Acts 10:34
New International Version
Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism

New Living Translation
Then Peter replied, “I see very clearly that God shows no favoritism.

English Standard Version
So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality,

Berean Study Bible
Then Peter began to speak: “I now truly understand that God does not show favoritism,

Berean Literal Bible
And Peter, having opened the mouth, said, "Of a truth I understand that God is not One who shows partiality,

New American Standard Bible
Opening his mouth, Peter said: "I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality,

New King James Version
Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.

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

Christian Standard Bible
Peter began to speak: "Now I truly understand that God doesn't show favoritism,

Contemporary English Version
Peter then said: Now I am certain that God treats all people alike.

Good News Translation
Peter began to speak: "I now realize that it is true that God treats everyone on the same basis.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Peter began to speak: "Now I really understand that God doesn't show favoritism,

International Standard Version
Then Peter began to speak: "Now I understand that God shows no partiality.

NET Bible
Then Peter started speaking: "I now truly understand that God does not show favoritism in dealing with people,

New Heart English Bible
And Peter opened his mouth and said, "Truly I perceive that God does not show favoritism;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Shimeon opened his mouth and he said, “In truth, I understand that God is no respecter of persons.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Peter said, "Now I understand that God doesn't play favorites.

New American Standard 1977
And opening his mouth, Peter said: “I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Peter opened his mouth and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons;

King James 2000 Bible
Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

American King James Version
Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Peter opening his mouth, said: In very deed I perceive, that God is not a respecter of persons.

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

English Revised Version
And Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
And Peter having opened his mouth, said, 'Of a truth, I perceive that God is no respecter of persons,
Study Bible
Good News for Gentiles
33So I sent for you immediately, and you were kind enough to come. Now then, we are all here in the presence of God to listen to everything the Lord has instructed you to tell us.” 34Then Peter began to speak: “I now truly understand that God does not show favoritism, 35but welcomes those from every nation who fear Him and do what is right.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 1:17
Show no partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be intimidated by anyone, for judgment belongs to God. And bring to me any case too difficult for you, and I will hear it."

Deuteronomy 10:17
For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, mighty, and awesome God, showing no partiality and accepting no bribe.

2 Chronicles 19:7
And now, may the fear of the LORD be upon you. Be careful what you do, for with the LORD our God there is no injustice, partiality, or bribery."

Job 34:19
who is not partial to princes and does not favor rich over poor? For they are all the work of His hands.

Matthew 5:2
and He began to teach them, saying:

Acts 10:33
So I sent for you immediately, and you were kind enough to come. Now then, we are all here in the presence of God to listen to everything the Lord has instructed you to tell us."

Acts 15:9
He made no distinction between us and them, for He cleansed their hearts by faith.

Romans 2:11
For God does not show favoritism.

Romans 3:29
Is God the God of Jews only? Is He not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too,

Galatians 2:6
But as for the highly esteemed, whatever they were makes no difference to me; God does not show favoritism. For those men added nothing to my message.

Ephesians 6:9
And masters, do the same for your slaves. Give up your use of threats, because you know that He who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with Him.

Colossians 3:25
Whoever does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism.

James 2:1
My brothers, as you hold out your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, do not show favoritism.

James 2:9
But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.

1 Peter 1:17
Since you call on a Father who judges each one's work impartially, conduct yourselves in reverent fear during your stay as foreigners.

Treasury of Scripture

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

opened.

Acts 8:35
Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

Matthew 5:2
And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

Ephesians 6:19,20
And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, …

Of a.

Deuteronomy 10:17
For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:

Deuteronomy 16:19
Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

2 Chronicles 19:7
Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.







Lexicon
Then
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

Peter
Πέτρος (Petros)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4074: Peter, a Greek name meaning rock. Apparently a primary word; a rock; as a name, Petrus, an apostle.

began to speak:
Ἀνοίξας (Anoixas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 455: To open. From ana and oigo; to open up.

“I now truly understand
καταλαμβάνομαι (katalambanomai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2638: From kata and lambano; to take eagerly, i.e. Seize, possess, etc.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

God
Θεός (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

does
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

show favoritism,
προσωπολήμπτης (prosōpolēmptēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4381: One who shows partiality. From prosopon and lambano; an accepter of a face, i.e., one exhibiting partiality.
(34) Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.--In regard to all distinctions of social rank, or wealth, or knowledge, Peter had seen in his Master that absence of "respect of persons" which even His enemies acknowledged (Matthew 22:16; Luke 20:21). St. James lays stress on that element of character, within the same limits, as essential to all who seek to be true disciples of the Christ (James 2:1-7). Both, however, needed to be taught that the same law of an impartial equity had a yet wider application, that the privileges and prerogatives of Israel, whatever blessings they might confer, were not to be set up as a barrier against the admission of other races to an equal fellowship in Christ. God had accepted the centurion. It remained for His servants to accept him also. It is instructive to note that St. Paul reproduces the same thought in nearly the same phrase (Romans 2:11).

Verse 34. - And for then, A.V. 10:34-43 Acceptance cannot be obtained on any other ground than that of the covenant of mercy, through the atonement of Christ; but wherever true religion is found, God will accept it without regarding names or sects. The fear of God and works of righteousness are the substance of true religion, the effects of special grace. Though these are not the cause of a man's acceptance, yet they show it; and whatever may be wanting in knowledge or faith, will in due time be given by Him who has begun it. They knew in general the word, that is, the gospel, which God sent to the children of Israel. The purport of this word was, that God by it published the good tidings of peace by Jesus Christ. They knew the several matters of fact relating to the gospel. They knew the baptism of repentance which John preached. Let them know that this Jesus Christ, by whom peace is made between God and man, is Lord of all; not only as over all, God blessed for evermore, but as Mediator. All power, both in heaven and in earth, is put into his hand, and all judgment committed to him. God will go with those whom he anoints; he will be with those to whom he has given his Spirit. Peter then declares Christ's resurrection from the dead, and the proofs of it. Faith has reference to a testimony, and the Christian faith is built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, on the testimony given by them. See what must be believed concerning him. That we are all accountable to Christ as our Judge; so every one must seek his favour, and to have him as our Friend. And if we believe in him, we shall all be justified by him as our Righteousness. The remission of sins lays a foundation for all other favours and blessings, by taking that out of the way which hinders the bestowing of them. If sin be pardoned, all is well, and shall end well for ever.
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