Acts 10:12
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New International Version
It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds.

New Living Translation
In the sheet were all sorts of animals, reptiles, and birds.

English Standard Version
In it were all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air.

New American Standard Bible
and there were in it all kinds of four-footed animals and crawling creatures of the earth and birds of the air.

King James Bible
Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In it were all the four-footed animals and reptiles of the earth, and the birds of the sky.

International Standard Version
In it were all kinds of four-footed animals, reptiles, and birds of the air.

NET Bible
In it were all kinds of four-footed animals and reptiles of the earth and wild birds.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And there were in it all kinds of four footed animals and creeping things of The Earth and birds of the sky;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In the sheet were all kinds of four-footed animals, reptiles, and birds.

Jubilee Bible 2000
in which were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth and wild beasts and reptiles and fowls of the air.

King James 2000 Bible
In which were all manner of four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

American King James Version
Wherein were all manner of four footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

American Standard Version
wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts and creeping things of the earth and birds of the heaven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts, and creeping things of the earth, and fowls of the air.

Darby Bible Translation
in which were all the quadrupeds and creeping things of the earth, and the fowls of the heaven.

English Revised Version
wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts and creeping things of the earth and fowls of the heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
In which were all manner of four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping animals, and fowls of the air.

Weymouth New Testament
In it were all kinds of quadrupeds, reptiles and birds,

World English Bible
in which were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild animals, reptiles, and birds of the sky.

Young's Literal Translation
in which were all the four-footed beasts of the earth, and the wild beasts, and the creeping things, and the fowls of the heaven,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:9-18 The prejudices of Peter against the Gentiles, would have prevented his going to Cornelius, unless the Lord had prepared him for this service. To tell a Jew that God had directed those animals to be reckoned clean which were hitherto deemed unclean, was in effect saying, that the law of Moses was done away. Peter was soon made to know the meaning of it. God knows what services are before us, and how to prepare us; and we know the meaning of what he has taught us, when we find what occasion we have to make use of it.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - Beasts and creeping things of the earth for beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, A.V. and T.R.; heaven for air, A.V. The distinction between clean and unclean was very sharply drawn in the Levitical Law (Leviticus 11; see especially vers. 41-44 and Leviticus 20:25; Deuteronomy 14:3-20). Peter's astonishment must, therefore, have been exceeding great at the command to slay and eat. And so his answer in ver. 14 shows. And yet our Lord had taught him the same truth (Matthew 15:10-20, or still more distinctly Mark 8:14-23).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Wherein were all manner of four-footed beasts of the earth,.... Not as if they were painted upon it, and these were only pictures and representations of them made on the linen sheet; but as if they really add actually were upon it alive; since Peter is afterwards called upon to kill and eat: and these design four-footed beasts of every kind, that are tame, as distinct from the wild ones, after mentioned, as horses, camels, oxen, sheep, hogs, dogs, &c.

and wild beasts; lions, tigers, panthers, bears, &c. This clause is left out in the Alexandrian copy, and in the Vulgate Latin and Syriac versions:

and creeping things; the above copy and versions here add, "of the earth", which they omit in the first clause; these intend serpents, snakes, worms, &c:

and fowls of the air; birds of all sorts: now the whole of this signifies, that the church of Christ, under the Gospel dispensation, consists of all sorts of persons, of all nations, Jews and Gentiles, the one being reckoned clean, the other unclean; of men of all sorts of tempers and dispositions, comparable to wild or tame beasts; and of all sorts of sinners, who before conversion have been greater or lesser sinners; as well as denotes that the distinction of food under the ceremonial law was now ceased. This is not designed to represent that there are good and bad in Gospel churches, as there certainly are and much less that immoral persons are to be received and retained there; but that those who have been of the blackest character, if called by grace, should be admitted into them; and chiefly to show that Gentiles reckoned unclean, when converted, are not to be rejected.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12. all manner of four-footed beasts, &c.—that is, the clean and the unclean (ceremonially) all mixed together.

Acts 10:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
Peter's Vision
11and he saw the sky opened up, and an object like a great sheet coming down, lowered by four corners to the ground, 12and there were in it all kinds of four-footed animals and crawling creatures of the earth and birds of the air. 13A voice came to him, "Get up, Peter, kill and eat!"…
Cross References
Leviticus 11:20
"'All flying insects that walk on all fours are to be regarded as unclean by you.

Acts 10:11
He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners.

Acts 10:13
Then a voice told him, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat."

Acts 11:6
I looked into it and saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, reptiles and birds.

Romans 1:23
and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
Treasury of Scripture

Wherein were all manner of four footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

Genesis 7:8,9 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, …

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Isaiah 65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat …

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