Parallel Verses

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.

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 Version

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:

Holman Bible

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

A Conservative Version

And he sees heaven opened, and a certain container descending to him, like a great sheet bound at four corners, and being lowered 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:

Amplified

And he saw the sky opened and something like a great sheet lowered by the four corners, descending to the earth.

An Understandable Version

and could see the sky open up and a huge sheet-like container being lowered to the ground by its four corners.

Anderson New Testament

and he saw heaven opened, and some vessel, like a great sheet, descending, bound by the four corners, and let down to the earth.

Bible in Basic English

And he saw the heavens opening, and a vessel coming down, like a great cloth let down on the earth,

Common New Testament

and he saw heaven opened, and something descending, like a great sheet, let down by four corners to the earth.

Daniel Mace New Testament

when he saw the heaven open, and something descending in the form of a great sheet, ty'd at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

Darby 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;

Godbey New Testament

and he saw the heaven open, and a certain vessel like a great sheet came down, and resting upon the earth with four rope ends:

Goodspeed New Testament

and saw the sky opened and a thing like a great sheet coming down, lowered to the ground by the four corners,

John Wesley New Testament

And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel like a great sheet, tied at the four corners, descending to him, and let down on the earth:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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,

Julia Smith Translation

And he sees heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending upon him, as a great linen napkin fastened at the four beginnings, and laid down upon the earth:

King James 2000

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:

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he saw heaven opened and an object something like a large sheet coming down, being let down to the earth by its four corners,

Modern King James verseion

And he saw the heaven opened and a certain vessel like a sheet coming down to him, being bound at the four corners and let down to the earth;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

Moffatt New Testament

He saw heaven open and a vessel coming down, like a huge sheet lowered by the four corners to the earth,

Montgomery New Testament

He beheld the sky opened, and a vessel descending like an enormous sail let down to earth by four corners.

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,

Noyes New Testament

and he beheld heaven opened, and a sort of vessel descending, as it were a large sheet having cords at the four corners, and let down upon the earth;

Sawyer New Testament

and he beheld heaven opened, and a certain vessel like a great sheet descending, let down by four corners to the earth,

The Emphasized Bible

And he beholdeth heaven opened, and, corning down, a kind of vessel, like a large linen cloth, by its four corners, being let down upon the earth,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And he saw heaven opened, and there descended to him a certain vessel, as a great sheet with chains at the four corners, and resting upon the earth:

Twentieth Century New Testament

And saw that the heavens were open, and that something like a great sail was descending, let down by its four corners towards the earth.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

and saw the sky opened, and something like a great sheet coming down, lowered to the earth by 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,

Worrell New Testament

and he beholds the heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending, as a great sheet, let down by four corners upon the earth;

Worsley New Testament

and some thing descending to him, like a great sheet tied at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

Youngs 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,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

saw
θεωρέω 
theoreo 
Usage: 40

οὐρανός 
Ouranos 
Usage: 156

ἀνοίγω 
Anoigo 
Usage: 62

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

σκεῦος 
Skeuos 
Usage: 17

καταβαίνω 
Katabaino 
Usage: 63

ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

him

Usage: 0

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

it had been a great
μέγας 
megas 
Usage: 167

ὀθόνη 
Othone 
Usage: 2

δέω 
Deo 
bind, tie, knit, be in bonds, wind
Usage: 32

at the four
τέσσαρες τέσσαρα 
Tessares 
Usage: 40

ἀρχή 
Arche 
Usage: 42

καθίημι 
Kathiemi 
Usage: 4

to
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

Context Readings

Peter Has A Vision

10 He became very hungry and wanted to eat, and while the food was being prepared, he fell into a trance 11 and saw heaven open and something like a large linen sheet coming down, being lowered by its four corners to the ground. 12 In it were all kinds of four-footed animals, reptiles, and birds of the air.


Cross References

John 1:51

Then he told him, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, you will see heaven standing open and the angels of God going up and coming down to the Son of Man."

Genesis 49:10

The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor a ruler's staff from between his feet, until the one comes, who owns them both, and to him will belong the allegiance of nations.

Isaiah 11:6-14

"The wolf will live with the lamb; the leopard will lie down with the young goat. The calf and the lion will graze together, and a little child will lead them.

Isaiah 19:23-25

At that time, there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will come into Egypt, and the Egyptians into Assyria, and they will worship with the Assyrians.

Isaiah 43:6

I'll say to the north, "Give them up'! and to the south, "Don't keep them back!' Bring my sons from far away and my daughters from the ends of the earth

Isaiah 56:8

This is what the Lord GOD says, the one who gathers the outcasts of Israel: "I'll gather still others to them besides those already gathered.

Ezekiel 1:1

On the fifth day of the fourth month of the thirtieth year of the exile to Babylon, while I was among the captives on the bank of the Chebar River, heaven opened up and I saw visions from God.

Matthew 8:11

I tell all of you, many will come from east and west and will feast with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom from heaven.

Matthew 13:47-48

"Again, the kingdom from heaven is like a large net thrown into the sea that gathered all kinds of fish.

Luke 3:21

When all the people had been baptized, Jesus, too, was baptized. While he was praying, heaven opened,

John 11:52

and not only for the nation, but that he would also gather into one the children of God who were scattered abroad.

John 12:32

As for me, if I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people to myself."

Acts 7:56

He said, "Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God's power for the salvation of everyone who believes, of the Jew first and of the Greek as well.

Romans 3:29-31

Is God the God of the Jews only? Is he not the God of the gentiles, too? Yes, of the gentiles, too,

Romans 9:4

who are Israelis. To them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the Law, the worship, and the promises.

Romans 15:9-12

so that the gentiles may glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, "That is why I will praise you among the gentiles; I will sing praises to your name."

Romans 16:25-26

Now to the one who is able to strengthen you with my gospel and the message that I preach about Jesus, the Messiah, by revealing the secret that was kept hidden from long ago

Galatians 2:15

We ourselves are Jews by birth, and not gentile sinners,

Galatians 3:28

Because all of you are one in the Messiah Jesus, a person is no longer a Jew or a Greek, a slave or a free person, a male or a female.

Ephesians 1:10

to usher in the fullness of the times and to bring together in the Messiah all things in heaven and on earth.

Ephesians 3:6

The gentiles are heirs-in-common, members-in-common of the body, and common participants in what was promised by the Messiah Jesus through the gospel.

Colossians 3:11

In him there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, or free person. Instead, the Messiah is all and in all.

Revelation 4:1

After these things, I saw a door standing open in heaven. The first voice that I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this."

Revelation 11:19

Then the Temple of God in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen inside his Temple. There were flashes of lightning, noises, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail.

Revelation 19:11

Then I saw heaven standing open, and there was a white horse! Its rider is named Faithful and True. He administers justice and wages war righteously.

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