These people made your plan happen because of your power and your will.
And now, Lord, listen to their threats. Lord, help us, your servants, to speak your word without fear.
Help us to be brave by showing us your power to heal. Give proofs and make miracles happen by the power of Jesus, your holy servant."
After they had prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke God's word without fear.
The group of believers were united in their hearts and spirit. All those in the group acted as though their private property belonged to everyone in the group. In fact, they shared everything.
With great power the apostles were telling people that the Lord Jesus was truly raised from the dead. And God blessed all the believers very much.
No one in the group needed anything. From time to time those who owned fields or houses sold them, brought the money,
and gave it to the apostles. Then the money was given to anyone who needed it.
One of the believers was named Joseph, a Levite born in Cyprus. The apostles called him Barnabas (which means "one who encourages").
Joseph owned a field, sold it, brought the money, and gave it to the apostles.