9:3 Every moving thing . . . everything. The human diet is expanded to include meat (1:29 note), though the consumption of carrion (Lev. 11:40; Deut. 14:21) and blood (v. 4; Lev. 17:10) is forbidden. Rather than initiating the practice of meat-eating, this divine injunction may simply permit what sinful humanity had earlier practiced. No distinction is made between clean and unclean, a situation restored under the new covenant (Mark 7:19; Acts 10:9–16; 1 Tim. 4:3–5).