Acts 2:42

“And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they continued stedfastly in the Apostles doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in praiers.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and the prayers.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they kept their attention fixed on the Apostles' teaching and were united together in the taking of broken bread and in prayer.
- Basic English Bible

And they persevered in the teaching and fellowship of the apostles, in breaking of bread and prayers.
- Darby Bible

And they continued steadfastly in the apostles doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
- Webster's Bible

and they were constant in listening to the teaching of the Apostles and in their attendance at the Communion, that is, the Breaking of the Bread, and at prayer.
- Weymouth Bible

They continued steadfastly in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and prayer.
- World English Bible

and weren lastynge stabli in the teching of the apostlis, and in comynyng of the breking of breed, in preieris.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they were continuing stedfastly in the teaching of the apostles, and the fellowship, and the breaking of the bread, and the prayers.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 2:42

2:42 And they continued steadfast - So their daily Church communion consisted in these four particulars: Hearing the word; Having all things common; Receiving the Lord's Supper; Prayer. Ye diff'rent sects, who all declare, Lo here is Christ, and Christ is there; Your stronger proofs divinely give, And show me where the Christians live!

People's Bible Notes for Acts 2:42

Ac 2:42 They continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine. In the things taught by the apostles. And fellowship. Contribution to the common fund and its distribution. In the breaking of bread. The Lord's supper. From this time it is observed as an ordinance of the church. In prayers. I think the prayers of the regular worship are meant. These four items are all features of the public church life.

Discussion for Acts 2

  • Bible Reader
    The only name that can remit sins is Jesus. Father, Son , and Holy ghost are titles.
    Acts 2:38 plainly states we should be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Acts 4:12 says Neitheristheresalvationin any other: for thereis none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
    Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, One Faith , One Baptism.
  • Omoding David
    Comment* Bro. Daniel FC, 2Timothy 3:16 says "All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thorougly furnished unto all good works. 2Peter 1:2 says "For prophesy came not in old time by the will of man,but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."
  • Bro. Daniel FC
    Most scholars accept the idea that the book of Acts was written by Luke, who was not one of the 12 disciples. And probably what he writes is “second hand” information, and not necessarily complete.
  • Bro. Daniel FC
    I don t think the disciples have willingly disobeyed their Master, but perhaps the records are incomplete. Either way we need to go with the commandment of our Savior. This is why, today, Christians baptize the new believers in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. If you have a problem with what Jesus says, you have a big problem
  • Bookreadingismything
    Oh Lord Jesus, I do repent. I am so sorry for all the mistakes I made in the past for things I said and done that hurt and alienated people, because I was afraid of getting hurt over and over again. I am so sorry, and I try to be a better person every day. I want only to help others and serve you, Jesus.
  • Wayne
    VV.38 and 41: repent and be saved, baptized, and they received the Holy Ghost. No speaking in other languages needed that day. Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Speaking another language is a sign to unbelievers, not believers.

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