Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.
and when Peter was return'd to Jerusalem, the Jewish converts objected to his conduct,
but the Lord said to me, "be gone, for I will send you far hence, even to the Gentiles."
but the woman of Samaria said to him, how is it that you who are a Jew, ask drink of me, who am a Samaritan? (for the Jews have no friendly intercourse with the Samaritans.)
Then they led Jesus early in the morning from Caiaphas, to the Pretorium: but the Jews themselves did not enter into the Pretorium, lest they should be defiled: and so not be in a condition to eat the passover.
for till certain Jews came thither from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, for fear of those, who were for circumcision:
and the voice spake to him again the second time, don't call that common, which God calls clean.
but the voice from heaven address'd it self to me again, and said, don't call that impure, which God has purified.
God who knows their hearts has granted them a testimonial, by giving them the holy spirit, even as he did to us:
the Pharisee in a standing posture pray'd thus by himself, O God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men, a robber, a cheat, an adulterer, or like that Publican.
"that the Gentiles should be heirs as well as the Jews, make one body together, and partake of the divine promise in Christ by the gospel."
and ask'd him, why did you go to eat with the uncircumcised?