New American Standard Bible
And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those who were circumcised took issue with him,
King James Bible
And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,
Darby Bible Translation
and when Peter went up to Jerusalem, they of the circumcision contended with him,
World English Bible
When Peter had come up to Jerusalem, those who were of the circumcision contended with him,
Young's Literal Translation
and when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those of the circumcision were contending with him,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They that were of the circumcision - Christians who had been converted from among the Jews.
Contended with him - Disputed; reproved him; charged him with being in fault. This is one of the circumstances which show conclusively that the apostles and early Christians did not regard Peter as having any particular supremacy over the church, or as being in any special sense the vicar of Christ upon earth. If he had been regarded as having the authority which the Roman Catholics claim for him, they would have submitted at once to what he had thought proper to do. But the earliest Christians had no such idea of Peter's so-called authority. This claim for Peter is not only opposed to this place, but to every part of the New Testament.
LibraryA Nickname Accepted
'The disciples were called Christians first in Antioch' --ACTS xi. 26. Nations and parties, both political and religious, very often call themselves by one name, and are known to the outside world by another. These outside names are generally given in contempt; and yet they sometimes manage to hit the very centre of the characteristics of the people on whom they are bestowed, and so by degrees get to be adopted by them, and worn as an honour. So it has been with the name 'Christian.' It was given …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Repentance unto Life
Other New Testament Names for "Being Filled with the Spirit. "
All the circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.
For prior to the coming of certain men from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he began to withdraw and hold himself aloof, fearing the party of the circumcision.
and also Jesus who is called Justus; these are the only fellow workers for the kingdom of God who are from the circumcision, and they have proved to be an encouragement to me.
For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,
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