Acts 4:35
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.

Berean Study Bible
and lay them at the apostles’ feet for distribution to anyone as he had need.

Berean Literal Bible
and were laying them at the feet of the apostles, and distribution was made to each as anyone 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.

Christian Standard Bible
and laid them at the apostles' feet. This was then distributed to each person as any had need.

Contemporary English Version
to the apostles. Then they would give the money to anyone in need.

Good News Translation
and turn it over to the apostles; and the money was distributed according to the needs of the people.

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.

New Heart English Bible
and put them at the apostles' feet, and distribution was made to each, according 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.

New American Standard 1977
and lay them at the apostles’ feet; and they would be distributed to each, as any had need.

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.
Study Bible
Sharing among Believers
34There were no needy ones among them, because those who owned lands or houses would sell their property, bring the proceeds from the sales, 35and lay them at the apostles’ feet for distribution to anyone as he had need. 36Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (meaning Son of Encouragement),…
Cross References
Acts 2:45
Selling their possessions and goods, they shared with anyone who was in need.

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

Acts 5:2
With his wife's full knowledge, he kept back some of the proceeds for himself, but brought a portion and laid it at the apostles' feet.

Acts 6:1
In those days when the disciples were increasing in number, the Grecian Jews began to grumble 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 give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

Acts 5:2
And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

Acts 6:1-6
And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration…

distribution.

Acts 2:45
And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

Acts 6:1
And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.







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

lay [them]
ἐτίθουν (etithoun)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5087: To put, place, lay, set, fix, establish. A prolonged form of a primary theo to place.

at
παρὰ (para)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3844: Gen: from; dat: beside, in the presence of; acc: alongside of.

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative 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.

feet
πόδας (podas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4228: The foot. A primary word; a 'foot'.

for distribution
διεδίδετο (diedideto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1239: From dia and didomi; to give throughout a crowd, i.e. Deal out; also to deliver over.

[to]
ἑκάστῳ (hekastō)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1538: Each (of more than two), every one. As if a superlative of hekas; each or every.

anyone
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

as
καθότι (kathoti)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2530: From kata; and hos and tis; according to which certain thing, i.e. As far as.

he had
εἶχεν (eichen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

need.
χρείαν (chreian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5532: From the base of chraomai or chre; employment, i.e. An affair; also occasion, demand, requirement or destitution.
(35) And laid them down at the apostles' feet,--The words are a vivid picture of one phase of Eastern life. When gifts or offerings are made to a king, or priest, or teacher, they are not placed in his hands, but at his feet. The Apostles sat, it would seem, in conclave, on their twelve seats, as in the figurative promise of Matthew 19:28, and the vision of Revelation 4:4.

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. 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.
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