Acts 11:2

“And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when Peter was come vp to Hierusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those who were circumcised took issue with him,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when Peter came to Jerusalem, those who kept the rule of circumcision had an argument with him,
- Basic English Bible

and when Peter went up to Jerusalem, they of the circumcision contended with him,
- Darby Bible

And when Peter had come to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,
- Webster's Bible

and, when Peter returned to Jerusalem, the champions of circumcision found fault with him.
- Weymouth Bible

When Peter had come up to Jerusalem, those who were of the circumcision contended with him,
- World English Bible

But whanne Petre cam to Jerusalem, thei that weren of circumcisioun, disputiden ayens hym,
- Wycliffe Bible

and when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those of the circumcision were contending with him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 11:2


Ac 11:2 They that were of the circumcision contended with him. The Jewish Christians, of whom the church at Jerusalem was entirely composed. The Gentiles of Caesarea were the first uncircumcised persons admitted, the Samaritans being a circumcised people. The apostles and church generally seemed to understand that Jesus was the world's Savior, but thought that all who came to him must accept Judaism also and be circumcised before baptism. How deep-rooted their ideas were is shown by Peter's own case. It took (1) a vision, (2) the command of the Lord, (3) the call of Cornelius, and (4) the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Gentiles, to remove his and his brethren's scruples about baptizing the Gentiles. It is, therefore, no wonder that his course was called in question.

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