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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

  • Carol Ford
    This chapter tells us all how to be saved. Plain and simple. that question "what must i do to be saved" is answered here. they were added to "the" church, lettin us know we must be in the church that Christ died for in order to be saved.
  • Robert
    Very few will enter into the kingdom of God and very few people are baptized in the name of Jesus Christ acts 2 38. Who ever makes it to heaven will praise Jesus. Jesus is the word. God and Jesus are one. I am glad I go through Jesus God has given all things to the son's hand.Jesus speaks God is a spirit he don't talk, Jesus does it all through Jesus Christ. Thomas calls Jesus both my Lord and my God because he knew. Jesus is the way the truth and the life Amem and Amen, thank you Jesus Christ.
  • Vivian Collins for verse 20
    2 nights ago we had a blood moon. The Lord isn't going to be able to stand the sin that's going on in this world much longer. He's coming!! Get ready!! Repent!!
  • Simon P. Bedard for verse 21
    I always thought Acts 2 was interesting and fascinating.Luke tells of the SPIRIT and the second coming of CHRIST.This means HOPE and TRUST to me. MAY GOD BLESS US ALL c
  • Praise the lord " It's nice to know that people have a concern about there soul,and it takes a church. Those 1st 2 chapters in book of acts picks up from the last ch. of Luke. This where Christ's church started and the plan of salvation for all souls. He wish no one to be lost.
  • Thinking about this logically answered the question for me. The penalty for sin is separation from God and eternal death. If Jesus was indeed the "firstborn from the dead" as the Bible says, and paid the price for our sin, it almost seems a heresy to preach that Jesus DIDN'T go into hell. We are told in Revelation that He has the keys to death and Hades. Where did He go to get them? But because He was MADE sin and did not commit them, He was there illegally, preached to the dead imprisoned there, and let them know He was out of there, rose from the dead, and THEN ascended to His Father. To say that He spent three days in only the Paradise half of Hades can't be right.

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