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

  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 2:32 THIS JESUS HATH GOD RAISED UP WHEREOF WE ALL ARE WITNESSES 2:33 THEREFORE BEING BY THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD EXALTED AND HAVING RECEIVED OF THE FATHER THE PROMISE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT HE HATH SHED FORTH THIS WHICH YOU NOW --- SEE AND HEAR --- JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE
  • Apolinar Gomez
    in the book of acts 2:38 Peter said repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus for the remission of sins. and 95% of the Christians are baptized in the name of the father son and holy ghost and 5% are baptized in Jesus name. now according to the bible baptizm is for forgiveness of sins but now a lot of pastors will not let you join there church unless they baptize you in their church???
  • Irene123
    Leshane - Thank God for you, too!! I don't 'comment' on here anymore, as of a week ago because - it was taking up ALL my time - just as FB did, which I also dropped. But I do browse the comments from time to time> Maybe you can take my place for awhile - until you get tired of it - lol; I WILL be praying for your witness ................
  • Leshane
    PRAISE THE LORD SIS IRENE123 I'm so excited to see someone lifting and standing firm in Jesus name. I'm so blessed to have been introduced to the Truth of GOD because I was like certain disciples of John in ACTS 19 I had or almost I was baptized in titles at a very young age but I was baptized in JESUS NAME and filled with the HOLY GHOST at the age 33 what a change the name of JESUS makes!
  • Leshane
    Praise the Lord sis IRENE123 commenting on post from 2 4 17. Be encouraged in the Lord my sister. Holiness is right and without it no man shall see the LORD. Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there,and a way, and it shall be called the way of holiness,the unclean shall not pass over it but it shall be for those: the wayfarying men, though fools ,shall not err therin. Holiness is right
  • ROY
    Acts 2:38

    “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
    Repent: change your minds, entertain other thoughts, and a different opinion of Jesus of Nazareth, than you have done; consider him, and believe in him, as the true Messiah and Saviour of the world; look upon him, n

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