Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul hath not been polluted: for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth.
While they were striking them down, I was left alone, and I threw myself face down and cried out, "Ah, sovereign Lord! Will you destroy the entire remnant of Israel when you pour out your fury on Jerusalem?"
Then I said, "O sovereign Lord! They are saying of me, 'Does he not simply speak in eloquent figures of speech?'"
I answered, "Oh, Lord God, I really do not know how to speak well enough for that, for I am too young."
But Peter said, "Certainly not, Lord, for I have never eaten anything defiled and ritually unclean!"
"You will be holy people to me; you must not eat any meat torn by animals in the field. You must throw it to the dogs.
"'Now if an animal that you may eat dies, whoever touches its carcass will be unclean until the evening.
"'Any person who eats an animal that has died of natural causes or an animal torn by beasts, whether a native citizen or a foreigner, must wash his clothes, bathe in water, and be unclean until evening; then he becomes clean.