On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:
Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate,
This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.
And the voice [spake] unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, [that] call not thou common.
But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.
And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.
Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
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:
And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,
And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there.