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Acts 11:6

6 I looked into it and saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, reptiles and birds.

Read Acts 11:6 Using Other Translations

Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
Looking at it closely, I observed animals and beasts of prey and reptiles and birds of the air.
When I looked inside the sheet, I saw all sorts of tame and wild animals, reptiles, and birds.

What does Acts 11:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 11:6

Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes
Not of his body, but of his mind; for this was only in vision presented to him, when he was as Paul was, not knowing whether in the body or out of it:

I considered:
being intent upon this object, he considered in his mind what it was, and what it should mean; it being something strange and unusual; which came down from heaven, and out of it, and came so close and near to him, that it engrossed all his thoughts, and was the subject of deep meditation:

and saw four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and
creeping things, and fowls of the air;
not pourtrayed upon the sheet, but standing or walking upon it; the Syriac Version leaves out, "the wild beasts"; and the Ethiopic versions, "the creeping things"; but both are in the Greek copies, and in other versions.

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