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

  • Orlando
    Contrary to popular beleif, Repentance is a step, a pillar and the agent unto the covenant God has given us as prophesied in Joel 2:12-14 This repentance, Has NEVER equated salvation. It suffices the requirement of the LAW, Baptism suffices the requirement of Promise, and tounges suffices the requirement of the Sign. These three are made one in us, LAW,Atonement and Charity.
  • Alex
    Stephen Jesus didnt feed the multitudes till the 3 rd day,they had to fast for 2 days,he says the days are coming when THE BRIDEGROOM WILL BE TAKEN AWAY THEN SHALL YOU FAST IN THOSE DAYS,DAYS ARE PLURAL 2 DAYS 2000 YRS NO BRIDEGROOM,THUS NO KINGDOM FOR 2 DAYS 2000 YRS. THE DAYS ARE COMING WHEN YOU WILL DESIRE TO SEE 1 OF THE DAYS OF THE SON OF MAN BUT YOU WILL NOT SEE THEM.NO BRIDEGROOM NO KINGDOM
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Only our Heavenly abba daddy can put us all back on the very same page of the accurate Rightly Divided Word of the Truth and thats just what HE alone can do in these latter days in this Kingdom of God {Love-Salvation-Grace-Full Restoration in the Holy Ghost} once again as promised. The latter rain belongs to His chosen elect beloved Judah Holy Zion to be made of the Temple Made Without Hands amen.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    I am not your enemy a disciple though at first you sure treated me so. Sure. Their are those of us who know more and are sharper than others Rightly Dividing the Word but it was never meant to be that way. Only our Heavenly abba daddy can do this and YES HE WILL in these latter days before the Kingdom of God closes our Brother. Shalom.
  • A disciple
    Stephen Z; I just want to point out to you that though part of what you write is accurate and correct according to the Scriptures; a better knowledge of the entire history with respect to God's plan for man, shows more than what you say; and we have a tendency to negate the importance of the things done in past ages because our perception of history is so short. Maybe we can work together on this?
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Dear a disciple. I do not have any theories but the Rightly Divided Word of the truth itself and I back it. We still abide in the Kingdom of God which began at the Day of Pentecost Acts through Jude period. The Kingdom of God is and always has been a temporary age of the Gentiles which transitions back to the Kingdom of Heaven or Revelation. Its called accuracy a disciple. Shalom.

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