Acts 2:42
New International Version
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

New Living Translation
All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord's Supper), and to prayer.

English Standard Version
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

Berean Study Bible
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Berean Literal Bible
Now they were steadfastly continuing in the teaching of the apostles, and in the fellowship, in the breaking of the bread, and in the prayers.

New American Standard Bible
They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

King James Bible
And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Christian Standard Bible
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer.

Contemporary English Version
They spent their time learning from the apostles, and they were like family to each other. They also broke bread and prayed together.

Good News Translation
They spent their time in learning from the apostles, taking part in the fellowship, and sharing in the fellowship meals and the prayers.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to the prayers.

International Standard Version
The believers continued to devote themselves to what the apostles were teaching, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to times of prayer.

NET Bible
They were devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

New Heart English Bible
They continued steadfastly in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and prayer.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were continuing in the teaching of the Apostles, and they became partakers in prayer and in breaking of the Eucharist.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The disciples were devoted to the teachings of the apostles, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer.

New American Standard 1977
And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship and in breaking of bread and in prayers.

King James 2000 Bible
And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

American King James Version
And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

American Standard Version
And they continued stedfastly in the apostles teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and the prayers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they were persevering in the doctrine of the apostles, and in the communication of the breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Darby Bible Translation
And they persevered in the teaching and fellowship of the apostles, in breaking of bread and prayers.

English Revised Version
And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and the prayers.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they continued steadfastly in the apostles doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Weymouth New Testament
and they were constant in listening to the teaching of the Apostles and in their attendance at the Communion, that is, the Breaking of the Bread, and at prayer.

World English Bible
They continued steadfastly in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and prayer.

Young's Literal Translation
and they were continuing stedfastly in the teaching of the apostles, and the fellowship, and the breaking of the bread, and the prayers.
Study Bible
The Fellowship of Believers
41Those who embraced his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to the believers that day. 42They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43A sense of awe came over everyone, and the apostles performed many wonders and signs.…
Cross References
Luke 24:30
While He was reclining at the table with them, He took bread, spoke a blessing and broke it, and gave it to them.

Acts 1:14
With one accord they all continued in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.

Acts 2:46
With one accord they continued to meet daily in the temple courts and to break bread from house to house, sharing their meals with gladness and sincerity of heart,

Acts 20:7
On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Since Paul was ready to leave the next day, he talked to them and kept on speaking until midnight.

Acts 20:11
Then Paul went back upstairs, broke bread, and ate. After speaking until daybreak, he departed.

1 Corinthians 10:16
Is not the cup of blessing that we bless a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?

1 Corinthians 14:6
Now, brothers, if I come to you speaking in tongues, how will I benefit you, unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or teaching?

Philippians 1:5
because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,

Hebrews 10:25
Let us not neglect meeting together, as some have made a habit, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Treasury of Scripture

And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

they.

Acts 2:46
And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

Acts 11:23
Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.

Acts 14:22
Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

fellowship.

Acts 4:23
And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.

Acts 5:12-14
And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch…

1 John 1:3,7
That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ…

in breaking.

Acts 20:7,11
And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight…

1 Corinthians 10:16,17,21
The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? …

1 Corinthians 11:20-26
When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper…

and in prayers.

Acts 1:14
These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

Acts 4:31
And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

Acts 6:4
But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.







Lexicon
They
Ἦσαν (Ēsan)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

devoted themselves
προσκαρτεροῦντες (proskarterountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4342: To persist, persevere in, continue steadfast in; I wait upon.

to
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

apostles’
ἀποστόλων (apostolōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 652: From apostello; a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ.

teaching
διδαχῇ (didachē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1322: Teaching, doctrine, what is taught. From didasko; instruction.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

to the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

fellowship,
κοινωνίᾳ (koinōnia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2842: From koinonos; partnership, i.e. participation, or intercourse, or benefaction.

to the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

breaking
κλάσει (klasei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2800: A breaking. From klao; fracture.

of bread
ἄρτου (artou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 740: Bread, a loaf, food. From airo; bread or a loaf.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

to
ταῖς (tais)
Article - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

prayer.
προσευχαῖς (proseuchais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 4335: From proseuchomai; prayer; by implication, an oratory.
(42) And they continued steadfastly.--The one Greek word is expressed by the English verb and adverb. As applied to persons, the New Testament use of the word is characteristic of St. Luke (Acts 2:46; Acts 6:4; Acts 8:13; Acts 10:7), and peculiar to him and St. Paul (Romans 12:12; Romans 13:6; Colossians 4:2).

The apostles' doctrine.--Four elements of the life of the new society are dwelt on. (1) They grew in knowledge of the truth by attending to the teaching of the Apostles. This, and not the thought of a formulated doctrine to which they gave their consent, is clearly the meaning of the word. (See Note on Matthew 7:28.) (2) They joined in outward acts of fellowship with each other, acts of common worship, acts of mutual kindness and benevolence. The one Greek word diverges afterwards into the sense of what we technically call "communion," as in 1Corinthians 10:16, and that of a "collection" or contribution for the poor (Romans 15:26; 2Corinthians 9:13).

And in breaking of bread, and in prayers.--(3) St. Luke uses the phrase, we must remember, in the sense which, when he wrote, it had acquired in St. Paul's hands. It can have no meaning less solemn than the commemorative "breaking of bread," of 1Corinthians 10:16. From the very first what was afterwards known as the Lord's Supper (see Note on 1Corinthians 11:20) took its place with baptism as a permanent universal element in the Church's life. At first, it would seem, the evening meal of every day was such a supper. Afterwards the two elements that had then been united were developed separately, the social into the Agap?, or Feasts of Love (Jude 1:12, and--though here there is a various-reading--2Peter 2:13), the other into the Communion, or Eucharistic Sacrifice. (4) Prayer, in like manner, included private as well as public devotions. These may have been the outpouring of the heart's desires; but they may also have been what the disciples had been taught to pray, as in Matthew 6:9, Luke 11:1, as the disciples of John had been taught. The use of the plural seems to indicate recurring times of prayer at fixed hours.

Verse 42. - Teaching for doctrine, A.V.; in the breaking for and in breaking, A.V. and T.R.; the prayers for in prayer, A.V. And fellowship; better, as in the margin, in fellowship; not meaning the apostles' fellowship, but the fellowship of the Church - that common life of close brotherhood in which all that they did was done in common, and all that they possessed was possessed in common, so that there seemed to be but one heart and one mind amongst them all. Breaking of bread; in the Holy Eucharist (see Matthew 26:26; Mark 14:22; Luke 22:19; Luke 24:30; 1 Corinthians 11:24; 1 Corinthians 10:16; Acts 20:7). The prayers; the common prayers of the Church. 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.
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