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Acts 10:9–20

9 On the next day, as they were on their way and approaching the city, aPeter went up on bthe housetop about cthe 1sixth hour to pray.

10 But he became hungry and was desiring to eat; but while they were making preparations, he afell into a trance;

11 and he * saw athe 1sky opened up, and an 2object 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 1crawling creatures of the earth and birds of the 2air.

13 A voice came to him, “Get up, Peter, 1kill and eat!”

14 But Peter said, “By no means, aLord, for bI have never eaten anything 1unholy and unclean.”

15 Again a voice came to him a second time, “aWhat God has cleansed, no longer consider 1unholy.”

16 This happened three times, and immediately the 1object was taken up into the 2sky.

17 Now while Peter was greatly perplexed in 1mind as to what athe vision which he had seen might be, behold, bthe 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 athe vision, bthe Spirit said to him, “Behold, 1three men are looking for you.

20 “But get up, go downstairs and aaccompany them 1without misgivings, for I have sent them Myself.”

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