Acts 4:35

35 and 1lay them at the apostles' feet, and they would be 2distributed to each as any had need.

Acts 4:35 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 4:35

And laid them down at the apostles' feet
Showing great veneration and respect to the apostles, and a sort of neglect and contempt of their worldly substance; and signifying that they entirely delivered them to the apostles, and subjected them to their disposal:

and distribution was made unto every man, according as he had need;
though they had all things in common, yet there was an order observed; a man might not go to the common stock and take out of it what he would; but as all was committed to the care of the apostles, and was in their power; the distribution was made by them, to every man, to the original proprietors, as well as to others, and that not as much as a man would have, or he might crave; but as much as he needed, for the present, of which the apostles were the judges.

Acts 4:35 In-Context

33 And with great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all.
34 For there was not a needy person among them, for all who were owners of land or houses would sell them and bring the proceeds of the sales
35 and lay them at the apostles' feet, and they would be distributed to each as any had need.
36 Now Joseph, a Levite of Cyprian birth, who was also called Barnabas by the apostles (which translated means Son of Encouragement ),
37 and who owned a tract of land, sold it and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Acts 4:37; Acts 5:2
  • 2. Acts 2:45; Acts 6:1
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