Acts of the Apostles

New Testament

Rainbow Missions, Inc. World English Bible. Rainbow Missions, Inc.; revision of the American Standard Version of 1901.

Now the apostles and the brothers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.

When Peter had come up to Jerusalem, those who were of the circumcision contended with him,

saying, "You went in to uncircumcised men, and ate with them!"

But Peter began, and explained to them in order, saying,

"I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision: a certain container descending, like it was a great sheet let down from heaven by four corners. It came as far as me,

on which, when I had looked intently, I considered, and saw the four-footed animals of the earth, wild animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky.

I also heard a voice saying to me, 'Rise, Peter, kill and eat!'

But I said, 'Not so, Lord, for nothing unholy or unclean has ever entered into my mouth.'

But a voice answered me the second time out of heaven, 'What God has cleansed, don't you make unholy.'

This was done three times, and all were drawn up again into heaven.