Acts 4:35
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New International Version
and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.

New Living Translation
and bring the money to the apostles to give to those in need.

English Standard Version
and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

New American Standard Bible
and lay them at the apostles' feet, and they would be distributed to each as any had need.

King James Bible
And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and laid them at the apostles' feet. This was then distributed for each person's basic needs.

International Standard Version
and lay it at the apostles' feet. Then it was distributed to anyone who needed it.

NET Bible
and placing them at the apostles' feet. The proceeds were distributed to each, as anyone had need.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were laying them at the feet of the Apostles, and it was given to anyone according to whatever was needed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
to the apostles. Then the money was distributed to anyone who needed it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and laid them down at the apostles' feet; and distribution was made unto each one according to their need.

King James 2000 Bible
And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

American King James Version
And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made to every man according as he had need.

American Standard Version
and laid them at the apostles feet: and distribution was made unto each, according as any one had need.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And laid it down before the feet of the apostles. And distribution was made to every one, according as he had need.

Darby Bible Translation
and laid it at the feet of the apostles; and distribution was made to each according as any one might have need.

English Revised Version
and laid them at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto each, according as any one had need.

Webster's Bible Translation
And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made to every man according as he had need.

Weymouth New Testament
and gave it to the Apostles, and distribution was made to every one according to his wants.

World English Bible
and laid them at the apostles' feet, and distribution was made to each, according as anyone had need.

Young's Literal Translation
and were laying them at the feet of the apostles, and distribution was being made to each according as any one had need.
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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 35. - Laid them for laid them downs A.V.; unto each... as any one for unto every man... as he, A.V., a change without an improvement. Laid them at the apostles' feet. A significant token of the place occupied by the apostles (as later by the bishops of the Church) as the trustees and dispensers of the Church's funds as well as of the Church's doctrines. Compare "Ante pedes praetoris in fore expensum est auri pondo centum" (Cie. pp. Flacco, quoted by Alford). We have, too, here an instance of the way in which Church institutions rose gradually as occasion gave birth to them. So the institution of deacons (Acts 6:2, 3), of presbyters or priests (Acts 14:23), of bishops (1 Timothy 1-3.), of Confirmation (Acts 8:14-17), appear to have come about in each case pro re nata.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

35. laid … at the apostles' feet—sitting, it may be, above the rest. But the expression may be merely derived from that practice, and here meant figuratively.

Acts 4:35 Additional Commentaries
Context
Sharing among Believers
34For 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 35and lay them at the apostles' feet, and they would be distributed to each as any had need. 36Now Joseph, a Levite of Cyprian birth, who was also called Barnabas by the apostles (which translated means Son of Encouragement),…
Cross References
Acts 2:45
They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.

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.

Acts 6:1
In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.
Treasury of Scripture

And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made to every man according as he had need.

at.

Acts 3:6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have …

Acts 5:2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, …

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

2 Corinthians 8:20,21 Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which …

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Acts 2:45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, …

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

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