New American Standard Bible
Again a voice came to him a second time, "What God has cleansed, no longer consider unholy."
King James Bible
And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
Darby Bible Translation
And there was a voice again the second time to him, What God has cleansed, do not thou make common.
World English Bible
A voice came to him again the second time, "What God has cleansed, you must not call unclean."
Young's Literal Translation
and there is a voice again a second time unto him: 'What God did cleanse, thou, declare not thou common;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
What God hath cleansed - What God has pronounced or declared pure. If God has commanded you to do a thing, it is not impure or wrong. Perhaps Peter would suppose that the design of this vision was to instruct him that the distinction between clean and unclean food, as recognized by the Jews, was about to be abolished, Acts 10:17. But the result showed that it had a higher and more important design. It was to show him that they who had been esteemed by the Jews as unclean or profane - the entire Gentile world - might now be admitted to similar privileges with the Jews. That barrier was robe broken down, and the whole world was to be admitted to the same fellowship and privileges in the gospel. See Ephesians 2:14; Galatians 3:28. It was also true that the ceremonial laws of the Jews in regard to clean and unclean beasts was to pass away, though this was not directly taught in this vision. But when once the barrier was removed that separated the Jews and Gentiles, all the laws which were founded on such a distinction, and which were framed to keep up such a distinction, passed away of course. The ceremonial laws of the Jews were designed solely to keep up the distinction between them and other nations. When the distinction was abolished; when other nations were to be admitted to the same privileges, the laws which were made to keep up such a difference received their death-blow, and expired of course. For it is a maxim of all law, that when the reason why a law was made ceases to exist, the law becomes obsolete. Yet it was not easy to convince the Jews that their laws ceased to be binding. This point the apostles labored to establish; and from this point arose most of the difficulties between the Jewish and Gentile converts to Christianity. See Acts 15; and Romans 14-15:
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because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, and is eliminated?" (Thus He declared all foods clean.)
This happened three times, and immediately the object was taken up into the sky.
"But a voice from heaven answered a second time, 'What God has cleansed, no longer consider unholy.'
I know and am convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; but to him who thinks anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
Do not tear down the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are clean, but they are evil for the man who eats and gives offense.
1 Corinthians 10:25
Eat anything that is sold in the meat market without asking questions for conscience' sake;
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