And 1fixing his gaze on him and beingmuchalarmed, he said, "What is it, Lord ?" And he said to him, "Your prayers and aalms2have ascended3as a memorialbeforeGod.
5"Nowdispatch some men to 4Joppa and send for a man named Simon, who is also calledPeter ;
he is staying with a tanner named 5Simon, whosehouse is by the sea."
7When the angel who was speaking to him had left, he summonedtwo of his bservants and a devoutsoldier of those who were his personalattendants,
and after he had explainedeverything to them, he sent them to 6Joppa.
On the nextday, as they were on their way and approaching the city, 7Peterwent up on 8the housetopabout9the csixthhour to pray.
But he becamehungry and was desiring to eat ; but while they were makingpreparations, he 10fell into a trance ;
and he saw11the dskyopened up, and an eobjectlike a greatsheetcomingdown, lowered by fourcorners to the ground,
and there were in it all kinds of four-footedanimals and fcrawlingcreatures of the earth and birds of the gair.
A voicecame to him, "Get up, Peter, hkill and eat !"
But Petersaid, "By nomeans, 12Lord, for 13I have nevereatenanythingiunholy and unclean."