Acts 2:44

“And all that believed were together, and had all things common;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 2:44

And all that beleeued were together, and had all things common,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And all those who were of the faith kept together, and had all things in common;
- Basic English Bible

And all that believed were together, and had all things common,
- Darby Bible

And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
- Webster's Bible

And all the believers kept together, and had everything in common.
- Weymouth Bible

All who believed were together, and had all things in common.
- World English Bible

And alle that bileueden weren togidre, and hadden alle thingis comyn.
- Wycliffe Bible

and all those believing were at the same place, and had all things common,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 2:44

Wesley's Notes for Acts 2:44


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!

2:43 And fear came upon every soul - Of those who did not join with them: whereby persecution was prevented, till it was needful for them.

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.

2:46 Continuing daily - breaking the bread - in the Lord's Supper, as did many Churches for some ages. They partook of their food with gladness and singleness of heart - They carried the same happy and holy temper through all their common actions: eating and working with the same spirit wherewith they prayed and received the Lord's Supper.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 2:44


Ac 2:44 Had all things common. Many, perhaps most, were sojourners at, not citizens of, Jerusalem. It was needful that they remain together for the time, and while sojourning here, they threw their common funds together. Alford says: ``In order, however, rightly to understand this "community", we may remark, "It is only found in the Church at Jerusalem". No trace of its existence is discoverable anywhere else; on the contrary, St. Paul speaks constantly of the rich and poor. See 1Ti 6:17 Ga 2:10 2Co 8:13,15 9:6,7 1Co 16:2 Jas 2:1-5 4:13.''

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