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

New Living Translation
He saw the sky open, and something like a large sheet was let down by its four corners.

English Standard Version
and saw the heavens opened and something like a great sheet descending, being let down by its four corners upon the earth.

Berean Study Bible
He saw heaven open and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners.

Berean Literal Bible
and he beholds heaven opening, and a certain vessel as a great sheet descending, being let down upon the earth by four corners,

New American Standard Bible
and he saw the sky opened up, and an object like a great sheet coming down, lowered by four corners to the ground,

King James Bible
And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

Christian Standard Bible
He saw heaven opened and an object that resembled a large sheet coming down, being lowered by its four corners to the earth.

Contemporary English Version
He saw heaven open, and something came down like a huge sheet held up by its four corners.

Good News Translation
He saw heaven opened and something coming down that looked like a large sheet being lowered by its four corners to the earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He saw heaven opened and an object that resembled a large sheet coming down, being lowered by its four corners to the earth.

International Standard Version
and saw heaven open and something like a large linen sheet coming down, being lowered by its four corners to the ground.

NET Bible
He saw heaven opened and an object something like a large sheet descending, being let down to earth by its four corners.

New Heart English Bible
He saw heaven opened and a certain container descending to him, like a great sheet let down by four corners on the earth,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he saw Heaven as it was opened, and a garment which was tied at the four corners like a great linen, and it was descending from Heaven to The Earth,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He saw the sky open and something like a large linen sheet being lowered by its four corners to the ground.

New American Standard 1977
and he beheld the sky opened up, and a certain object like a great sheet coming down, lowered by four corners to the ground,

Jubilee Bible 2000
and saw the heaven opened and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners and let down to the earth,

King James 2000 Bible
And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet held at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

American King James Version
And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending on him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

American Standard Version
and he beholdeth the heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending, as it were a great sheet, let down by four corners upon the earth:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he saw the heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending, as it were a great linen sheet let down by the four corners from heaven to the earth:

Darby Bible Translation
and he beholds the heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending, as a great sheet, [bound] by [the] four corners [and] let down to the earth;

English Revised Version
and he beholdeth the heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending, as it were a great sheet, let down by four corners upon the earth:

Webster's Bible Translation
And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending to him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

Weymouth New Testament
The sky had opened to his view, and what seemed to be an enormous sail was descending, being let down to the earth by ropes at the four corners.

World English Bible
He saw heaven opened and a certain container descending to him, like a great sheet let down by four corners on the earth,

Young's Literal Translation
and he doth behold the heaven opened, and descending unto him a certain vessel, as a great sheet, bound at the four corners, and let down upon the earth,
Study Bible
Peter's Vision
10He became hungry and wanted something to eat, but while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 11He saw heaven open and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. 12It contained all kinds of four-footed animals and reptiles of the earth, as well as birds of the air.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 1:1
In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the River Kebar, the heavens opened and I saw visions of God.

John 1:51
Then He declared, "Truly, truly, I tell you, you will see heaven open and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."

Acts 10:12
It contained all kinds of four-footed animals and reptiles of the earth, as well as birds of the air.

Acts 11:5
"I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision of something like a large sheet being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came right down to me.

Treasury of Scripture

And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending on him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

saw.

Acts 7:56
And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

Ezekiel 1:1
Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.

Luke 3:21
Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

and a.

Genesis 49:10
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

Isaiah 11:6-14
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them…

Isaiah 19:23-25
In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians…

vessel.







Lexicon
He saw
θεωρεῖ (theōrei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2334: From a derivative of theaomai; to be a spectator of, i.e. Discern, (experience) or intensively (acknowledge).

heaven
οὐρανὸν (ouranon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3772: Perhaps from the same as oros; the sky; by extension, heaven; by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel.

open
ἀνεῳγμένον (aneōgmenon)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 455: To open. From ana and oigo; to open up.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

something
τι (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

like
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

a large
μεγάλην (megalēn)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3173: Large, great, in the widest sense.

sheet
ὀθόνην (othonēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3607: A linen cloth, a sheet, sail. Of uncertain affinity; a linen cloth, i.e. a sail.

being let down
καθιέμενον (kathiemenon)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2524: To send, let down, lower. From kata; and hiemi; to lower.

to
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

earth
γῆς (gēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1093: Contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe.

by its four
τέσσαρσιν (tessarsin)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5064: Four. Or neuter tessara a plural number; four.

corners.
ἀρχαῖς (archais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 746: From archomai; a commencement, or chief.
(11) A certain vessel descending . . .--The form of the vision corresponded, as has just been said, with the bodily condition of the Apostle. Its inward meaning may fairly be thought of as corresponding to his prayer. One who looked out from Joppa upon the waters of the Great Sea towards the far-off Isles of the Gentiles, might well seek to know by what process and under what conditions those who dwelt in them would be brought within the fold of which he was one of the chief appointed shepherds. The place, we may add, could not fail to recall the memory of the great prophet who had taken ship from thence, and who was conspicuous alike as a preacher of a gospel of repentance to the Gentiles, and, in our Lord's own teaching, as a type of the Resurrection (Matthew 12:40-41). The Apostle was to be taught, as the prophet had been of old, that the thoughts of God were not as his thoughts (Jonah 4:10-11).

A great sheet knit at the four corners.--Better, bound by four ends--i.e., those of the ropes by which it seemed to Peter's gaze to be let down from the opened firmament. The Greek word, literally beginnings, is used as we use "ends."

Verse 11. - He beholdeth the for saw, A.V. ; descending for descending unto him, A.V. and T.R.; were for had been, A.V.; let down by four corners upon the earth for knit at the four corners and let down to the earth, A.V. and T.R. The vessel coming down from the open heavens implied that the command to eat what was contained in it was given by revelation. The things sent were from God, and the command to eat was from God. Peter's hunger had prepared the way for the particular form of the vision. 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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