New Living Translation
They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need.
King James Bible
And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
Darby Bible Translation
and sold their possessions and substance, and distributed them to all, according as any one might have need.
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:45 And sold their possessions - Their lands and houses; and goods - Their movables. And parted them to all as any one had need - To say the Christians did this only till the destruction of Jerusalem, is not true; for many did it long after. Not that there was any positive command for so doing: it needed not; for love constrained them. It was a natural fruit of that love wherewith each member of the community loved every other as his own soul. And if the whole Christian Church had continued in this spirit, this usage must have continued through all ages. To affirm therefore that Christ did not design it should continue, is neither more nor less than to affirm, that Christ did not design this measure of love should continue. I see no proof of this.
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'Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.'--ACTS ii. 36. It is no part of my purpose at this time to consider the special circumstances under which these words were spoken, nor even to enter upon an exposition of their whole scope. I select them for one reason, the occurrence in them of the three names by which we designate our Saviour--Jesus, Lord, Christ. To us they are very little more than three proper …
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Jesus told him, "If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
There were no needy people among them, because those who owned land or houses would sell them
and bring the money to the apostles to give to those in need.
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