Acts 2:46

“And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 2:46

And they continuing daily with one accord in the Temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladnesse and singlenesse of heart,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And day by day, continuing stedfastly with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread at home, they took their food with gladness and singleness of heart,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And day by day, going in agreement together regularly to the Temple and, taking broken bread together in their houses, they took their food with joy and with true hearts,
- Basic English Bible

And every day, being constantly in the temple with one accord, and breaking bread in [the] house, they received their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,
- Darby Bible

And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, ate their food with gladness and singleness of heart,
- Webster's Bible

And, day by day, attending constantly in the Temple with one accord, and breaking bread in private houses, they took their meals with great happiness and single-heartedness,
- Weymouth Bible

Day by day, continuing steadfastly with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread at home, they took their food with gladness and singleness of heart,
- World English Bible

And ech dai thei dwelliden stabli with o wille in the temple, and braken breed aboute housis, and token mete with ful out ioye and symplenesse of herte,
- Wycliffe Bible

Daily also continuing with one accord in the temple, breaking also at every house bread, they were partaking of food in gladness and simplicity of heart,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 2:46

Wesley's Notes for Acts 2:46


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 2:46


Ac 2:46 Continuing daily . . . in the temple. They gathered there for the purpose of teaching the multitudes. Breaking bread from house to house. Eating their food from house to house. It may refer to observing the Lord's Supper in private residences.

Discussion for Acts 2:46

  • George Lannon on Acts 2:46
    Did the early church worship daily, and take Communion daily?
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 2:46
    George, we do get glimpses of the early Church. Acts 2:46 says that "they continued daily with one accord in the Temple". The new believers still went to the Temple to worship God but through His Son. The Temple had specific times for prayer during the day, so Christians also joined the Jewish throng in worship daily. "and breaking bread from house to house": some commentators believe that this was actually done in one house, though the point was that whenever they met together, they probably had a meal & during that time, also took the bread & cup & remembered the Saviour's Sacrifice. Paul, in 1 Cor 11:20-22, chastises the Corinthian believers that they made mockery of the Lord's Supper, in that they gorged themselves with food & wine & not waiting for all to be served. He said that this was not the Lord's Supper which required seriousness & decorum as they the meal followed with the remembrance of the Lord. And this was observed on any occasion they met or as they wished.


 

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