Acts 10:28
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English Standard Version
And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation, but God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean.

King James Bible
And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.

American Standard Version
and he said unto them, Ye yourselves know how it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to join himself or come unto one of another nation; and yet unto me hath God showed that I should not call any man common or unclean:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to them: You know how abominable it is for a man that is a Jew, to keep company or to come unto one of another nation: but God hath shewed to me, to call no man common or unclean.

English Revised Version
and he said unto them, Ye yourselves know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to join himself or come unto one of another nation; and yet unto me hath God shewed that I should not call any man common or unclean:

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to them, Ye know that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come to one of another nation; but God hath shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean.

Weymouth New Testament
He said to them, "You know better than most that a Jew is strictly forbidden to associate with a Gentile or visit him; but God has taught me to call no one unholy or unclean.

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Vincent's Word Studies

An unlawful thing (ἀθέμιτον)

The word is peculiar to Peter, being used only here and 1 Peter 4:3. See note there. It emphasizes the violation of established order, being from the same root as τίθημι, to lay down or establish. The Jews professed to ground this prohibition on the law of Moses; but there is no direct command in the Mosaic law forbidding Jews to associate with those of other nations. But Peter's statement is general, referring to the general practice of the Jews to separate themselves in common life from uncircumcised persons. Juvenal says that the Jews were taught by Moses "not to show the way except to one who practises the same rites, and to guide the circumcised alone to the well which they seek" (Sat., xiv., 104, 105). Tacitus also says of the Jews that "among themselves they are inflexibly faithful, and ready with charitable aid, but hate all others as enemies. They keep separate from all strangers in eating, sleeping, and matrimonial connections" ("Histories," v., 5).

Of another nation (ἀλλοφύλῳ)

Only here in New Testament. Used of the Philistines, 1 Samuel 13:3-5 (Sept.).

Me

Emphatic, by contrast with ye. "Ye know," etc., "but God hath showed me."

Acts 10:28 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

that it.

Acts 11:2,3 And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him...

Acts 22:21,22 And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far hence to the Gentiles...

John 4:9,27 Then said the woman of Samaria to him, How is it that you, being a Jew, ask drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria...

John 18:28 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas to the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall...

Galatians 2:12-14 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself...

but.

Acts 10:15,34 And the voice spoke to him again the second time, What God has cleansed, that call not you common...

Acts 11:9 But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God has cleansed, that call not you common.

Acts 15:8,9 And God, which knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did to us...

Isaiah 65:5 Which say, Stand by yourself, come not near to me; for I am holier than you. These are a smoke in my nose...

Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortionists, unjust, adulterers...

Ephesians 3:6,7 That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel...

Cross References
Mark 7:2
they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed.

John 4:9
The Samaritan woman said to him, "How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?" (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)

John 18:28
Then they led Jesus from the house of Caiaphas to the governor's headquarters. It was early morning. They themselves did not enter the governor's headquarters, so that they would not be defiled, but could eat the Passover.

Acts 10:14
But Peter said, "By no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean."

Acts 10:29
So when I was sent for, I came without objection. I ask then why you sent for me."

Acts 10:35
but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.

Acts 11:3
"You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them."

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