common, i.e. shared by all or several, or profane.

or
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

unclean.”
ἀκάθαρτον (akatharton)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 169: Unclean, impure. Impure (lewd) or specially, (demonic).


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