Acts 2:45

45 They sold whatever they owned and pooled their resources so that each person's need was met.

Acts 2:45 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 2:45

And sold their possessions and goods.
&c.] Their houses and lands, their fields and vineyards, their goods, moveable or immoveable:

and parted them to all men;
that were of their society, not to others:

as every man had need:
the rich sold their estates, and divided them among the poor, or gave them such a portion thereof as their present exigencies required. This was done by Jews, and by Jews only; who, when they embraced the Gospel of Christ, were informed that the destruction of their city, and nation, was at hand; and therefore they sold their estates before hand, and put them to this use; which was necessary to be done, both for the support of the Gospel in Judea, and for the carrying and spreading of it among the Gentiles: but is not to be drawn into a precedent, or an example in after times; nor is ever any such thing proposed to the Christian churches, or exhorted to by any of the apostles.

Acts 2:45 In-Context

43 Everyone around was in awe - all those wonders and signs done through the apostles!
44 And all the believers lived in a wonderful harmony, holding everything in common.
45 They sold whatever they owned and pooled their resources so that each person's need was met.
46 They followed a daily discipline of worship in the Temple followed by meals at home, every meal a celebration, exuberant and joyful,
47 as they praised God. People in general liked what they saw. Every day their number grew as God added those who were saved.