Acts 2:42-47 LEB

The Fellowship of the First Believers

42 And they were devoting themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayers.

References for Acts 2:42

      43 And fear came on every soul, and many wonders and signs were being performed by the apostles.
      44 And all who believed were in the same [place], and had everything in common.
      45 And they began sellinga [their]b possessions and property, and distributing these [things] to all, to the degree that anyone had need.

      References for Acts 2:45

        •  2:45 - *The imperfect tense has been translated as ingressive here ("began selling")
        •  2:45 - *Literally "the"; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun
          46 And every day, devoting themselves [to meeting]c with one purpose in the temple [courts]d and breaking bread from house [to house], they were eating [their] food with joy and simplicity of heart,

          References for Acts 2:46

            • ‘ 2:46 - *The words "[to meeting]" are not in the Greek text but are implied
            • ’ 2:46 - *Here "[courts]" is supplied to distinguish this area from the interior of the temple building itself
              47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding every day to the total [of] those who were being saved.