Every man according to his ability (kaqw euporeito ti). Imperfect middle of euporew, to be well off (from euporo), old verb, but here alone in the N.T., "as any one was well off." The sentence is a bit tangled in the Greek from Luke's rush of ideas. Literally, "Of the disciples, as any one was able (or well off), they determined (wrisan, marked off the horizon) each of them to send relief (ei diakonian, for ministry) to the brethren who dwelt in Judaea." The worst of the famine came A.D. 45. The warning by Agabus stirred the brethren in Antioch to send the collection on ahead.