The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, 1Peter went up 2on the housetop about 3the sixth hour to pray.
And he became hungry and wanted something to eat, but while they were preparing it, he fell into 4a trance
and saw 5the heavens opened and something like a great sheet descending, being let down by its four corners upon the earth.
In it were all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air.
And there came a voice to him: "Rise, Peter; kill and eat."
But Peter said, "By no means, Lord; 6for I have never eaten anything that is 7common or 8unclean."
And the voice came to him again a second time, 9"What God has made clean, do not call common."
This happened three times, and the thing was taken up at once to heaven.
Now while Peter was inwardly perplexed as to what 10the vision that he had seen might mean, behold, 11the men who were sent by Cornelius, having made inquiry for Simon's house, stood at the gate
and called out to ask whether Simon who was called Peter was lodging there.
And while Peter was pondering 12the vision, 13the Spirit said to him, "Behold, three men are looking for you.
Rise and go down and 14accompany them without hesitation, for I have sent them."