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Acts 10:9-16 New King James Version (NKJV)

Peter’s Vision

The next day, as they went on their journey and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about [a]the sixth hour. 10 Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance 11 and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth. 12 In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. 13 And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.”

14 But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.”

15 And a voice spoke to him again the second time, “What God has [b]cleansed you must not call common.” 16 This was done three times. And the object was taken up into heaven again.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 10:9 Noon
  2. Acts 10:15 Declared clean
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Acts 10:9-16 King James Version (KJV)

On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:

10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,

11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.

14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.

15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

Acts 10:9-16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

On the next day, as they were on their way and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the [a]sixth hour to pray. 10 But he became hungry and was desiring to eat; but while they were making preparations, he fell into a trance; 11 and he *saw the [b]sky opened up, and an [c]object like a great sheet coming down, lowered by four corners to the ground, 12 and there were in it all kinds of four-footed animals and [d]crawling creatures of the earth and birds of the [e]air. 13 A voice came to him, “Get up, Peter, [f]kill and eat!” 14 But Peter said, “By no means, Lord, for I have never eaten anything [g]unholy and unclean.” 15 Again a voice came to him a second time, “What God has cleansed, no longer consider [h]unholy.” 16 This happened three times, and immediately the [i]object was taken up into the [j]sky.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 10:9 I.e. noon
  2. Acts 10:11 Or heaven
  3. Acts 10:11 Or vessel
  4. Acts 10:12 Or reptiles
  5. Acts 10:12 Or heaven
  6. Acts 10:13 Or sacrifice
  7. Acts 10:14 Or profane; lit common
  8. Acts 10:15 Lit make common
  9. Acts 10:16 Or vessel
  10. Acts 10:16 Or heaven
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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