Acts 2:44
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New International Version
All the believers were together and had everything in common.

New Living Translation
And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had.

English Standard Version
And all who believed were together and had all things in common.

New American Standard Bible
And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common;

King James Bible
And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now all the believers were together and held all things in common.

International Standard Version
All the believers were united and shared everything with one another.

NET Bible
All who believed were together and held everything in common,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And all those who believed were together and everything they had was communal.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All the believers kept meeting together, and they shared everything with each other.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And all that believed were together and had all things common

King James 2000 Bible
And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

American King James Version
And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

American Standard Version
And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all they that believed, were together, and had all things common.

Darby Bible Translation
And all that believed were together, and had all things common,

English Revised Version
And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

Webster's Bible Translation
And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

Weymouth New Testament
And all the believers kept together, and had everything in common.

World English Bible
All who believed were together, and had all things in common.

Young's Literal Translation
and all those believing were at the same place, and had all things common,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:42-47 In these verses we have the history of the truly primitive church, of the first days of it; its state of infancy indeed, but, like that, the state of its greatest innocence. They kept close to holy ordinances, and abounded in piety and devotion; for Christianity, when admitted in the power of it, will dispose the soul to communion with God in all those ways wherein he has appointed us to meet him, and has promised to meet us. The greatness of the event raised them above the world, and the Holy Ghost filled them with such love, as made every one to be to another as to himself, and so made all things common, not by destroying property, but doing away selfishness, and causing charity. And God who moved them to it, knew that they were quickly to be driven from their possessions in Judea. The Lord, from day to day, inclined the hearts of more to embrace the gospel; not merely professors, but such as were actually brought into a state of acceptance with God, being made partakers of regenerating grace. Those whom God has designed for eternal salvation, shall be effectually brought to Christ, till the earth is filled with the knowledge of his glory.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 44. - Were together (ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτό; see Acts 1:15, note, and above, ver. 42). Had all things common. Just as the Transfiguration gave a passing glimpse of the state of glory, so here we have a specimen of what Christian love and unity in its perfection, and unchecked by contact with the world without, would, and perhaps some day will, produce. But even at Jerusalem this bright vision of a paradise on earth was soon troubled by the earthly dissensions recorded in Acts 6; and the Christian community received a timely lesson that things good in themselves are not always practicable in an evil world, where sluggish virtues require the stimulants of bodily wants to draw them out and strengthen them, and where hypocrisy often claims the kindly offices which are due only to disciples indeed.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And all that believed were together,.... Not in one place, for no one house could hold them all, their number was now so large; but they "agreed together", as the Arabic version renders it: all these believers were of one mind and judgment, as to doctrines, they agreed in their sentiments and principles of religion; and they were of one heart and soul, were cordially affected to each other, and mutually were assisting to one another in temporals, as well as in spirituals:

and had all things common: that is, their worldly goods, their possessions and estates; no man called anything peculiarly his own; and whatever he had, his brother was welcome to, and might as freely take, and use it, as if it was his own.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

44. all that believed were together, and had all things common—(See on [1940]Ac 4:34-37).

Acts 2:44 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Fellowship of Believers
43Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. 44And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common; 45and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.…
Cross References
Acts 4:32
All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.

Acts 4:37
sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles' feet.

Acts 5:2
With his wife's full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles' feet.
Treasury of Scripture

And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

had.

Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul…

Acts 5:4 Whiles it remained, was it not your own? and after it was sold, was …

Acts 6:1-3 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, …

2 Corinthians 8:9,14,15 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he …

2 Corinthians 9:6-15 But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; …

1 John 3:16-18 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life …

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