The community of believers was one in heart and mind. None of them would say, "This is mine!" about any of their possessions, but held everything in common.
The apostles continued to bear powerful witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and an abundance of grace was at work among them all.
There were no needy persons among them. Those who owned properties or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds from the sales,
and place them in the care and under the authority of the apostles. Then it was distributed to anyone who was in need.
Joseph, whom the apostles nicknamed Barnabas (that is, "one who encourages"), was a Levite from Cyprus.
He owned a field, sold it, brought the money, and placed it in the care and under the authority of the apostles.