Acts 11:3

3 1"You went to uncircumcised men and 2ate 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 Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying,
3 "You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them."
4 But Peter began and explained it to them in order:
5 "I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision, something like a great sheet descending, being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to me.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Galatians 2:12, 14; [Acts 10:28]
  • 2. [Luke 15:2]
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