Acts 9:43
New International Version
Peter stayed in Joppa for some time with a tanner named Simon.

New Living Translation
And Peter stayed a long time in Joppa, living with Simon, a tanner of hides.

English Standard Version
And he stayed in Joppa for many days with one Simon, a tanner.

Berean Study Bible
And Peter stayed for several days in Joppa with a tanner named Simon.

Berean Literal Bible
And it came to pass, he stayed many days in Joppa with a certain Simon, a tanner.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner.

New King James Version
So it was that he stayed many days in Joppa with Simon, a tanner.

New American Standard Bible
And Peter stayed in Joppa many days with a tanner named Simon.

NASB 1995
And Peter stayed many days in Joppa with a tanner named Simon.

NASB 1977
And it came about that he stayed many days in Joppa with a certain tanner, Simon.

Amplified Bible
And so it was that Peter stayed in Joppa for many days with Simon, a tanner.

Christian Standard Bible
Peter stayed for some time in Joppa with Simon, a leather tanner.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And Peter stayed on many days in Joppa with Simon, a leather tanner.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, that he abode many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he was in Joppa not a few days while he dwelt in the house of Shimeon a Tanner.

Contemporary English Version
Peter stayed on for a while in Joppa in the house of a man named Simon, who made leather.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass, that he abode many days in Joppe, with one Simon a tanner.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, that he abode many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner.

Good News Translation
Peter stayed on in Joppa for many days with a tanner of leather named Simon.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Peter stayed in Joppa for a number of days with Simon, a leatherworker.

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, Peter stayed in Joppa for several days with Simon, a leatherworker.

Literal Standard Version
and it came to pass, that he remained many days in Joppa, with a certain one, Simon a tanner.

NET Bible
So Peter stayed many days in Joppa with a man named Simon, a tanner.

New Heart English Bible
It happened, that he stayed many days in Joppa with one Simon, a tanner.

Weymouth New Testament
and Peter remained for a considerable time at Jaffa, staying at the house of a man called Simon, a tanner.

World English Bible
It happened, that he stayed many days in Joppa with one Simon, a tanner.

Young's Literal Translation
and it came to pass, that he remained many days in Joppa, with a certain one, Simon a tanner.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Raising of Dorcas
42This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord. 43And Peter stayed for several days in Joppa with a tanner named Simon.

Cross References
Joshua 19:46
Me-jarkon, and Rakkon, including the territory across from Joppa.

2 Chronicles 2:16
We will cut logs from Lebanon, as many as you need, and we will float them to you as rafts by sea down to Joppa. Then you can take them up to Jerusalem."

Ezra 3:7
They gave money to the masons and carpenters, and food and drink and oil to the people of Sidon and Tyre to bring cedar logs from Lebanon to Joppa by sea, as authorized by Cyrus king of Persia.

Jonah 1:3
Jonah, however, got up to flee to Tarshish, away from the presence of the LORD. He went down to Joppa and found a ship bound for Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went aboard to sail for Tarshish, away from the presence of the LORD.

Acts 9:38
Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples heard that Peter was there and sent two men to urge him, "Come to us without delay."

Acts 9:42
This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord.

Acts 10:5
Now send men to Joppa to call for a man named Simon who is called Peter.


Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner.

one.

Acts 10:6,32
He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do…









(43) Many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner.--Either as bringing with it, through contact with the carcases and hides of dead beasts, the risks of ceremonial defilement, or being generally a repulsive and noisome business, the occupation was one from which the stricter Jews generally shrunk. The Rabbis held that if a tanner about to marry concealed his occupation from his intended wife, the concealment was of the nature of a fraud that invalidated the contract (Sch?ttgen, Hor. Heb., in loc.). In taking up his abode with one of this calling, Peter must accordingly have been taking one step in advance towards greater freedom. He had learnt, partially at least, the lesson which his Master had taught as to that which alone can bring with it real defilement (Mark 7:17-23), and was thus being trained for a fuller illumination. We have no data for determining the length of time implied in the "many days." In Acts 9:23, as we have seen, the words covered a period of nearly three years.

Verse 43. - Abode for tarried, A.V. Many days (ἡμέρας ἱκανάς); the same phrase as ver. 23; spoken of a time of indeterminate length. Here probably it means some months, luring which Peter would be evangelizing the whole neighborhood. The Jews are said to have considered the trade of a tanner unclean; but if this were so, it would not be safe to infer that Peter was already indifferent to ceremonial uncleanness. We know he was not so (Acts 10:14), but probably in his line of life he could not act up to all the nicer distinctions of the strictest Pharisees.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
And
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[Peter] stayed for
μεῖναι (meinai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 3306: To remain, abide, stay, wait; with acc: I wait for, await. A primary verb; to stay.

several
ἱκανὰς (hikanas)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2425: From hiko; competent, i.e. Ample or fit.

days
ἡμέρας (hēmeras)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

Joppa
Ἰόππῃ (Ioppē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2445: Joppa, a coast town of Judea, west-north-west of Jerusalem. Of Hebrew origin; Joppe, a place in Palestine.

with
παρά (para)
Preposition
Strong's 3844: Gen: from; dat: beside, in the presence of; acc: alongside of.

a
τινι (tini)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

tanner
βυρσεῖ (byrsei)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1038: A tanner. From bursa; a tanner.

[named] Simon.
Σίμωνι (Simōni)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4613: Simon. Of Hebrew origin; Simon, the name of nine Israelites.


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