Acts 4:32
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had.

English Standard Version
Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.

New American Standard Bible
And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them.

King James Bible
And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now the large group of those who believed were of one heart and mind, and no one said that any of his possessions was his own, but instead they held everything in common.

International Standard Version
Now all the believers were one in heart and soul, and nobody called any of his possessions his own. Instead, they shared everything they owned.

NET Bible
The group of those who believed were of one heart and mind, and no one said that any of his possessions was his own, but everything was held in common.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the crowds of people who believed had one soul and one mind and none of them was saying that the wealth which he possessed was his own, but they had all things common.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The whole group of believers lived in harmony. No one called any of his possessions his own. Instead, they shared everything.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And of the multitude of those that had believed was one heart and one soul; no one said that anything he possessed was his own, but they had all things common.

King James 2000 Bible
And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that any of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

American King James Version
And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

American Standard Version
And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and soul: and not one of them'said that aught of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the multitude of believers had but one heart and one soul: neither did any one say that aught of the things which he possessed, was his own; but all things were common unto them.

Darby Bible Translation
And the heart and soul of the multitude of those that had believed were one, and not one said that anything of what he possessed was his own, but all things were common to them;

English Revised Version
And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and soul: and not one of them said that aught of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart, and of one soul: neither said any of them that aught of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

Weymouth New Testament
Among all those who had embraced the faith there was but one heart and soul, so that none of them claimed any of his possessions as his own, but everything they had was common property;

World English Bible
The multitude of those who believed were of one heart and soul. Not one of them claimed that anything of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common.

Young's Literal Translation
and of the multitude of those who did believe the heart and the soul was one, and not one was saying that anything of the things he had was his own, but all things were to them in common.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:32-37 The disciples loved one another. This was the blessed fruit of Christ's dying precept to his disciples, and his dying prayer for them. Thus it was then, and it will be so again, when the Spirit shall be poured upon us from on high. The doctrine preached was the resurrection of Christ; a matter of fact, which being duly explained, was a summary of all the duties, privileges, and comforts of Christians. There were evident fruits of Christ's grace in all they said and did. They were dead to this world. This was a great evidence of the grace of God in them. They did not take away others' property, but they were indifferent to it. They did not call it their own; because they had, in affection, forsaken all for Christ, and were expecting to be stripped of all for cleaving to him. No marvel that they were of one heart and soul, when they sat so loose to the wealth of this world. In effect, they had all things common; for there was not any among them who lacked, care was taken for their supply. The money was laid at the apostles' feet. Great care ought to be taken in the distribution of public charity, that it be given to such as have need, such as are not able to procure a maintenance for themselves; those who are reduced to want for well-doing, and for the testimony of a good conscience, ought to be provided for. Here is one in particular mentioned, remarkable for this generous charity; it was Barnabas. As one designed to be a preacher of the gospel, he disentangled himself from the affairs of this life. When such dispositions prevail, and are exercised according to the circumstances of the times, the testimony will have very great power upon others.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 32. - Soul for of one soul, A.V.; and not one of them said for neither said any of them, A.V. The great increase in the number of believers had been recorded in ver. 4. And the state of public feeling alluded to in ver. 21 makes it likely that yet more may have been converted to the faith. This was very important, no doubt; but it was scarcely less so that this great multitude were one in heart and soul, closely united in the bonds of Christian fellowship and love.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the multitude of them that believed,.... The Gospel, and in Christ, the substance of it; and a multitude they were, for they were now about eight thousand persons. And though their number was so great, they

were of one heart and of one soul; there was an entire consent and agreement in doctrine, in matters of faith they were all of one mind and judgment, and there was a perfect harmony in their practice, they all performed the same duties, and observed the same commands and ordinances; and all pursued the same interest, and had the same ends and views; and there was a strict union of their affections to each other; their souls were knit to one another; so that there was, but as it were, one soul in this large body of Christians. Aristotle, being asked what a friend was, answered, one soul dwelling in two bodies (p): and so the Jews say, it is fit and proper that lovers or friends should be , "of one heart, as one man" (q); and such friends and hearty lovers were these.

Neither said any of them, that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; though he had a peculiar right unto them, yet he did not claim that right, nor insist on it, nor so much as speak of it, nor make use of his substance as if it was his own, reserving it for himself, or even disposing of it himself; but exposed it to the free use of the whole body, to enjoy it equally with himself:

but they had all things common; which was what they were not obliged to, but it was a free and voluntary action of their own, and so is not binding on others; nor indeed is their practice to be imitated, in the direct manner in which they did it, for their case was peculiar. They were not only every day liable to persecutions and to have their possessions seized, and their goods confiscated; but they also knew, that in process of time, Jerusalem would be destroyed, and they could not tell how soon; and therefore judged it right to sell off their possessions, and throw the money into one common stock, for their mutual support, and for the carrying on the common cause of Christ.

(p) Diog. Laert. in vit. Aristot. l, 5. 313. (q) Tzeror Hammor, fol. 21. 3. & 162. 4.



Acts 4:32 Additional Commentaries
Context
Sharing among Believers
32And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them. 33And with great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 32:39
I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me and that all will then go well for them and for their children after them.

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

Philippians 1:27
Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel
Treasury of Scripture

And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

the multitude.

Acts 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with …

Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with …

Acts 5:12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders worked …

2 Chronicles 30:12 Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the …

Jeremiah 32:39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me …

Ezekiel 11:19,20 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within …

John 17:11,21-23 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and …

Romans 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

Romans 15:5,6 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like minded …

1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, …

1 Corinthians 12:12-14 For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members …

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of …

Ephesians 4:2-6 With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing …

Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becomes the gospel of Christ: …

Philippians 2:1,2 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of …

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, …

ought.

Acts 2:44-46 And all that believed were together, and had all things common…

1 Chronicles 29:14-16 But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer …

Luke 16:10-12 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: …

1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man …

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