Acts 2:46

“And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they continuing daily with one accord in the Temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladnesse and singlenesse of heart,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And day by day, continuing stedfastly with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread at home, they took their food with gladness and singleness of heart,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And day by day, going in agreement together regularly to the Temple and, taking broken bread together in their houses, they took their food with joy and with true hearts,
- Basic English Bible

And every day, being constantly in the temple with one accord, and breaking bread in [the] house, they received their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,
- Darby Bible

And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, ate their food with gladness and singleness of heart,
- Webster's Bible

And, day by day, attending constantly in the Temple with one accord, and breaking bread in private houses, they took their meals with great happiness and single-heartedness,
- Weymouth Bible

Day by day, continuing steadfastly with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread at home, they took their food with gladness and singleness of heart,
- World English Bible

And ech dai thei dwelliden stabli with o wille in the temple, and braken breed aboute housis, and token mete with ful out ioye and symplenesse of herte,
- Wycliffe Bible

Daily also continuing with one accord in the temple, breaking also at every house bread, they were partaking of food in gladness and simplicity of heart,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 2:46


2:46 Continuing daily - breaking the bread - in the Lord's Supper, as did many Churches for some ages. They partook of their food with gladness and singleness of heart - They carried the same happy and holy temper through all their common actions: eating and working with the same spirit wherewith they prayed and received the Lord's Supper.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 2:46


Ac 2:46 Continuing daily . . . in the temple. They gathered there for the purpose of teaching the multitudes. Breaking bread from house to house. Eating their food from house to house. It may refer to observing the Lord's Supper in private residences.

Discussion for Acts 2

  • Theresa Jerome
    They all had a relationship with the almighty, they all were on the mind of the almighty, because they all was in one place with God, they were all hit by the rushing wind, they didn't only get hit they were all filled with the holy Spirit and fire,and began to speak in many different languages as they had access to the holy Spirit.
  • Sylvia
    An answer to Magnocrat question v5,
    Yes they were devout men meaning they had deep religious feelings and committment, dedicated, loyal, faithful, steadfast, firm and zealous.
  • Jacob
    You receive the Spirit today by faith Gal 3:14. Peter realized this dispensational change by Acts 15:9. They received the Holy Ghost before water baptism in Acts 10:47. Peter never preached Acts 2:38's message after he realized the mystery revealed to the apostle Paul Eph 3:1-9, Rom 16:25. This differs form the Kingdom of Heaven message. Compare Lk 1:70, Acts 3:21 with Rom 16:25, 1 Cor 2.7.
  • Magnocrat
    Devout men of every nation : does that mean they were religious men
  • Irene123
    What I think of Acts 2 is -- it is THE beginning of Jesus' church and HIS salvation is found in verse 38.
  • Irene123
    I know He calls us and He receives us - after we have followed Acts 2:38. There is no, with just our mouths, 'accepting' Him as our personal savior. not when Peter himself, with the keys of knowledge Jesus gave him, was inspired by the Holy Ghost to preach Acts 2:38. How could anyone think that Jesus is such a 'marshmallow after the pre-scourging, then hours of crucifixion he went thru?

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