Acts 10:16
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New International Version
This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.

New Living Translation
The same vision was repeated three times. Then the sheet was suddenly pulled up to heaven.

English Standard Version
This happened three times, and the thing was taken up at once to heaven.

Berean Study Bible
This happened three times, and all at once the sheet was taken back up into heaven.

Berean Literal Bible
Now this took place for three times, and immediately the vessel was taken up into heaven.

New American Standard Bible
This happened three times, and immediately the object was taken up into the sky.

King James Bible
This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This happened three times, and then the object was taken up into heaven.

International Standard Version
This happened three times. Then the sheet was quickly taken back into heaven.

NET Bible
This happened three times, and immediately the object was taken up into heaven.

New Heart English Bible
This was done three times, and immediately the vessel was received up into heaven.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
This happened three times and the garment was taken up to Heaven.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This happened three times. Then the sheet was quickly taken into the sky.

New American Standard 1977
And this happened three times; and immediately the object was taken up into the sky.

Jubilee Bible 2000
This was done three times, and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

King James 2000 Bible
This was done three times: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

American King James Version
This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

American Standard Version
And this was done thrice: and straightway the vessel was received up into heaven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this was done thrice; and presently the vessel was taken up into heaven.

Darby Bible Translation
And this took place thrice, and the vessel was straightway taken up into heaven.

English Revised Version
And this was done thrice: and straightway the vessel was received up into heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
This was done thrice: and the vessel was received again into heaven.

Weymouth New Testament
This was said three times, and immediately the sail was drawn up out of sight.

World English Bible
This was done three times, and immediately the vessel was received up into heaven.

Young's Literal Translation
and this was done thrice, and again was the vessel received up to the heaven.
Study Bible
Peter's Vision
15The voice spoke to him a second time: “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.” 16This happened three times, and all at once the sheet was taken back up into heaven. 17While Peter was puzzling over the meaning of the vision, the men sent by Cornelius found Simon’s house and approached the gate.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 11:24
And the Spirit lifted me up and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God to the exiles in Chaldea. So the vision that I had seen left me.

Acts 10:15
The voice spoke to him a second time: "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."

Acts 10:17
While Peter was puzzling over the meaning of the vision, the men sent by Cornelius found Simon's house and approached the gate.
Treasury of Scripture

This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

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Genesis 41:32 And for that the dream was doubled to Pharaoh twice; it is because …

John 21:17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? …

2 Corinthians 13:1 This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or …

(16) This was done thrice.--The three-fold repetition was at once general and personal in its significance. It was mystically the token of a complete ratification of the truth proclaimed. It reminded him of the three fold command, "Feed My sheep," and taught him to take a wider range of work in obeying it (John 21:15-17).

Verse 16. - And this for this, A.V.; straightway the vessel for the vessel... again, A.V. and T.R. This was done thrice; i.e. as is clear from the previous "the second time;" the same voice addressed to him the third time a direction to eat. The repetition three times of the same injunction was to give certainty (comp. Gem 41:32). For the repetition of the same words, comp. Matthew 26:44. The receiving of the vessel again into heaven merely indicated the termination of the vision. The interpretation of it was to follow ver. 19 and following verses (see especially ver. 28), and was further emphasized by what is related in vers. 44-46 and Acts 11:15-17. This was done thrice,.... That is, either the voice spoke the same words three times, or the sheet was let down three times; and it may be both; it may be, that every time the voice was spoke, the sheet was let down: this was done, not with respect to any mystical meaning in the number three, but for the confirmation of Peter, that he might be the more firmly assured of the truth of the things represented unto him:

and the vessel was received up again into heaven; to denote, that when the general assembly and church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven, whether Jews or Gentiles, are all gathered in, by the preaching of the Gospel to them, they will be taken up to heaven, their original and native place, and be for ever with the Lord; as well as to certify to Peter, that what was now shown him on earth, concerning the taking away the distinction of men and meats, was ratified in heaven. 16. done thrice—See Ge 41:32.10:9-18 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.
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