Acts 11:3

3 and said, “You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them.”

Acts 11:3 in Other Translations

3 Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them.
3 "You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them."
3 “You entered the home of Gentiles and even ate with them!” they said.
3 "What do you think you're doing rubbing shoulders with that crowd, eating what is prohibited and ruining our good name?"
3 saying, "You visited uncircumcised men and ate with them!"

Acts 11:3 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 11:3

Saying, thou wentest into men uncircumcised
Into the houses of such, and lodged with them, and familiarly conversed with them:

and didst eat with them;
which, according to the traditions of the Jews, were unlawful; (See Gill on Acts 10:28) they say nothing about his preaching to them, and baptizing them, because these were so manifestly agreeable to the commission of Christ, in ( Matthew 28:19 ) ( Mark 16:15 ) and yet how these could be without the other, is not easy to say.

Acts 11:3 In-Context

1 The apostles and the believers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him
3 and said, “You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them.”
4 Starting from the beginning, Peter told them the whole story:
5 “I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. I saw something like a large sheet being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to where I was.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Acts 10:25,28; Galatians 2:12
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