9 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.
17 Now while Peter was greatly perplexed in [k]mind as to what the vision which he had seen might be, behold, the men who had been sent by Cornelius, having asked directions for Simon’s house, appeared at the gate;18 and calling out, they were asking whether Simon, who was also called Peter, was staying there.19 While Peter was reflecting on the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, [l]three men are looking for you.20 But get up, go downstairs and accompany them [m]without misgivings, for I have sent them Myself.”21 Peter went down to the men and said, “Behold, I am the one you are looking for; what is the reason for which you have come?”22 They said, “Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous and God-fearing man well spoken of by the entire nation of the Jews, was divinely directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and hear [n]a message from you.”23 So he invited them in and gave them lodging.
Peter at Caesarea
And on the next day he got up and went away with them, and some of the brethren from Joppa accompanied him.
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