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

  • John Collins Sr.
    I believe Satan is the author of confusion, GOD is not the author of confusion 1 Corinthians 14:33. As also in all his epistles Paul's letters to the churches he established in the BOOK OF ACTS , speaking in them of these things, in which are hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest twist , as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 2 PETER 3:16. These letters were established in the Book of ACTS on PAUL'S missionary journeys. Study to shew thyself approved unto GOD, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2Timothy 2:15. Acts 19:1-6. REMEMBER ALL SCRIPTURE IS BY INSPIRATION OF GOD! 2 Timothy 3:16. Read Ephesians 4:5, Galatians 1: 8-12.
  • Job odhiambo
    God showed love by joining them in church becoz he hmself said that even if our sins r as red as blood He promised to wash them and change their colour 2be as white as snow
  • Irene123
    To Rodney- again; I know I said in my last message that it was 'all', but I did need to explain more of why I 'attacked' him; He is a pastor, right? I'm not angry nor indignant with him; it's just I was raised to believe pastors are to seek God for their guidance and answers; not their flock. The pastors are to teach the flock, not vice versa. We are DEFINITELY not to teach the pastors, 1pet.5:2.
  • Irene123
    To Rodney - Since you are assuming I attacked a man of God and could not 'hear' my tone of voice - nor discern my attitude - this is all I will say, except - I do thank-you for the response, God Bless you.
  • Rodney Adcock
    To Irene123. It seems to me like your knowledge has you puffed up....Why would you attack a Man of God when he is simply asking a question about Peters nakedness.
  • Irene123
    Something I literally just now noticed - I went to ch. 3 and saw Peter's healing of the lame man at the gate; somewhere I read (not on here) that this was the Apostle's first healing. No, it wasn't; in ch. 2, after the message, "many signs and wonders were done ....."; the 'gate' healing was spoken of as a miraculous miracle because of their 'instant' faith, right on the spot.

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