Acts 11:7

“And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I heard a voyce, saying vnto me, Arise Peter, slay, and eate.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I also heard a voice saying to me, 'Get up, Peter; kill and eat.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I heard also a voice saying unto me, Rise, Peter; kill and eat.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And a voice came to my ears saying, Come, Peter; take them for food.
- Basic English Bible

And I heard also a voice saying to me, Rise up, Peter, slay and eat.
- Darby Bible

And I heard a voice saying to me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat.
- Webster's Bible

I also heard a voice saying to me, "`Rise, Peter, kill and eat.'
- Weymouth Bible

I also heard a voice saying to me, 'Rise, Peter, kill and eat!'
- World English Bible

And Y herde also a vois that seide to me, Petre, rise thou, and sle, and eete.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I heard a voice saying to me, Having risen, Peter, slay and eat;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Acts 11

  • Michael C.
    "What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common." We, as the children of God, should discern what is sacred and holy, in the same Spirit as our Father in heaven. The redemption of a man's soul, and all that goes into his salvation, is precious; and true conversions rare. Insomuch as we should carefully scrutinize to assure someone's right repentance and faith; by so much our joy when we see it!
  • Reneeallen445
    In verse 7 GOD was trying to show Peter that everything and everyone belongs to Him. And if He says its clean and good who are we to not obey His word.
  • Alex Thomas
    Thank you Jesus for your precious blood. Praise the Lord
  • Lilian
    We need the Holy Spirit every moment of our lives. For only the Holy Spirit can cleansed us and guide us into his heavenly manna the word of God. Thanks to Jesus for providing us with his manna. Jesus himself is the word of God. He have come to give us life. Thanks to Jesus for his precious blood that shed for us. Amen
  • Bozki
    8 But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth.. the same also with Gods creation, specially human being. that is why Jesus said love your neighbor as yourself. saying Bad things to your neighbor it breaks the Heart of God. God is Love, the Kingdom of God are for those who believe and do His will....you have been Cleansed by God, ...God Bless....
  • Insight 777
    Verse 7, the Lord was telling Peter that the spiritual laws had changed. The example of unclean animals that were now acceptable to eat is symbolic. Peter was growing in spiritual knowledge listening to the Lord showing the light of understanding that Gods love is unconditional towards all men. "Create in me a clean heart, O God. " - Psalm 51.10 That is what was happening to Peter, his heart was cleansed from bias against Gentiles. God is the Divine source of all life represented in the vision of the descending animals. Peter had thought that the kingdom of God was for Israel only but the Lord showed Peter that to promote harmony and peace in the world it is important to understand we are all members of God 's worldwide family. Peters spiritual identity was changed to accept that ALL men have the opportunity to be saved from sin. The understanding and compassion we give to others becomes our own. God 's grace, goodness and forgiveness is for all mankind not just for Israel. " There is one body and one Spirit...One God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. " - Eph. 4.4-6

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