Acts 11:4

4 But Peter began and explained it to them in order:

Acts 11:4 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 11:4

But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning
Of the vision at Joppa;

and expounded it by order unto them;
or related every particular, in a very methodical and orderly manner: he did not insist upon his authority as an apostle, and much less pretended to a primacy to the rest of the apostles; but submitted to have his case heard, examined, and judged of by the body of the brethren.

Acts 11:4 In-Context

2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying,
3 "You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them."
4 But Peter began and explained it to them in order:
5 "I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision, something like a great sheet descending, being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to me.
6 Looking at it closely, I observed animals and beasts of prey and reptiles and birds of the air.
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