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 2:42

  • Stephen for verse 42
    Jesus spoke with his Apostles 40 day,after he rose from the dead,concerning the kingdom of God.After jesus went back to Heaven,he gave instructions to the Apostles through the Holy Ghost.Peter said,we have preached the gospel unto you,with the Holy Ghost sent down fron Heaven.
  • Johannes. for verse 42
    They understood n had a revelation of de scripturs n deir lifes were ordered n structured by revelation in which dey we re living by it
  • In perfect harmony as one in Jesus we all would be able to relate to what our past follower's experience back then if we continue whole-hearted to this scripture but we are the solution and to the problem
  • they gave themselves to to the teaching of jesus preached to them already.the preaching constitute the death,ressurrection,and ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.They lived the cross and sacrificial life for Jesus' sake
  • Innocent Nkurunziza for verse 42
    I believe these were christtians who continued to study the word of God, prayed single mindedly, had fellowship to gether and support each other, they understood that what they had belonge to God
  • thts the backbone of the church or foundation

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