Acts 2:44

Were together (hsan epi to auto). Some MSS. hsan kai (were and). But they were together in the same place as in Acts 2:1 . And had (kai eicon). Imperfect active, kept on having, a habit in the present emergency. Common (koina). It was not actual communism, but they held all their property ready for use for the common good as it was needed ( Acts 4:32 ). This situation appears nowhere else except in Jerusalem and was evidently due to special conditions there which did not survive permanently. Later Paul will take a special collection for the poor saints in Jerusalem.

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