Acts 2:45
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New International Version
They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.

New Living Translation
They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need.

English Standard Version
And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need.

New American Standard Bible
and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.

King James Bible
And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, as anyone had a need.

International Standard Version
They made it their practice to sell their possessions and goods and to distribute the proceeds to anyone who was in need.

NET Bible
and they began selling their property and possessions and distributing the proceeds to everyone, as anyone had need.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And those who had a possession were selling it and distributing to each man according to whatever was needed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From time to time, they sold their property and other possessions and distributed the money to anyone who needed it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and sold their possessions and property and distributed them to everyone, as each one had need.

King James 2000 Bible
And sold their possessions and goods, and distributed them to all men, as every man had need.

American King James Version
And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

American Standard Version
and they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all, according as any man had need.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their possessions and goods they sold, and divided them to all, according as every one had need.

Darby Bible Translation
and sold their possessions and substance, and distributed them to all, according as any one might have need.

English Revised Version
and they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all, according as any man had need.

Webster's Bible Translation
And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

Weymouth New Testament
They sold their lands and other property, and distributed the proceeds among all, according to every one's necessities.

World English Bible
They sold their possessions and goods, and distributed them to all, according as anyone had need.

Young's Literal Translation
and the possessions and the goods they were selling, and were parting them to all, according as any one had need.
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 45. - They sold for sold, A.V.; all for all men, A.V. ; according as any for as every, A.V.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And sold their possessions and goods..... 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 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Fellowship of Believers
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. 46Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart,…
Cross References
Matthew 19:21
Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."

Acts 4:34
that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales

Acts 4:35
and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.
Treasury of Scripture

And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

sold.

Acts 4:34-37 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were …

Acts 5:1,2 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession…

Acts 11:29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined …

Luke 12:33,34 Sell that you have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which …

Luke 16:9 And I say to you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; …

Luke 18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said to him, Yet lack you one …

Luke 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half …

parted.

Psalm 112:9 He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures …

Proverbs 11:24,25 There is that scatters, and yet increases; and there is that withholds …

Proverbs 19:17 He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he …

Ecclesiastes 11:1,2 Cast your bread on the waters: for you shall find it after many days…

Isaiah 58:7-12 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the …

2 Corinthians 9:1,9 For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous …

1 Timothy 6:18,19 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, …

James 2:14-16 What does it profit, my brothers, though a man say he has faith, …

James 5:1-5 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall …

1 John 3:17 But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, …

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