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Acts 11:4-15 New King James Version (NKJV)

But Peter explained it to them in order from the beginning, saying: “I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision, an object descending like a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came to me. When I observed it intently and considered, I saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. And I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Rise, Peter; kill and eat.’ But I said, ‘Not so, Lord! For nothing common or unclean has at any time entered my mouth.’ But the voice answered me again from heaven, ‘What God has cleansed you must not call common.’ 10 Now this was done three times, and all were drawn up again into heaven. 11 At that very moment, three men stood before the house where I was, having been sent to me from Caesarea. 12 Then the Spirit told me to go with them, doubting nothing. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house. 13 And he told us how he had seen an angel standing in his house, who said to him, ‘Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon whose surname is Peter, 14 who will tell you words by which you and all your household will be saved.’ 15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them, as upon us at the beginning.

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Gevurot 11:4-15 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

But Kefa began explaining to them beseder (in order), saying,

"I was davening in the shtetl of Yafo and in a trance I saw a chazon (vision) of a certain object descending like a large linen cloth lowered by four corners from Shomayim, and it came up to me.

"And when I had gazed upon it, I saw fourfooted animals of ha’aretz and chayyat hasadeh and remasim haAdamah and oph HaShomayim.

"And I heard also a bat kol saying to me, ‘Get up, Kefa. Kill and eat.’

"But I said, ‘By no means, Adoni, because nothing common or tameh (unclean) has ever entered into my stomach.’

"And the bat kol answered for a second time from Shomayim, ‘What Hashem made tahor (clean) do not declare tameh (unclean).’

10 "This happened shlosh pe’amim, and everything was pulled up again into Shomayim.

11 "Hinei, at once shloshah anashim stood at the bais in which I was, having been sent from Caesarea to me.

12 "And the Ruach Hakodesh said to me to accompany them without hesitating and these sheshet haAchim b’Moshiach came with me also, and we entered into the bais of the ish.

13 "He reported to us how he saw the malach in his bais having stood and having said, ‘Send to Yafo and summon Shimon, the one being called Kefa,

14 ‘Who will speak words to you by which you and all your bais will find Yeshu’at Eloheinu.’

15 "As I began to speak, the Ruach Hakodesh fell upon them, just as also upon us in the beginning.

Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

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