But he became hungry and was desiring to eat; but while they were making preparations, he fell into a trance;
and he saw the sky opened up, and an object like a great sheet coming down, lowered by four corners to the ground,
and there were in it all [kinds of] four-footed animals and crawling creatures of the earth and birds of the air.
A voice came to him, "Get up, Peter, kill and eat!"
But Peter said, "By no means, Lord, for I have never eaten anything unholy and unclean."
Again a voice [came] to him a second time, "What God has cleansed, no [longer] consider unholy."
This happened three times, and immediately the object was taken up into the sky.
Now while Peter was greatly perplexed in mind as to what the vision which he had seen might be, behold, the men who had been sent by Cornelius, having asked directions for Simon's house, appeared at the gate;