10 And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again into heaven.

Other Translations of Acts 11:10

New International Version

10 This happened three times, and then it was all pulled up to heaven again.

English Standard Version

10 This happened three times, and all was drawn up again into heaven.

The Message

10 This happened three times, and then the blanket was pulled back up into the sky.

New King James Version

10 Now this was done three times, and all were drawn up again into heaven.

New Living Translation

10 This happened three times before the sheet and all it contained was pulled back up to heaven.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Acts 11:10

Commentary on Acts 11:1-18

(Read Acts 11:1-18)

The imperfect state of human nature strongly appears, when godly persons are displeased even to hear that the word of God has been received, because their own system has not been attended to. And we are too apt to despair of doing good to those who yet, when tried, prove very teachable. It is the bane and damage of the church, to shut out those from it, and from the benefit of the means of grace, who are not in every thing as we are. Peter stated the whole affair. We should at all times bear with the infirmities of our brethren; and instead of taking offence, or answering with warmth, we should explain our motives, and show the nature of our proceedings. That preaching is certainly right, with which the Holy Ghost is given. While men are very zealous for their own regulations, they should take care that they do not withstand God; and those who love the Lord will glorify him, when made sure that he has given repentance to life to any fellow-sinners. Repentance is God's gift; not only his free grace accepts it, but his mighty grace works it in us, grace takes away the heart of stone, and gives us a heart of flesh. The sacrifice of God is a broken spirit.