Of Peter/sheet let down from heaven
the Holy Bible

--Acts of the Apostles--

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: (10:9)

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

And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: (10:11)

Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. (10:12)

And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. (10:13)

But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. (10:14)

And the voice [spake] unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, [that] call not thou common. (10:15)

This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven. (10:16)

Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate, (10:17)

And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there. (10:18)

End of Quotes