Acts 2:45

“And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And solde their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as euery man had need.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and they {began} selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all, according as any man had need.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And exchanging their goods and property for money, they made division of it among them all, as they had need.
- Basic English Bible

and sold their possessions and substance, and distributed them to all, according as any one might have need.
- Darby Bible

And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
- Webster's Bible

They sold their lands and other property, and distributed the proceeds among all, according to every one's necessities.
- Weymouth Bible

They sold their possessions and goods, and distributed them to all, according as anyone had need.
- World English Bible

Thei selden possessiouns and catel, and departiden tho thingis to alle men, as it was nede to ech.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the possessions and the goods they were selling, and were parting them to all, according as any one had need.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 2:45

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.

People's Bible Notes for Acts 2:45

Ac 2:45 Sold their possessions. Real estate. Goods. Personal property. Parted them to all [men]. On this special liberality we may note, (1) It partly arose from the non-resident or pilgrim character of a large part of the converts. (2) It was not an obligatory rule; the laws of ownership or property were not disturbed or questioned. Even Ananias might have kept all his land unblamed.

Discussion for Acts 2

  • Iwillgo
    baptism is FOR one thing only REMISSION OF SINS. this is the last step to becoming a CHRISTIAN.
  • Chuck
    Remember the question that was asked of Peter. What must we do? Peter told the people what they must do:acts2:38 and who else should dothis:acts2:39
  • Ray321
    Acts 7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, Before Stephen got stone, Jesus was standing to come down from Heaven, but when Stephen died, Jesus sat back down. There was a reason for Jesus for standing. The Mystery
  • Ray321
    Acts 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel The Apostles thought they were on the last days. Joel 1:15 15 Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. The Apostle knew the day of the Lord was near. They were living it , but something stops all that, in chapter 7, the stoning of Stephen. Jews rejected Christ.
  • BSP
    Verse 11 shows the power of hearing the good news of God in one's own language.
  • A disciple
    "..Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven..every man heard them speak in his own language." It may seem like an insignificant point that there were Jews from every Nation under heaven; but there is much in it. Because of Israel's sin and rebellion, rejection of the faith and God's Spirit in His Prophets; they were put under the dominion of the Gentiles until the Day of the LORD.

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