Acts 2:45

“And solde their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as euery man had need.”

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Other Translations

And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all [men], as every man had need.
- King James Version

and they {began} selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all, according as any man had need.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And exchanging their goods and property for money, they made division of it among them all, as they had need.
- Basic English Bible

and sold their possessions and substance, and distributed them to all, according as any one might have need.
- Darby Bible

And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
- Webster's Bible

They sold their lands and other property, and distributed the proceeds among all, according to every one's necessities.
- Weymouth Bible

They sold their possessions and goods, and distributed them to all, according as anyone had need.
- World English Bible

Thei selden possessiouns and catel, and departiden tho thingis to alle men, as it was nede to ech.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the possessions and the goods they were selling, and were parting them to all, according as any one had need.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 2:45


2:45 And sold their possessions - Their lands and houses; and goods - Their movables. And parted them to all as any one had need - To say the Christians did this only till the destruction of Jerusalem, is not true; for many did it long after. Not that there was any positive command for so doing: it needed not; for love constrained them. It was a natural fruit of that love wherewith each member of the community loved every other as his own soul. And if the whole Christian Church had continued in this spirit, this usage must have continued through all ages. To affirm therefore that Christ did not design it should continue, is neither more nor less than to affirm, that Christ did not design this measure of love should continue. I see no proof of this.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 2:45


Ac 2:45 Sold their possessions. Real estate. Goods. Personal property. Parted them to all [men]. On this special liberality we may note, (1) It partly arose from the non-resident or pilgrim character of a large part of the converts. (2) It was not an obligatory rule; the laws of ownership or property were not disturbed or questioned. Even Ananias might have kept all his land unblamed.

Discussion for Acts 2

  • Bruce
    There is No Remission for Sin Without The Blood of The Lamb(Hebrews 9:11-28) Washed by The Blood(Revelation1-5)Then You are Clean Enough for The Holy Ghost to Move in(Mark 1:8) You Will be Changed(2 Corinthians 5:17) Impossible Not to Know. You Will Tell Others what Christ has Done in Your Life and How They Can be Saved. Without The Call of The Father Impossible( John 6:44) A Tug on Your Heart
  • Richard Boyd
    Repentance and remission of sin shall be preached in his name among all nations begining at jeursalem, lk 24:47 was Gods plan spoke by Peter in Acts 2:38, acts 4:12, your not saved if you failed to follow what the apostles exhorted, If you care about where you will spend eterenty, acts 2:38 is the only way to remit sin
  • Jessica
    An example to the modern day church but we have gone off.
    LORD HELP US
  • Debra & Alton V
    The moon is suppose to turn into blood, or so appear to be so tomorrow night. 01 20th, 2019. Although all the signs are here still people are foolish do not see the end is near. God wI'll return. Those who disbelieves are in for a shock the day Jesus comes back God rids the evil throws it all back into hell. I just hope my feet are clean enough to walk across th e golden streets of glory.
  • William R McCourtie
    No one can come to the Father unless the Holy Spirit draws him. (para. KJV) That's why the time to commit and accept Christ as one's Savior is Now. Men will try to escape and even curse God but will not repent because the Holy Spirit will not be drawing men in the day of judgment. Receive Christ now while you have time.
  • David
    The ones speaking in tongues were Peter and the other 11 Apostles (the Galalieans). The people that had came to Jerusalem from these different countries heard them speaking their languages and asked, how are the Galalieans speaking our language . There were others in the upper room as well but only the Apostles were Galalieans. Women were there such as Mary the mother of Jesus and Marthaetc...

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