“And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.”
King James Version (KJV)
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!
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.
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