Acts 10:34

“Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a trueth I perceiue þt God is no respecter of persons:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Opening his mouth, Peter said: "I most certainly understand {now} that God is not one to show partiality,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Peter opened his mouth and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Peter said, Truly, I see clearly that God is no respecter of persons:
- Basic English Bible

And Peter opening his mouth said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons,
- Darby Bible

Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, In truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
- Webster's Bible

Then Peter began to speak. "I clearly see," he said, "that God makes no distinctions between one man and another;
- Weymouth Bible

Peter opened his mouth and said, "Truly I perceive that God doesn't show favoritism;
- World English Bible

And Petre openyde his mouth, and seide, In trewthe Y haue foundun, that God is no acceptor of persoones;
- Wycliffe Bible

And Peter having opened his mouth, said, `Of a truth, I perceive that God is no respecter of persons,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 10:34


10:34 I perceive of a truth - More clearly than ever, from such a concurrence of circumstances. That God is not a respecter of persons - Is not partial in his love. The words mean, in a particular sense, that he does not confine his love to one nation; in a general, that he is loving to every man, and willeth all men should be saved.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 10:34


Ac 10:34 Then Peter opened [his] mouth. The same preacher who, on the day of Pentecost, declared the conditions of salvation to the Jews now declares them for the first time to the Gentiles. To him Christ gave the keys of the kingdom (Mt 16:19), and with them he opened its doors to both Jew and Gentile. I perceive that God is no respecter of persons. It has just dawned on him that Jew and Gentile are on the same footing in God's sight. Those who fear the Lord in any nation, of any race, will be accepted.

Discussion for Acts 10

  • Glen Stuart
    "In the name of Jesus" is the only way to approach God the Father. Jesus is the only mediator between God and man.
  • A disciple
    Thanks Chuck! Well said :) ! Talk to you soon.
  • A disciple
    Hi Chuck; YES! Amen! "For there is no other name given among men whereby we must be saved." And as far as if Peter (being full of the Holy Ghost) was "mistaken;" that's simply nonsense! The part that I was trying to emphasize, is how the Lord Himself commanded to baptize in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; and that one DOES NOT negate the other! But BOTH ARE TRUE!
  • Chuck
    To disciple: another way to answer you is this: when I pray for a sick person, I pray in the name of Jesus as does everyone. When I give thanks over a meal, I say in the name of Jesus, as does everyone. And since Col3:17 says everything we do in word or deed , do all in the name of Jesus. That's what I mean when I say someone must be baptized in the name of Jesus. I hope this clarifies the issue.
  • Chuck
    To disciple; because Peter had been with Jesus, he knew the singular name to use in baptism. Peter wasn't mistaken when he commanded the Jews and Gentiles to be baptized in the name of Jesus. He did exactly what Jesus commanded him to do. He found the singular name that is above all names. The name Jesus instead of titles.
  • A disciple
    Hello Chuck; so what do you think that means, "In the Name of the Lord JESUS?" And without straining to falsely spiritualize, do you think it overrides what the Lord Himself said; "...In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost?"

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