Acts 1:14 These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer, along with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers. To us they are very little more than three proper, 'And they continued stedfastly in the Apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.' ... Acts 2:42 NLT Acts 2:42 ESV Acts 2:42 NASB Acts 2:42 KJV Acts 2:42 Bible Apps Acts 2:42 Biblia Paralela Acts 2:42 Chinese Bible The Believers Form a Community. 2:42 And they continued steadfast - So their daily Church communion consisted in these four particulars: Hearing the word; Having all things common; Receiving the Lord's Supper; Prayer. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, John Etheridge Translation of the Peshitta, James Murdock Translation of the Peshitta, And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine, proskarterountes- means “attending one, remaining by his side, not leaving or forsaking him.”. Sorry, an error was encountered while loading the book. One evidence of conversion is a desire to be instructed in the doctrines and duties of religion, and a willingness to attend on the preaching of the gospel. Show footnotes. 5. 2:42 Greek the breaking of bread; also in 2:46. 1 And when the day of Pentecost was now come, they were all together in one place. A Fourfold Cord'And they continued stedfastly in the Apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.' And fellowship - The word rendered “fellowship,” κοινωνία koinōniais often rendered “communion.” It properly denotes “having things in common, or participation, society, friendship.” It may apply to anything which may be possessed in common, or in which all may partake. In the Scriptures the word means simply “teaching”; and the expression here denotes that they continued to attend on their instructions. Acts 2 :: New Living Translation (NLT) Strong's. 47. Read moreShareCopy. 2 Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting. 'And the Lord added to them day by day those that were being saved.'--(R. They were frequent in breaking bread; in remembrance that Jesus Christ died for them. The word here may apply to either or to all of these things to their conversation, their prayers, their dangers, or their property; and means that they were united to the apostles, and participated with them in whatever befell them. We glibly use the word "awesome" to describe fairly ordinary things we see. ), and to prayer. Behold the employment of the primitive and apostolic Church. Ye diff'rent sects, who all declare, Lo here is Christ, and Christ is there; Your stronger proofs divinely give, And show me where the Christians live! The action of breaking bread was commonly performed by the master or head of a family immediately after asking a blessing (Lightfoot).In prayers - This was one effect of the influence of the Spirit, and an evidence of their change. Acts of the Apostles 2:42 NLT 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. koinōniais often rendered “communion.” It properly denotes “having things in common, or participation, society, friendship.” It may apply to anything which may be possessed in common, or in which all may partake. 42 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. Breaking of bread was that act which preceded a feast or meal, and which was performed by the master of the house, when he pronounced the blessing - what we would call grace before meat. They continued in prayers; knowing that they could be no longer faithful than while they were upheld by their God; and knowing also that they could not expect his grace to support them, unless they humbly and earnestly prayed for its continuance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of, The Abiding Gift and Its Transitory Accompaniments. --ACTS ii. NLT: New Living Translation The bread of the Hebrews was made commonly into cakes, thin, hard, and brittle, so that it was broken instead of being cut. And in prayers - In supplications to God for an increase of grace and life in their own souls; for establishment in the truth which they had received, and for the extension of the kingdom of Christ in the salvation of men. Get beautiful Bible art delivered to your inbox. Thus, all Christians have the same hope of heaven; the same joys; the same hatred of sin; the same enemies to contend with. This is the inspired record of the result. They continued in prayers; knowing that they could be no longer faithful than while they were upheld by their God; and knowing also that they could not expect his grace to support them, unless they humbly and earnestly prayed for its continuance. Get your church set-up with online giving, sermon streaming, and more in under 24 hours. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. 42. Behold the employment of the primitive and apostolic Church. Acts 2:42–47 NLT 42 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. And thus the early Christians had their property in common. in Relation to Lord's Supper). Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. Thus, they have the same subjects of conversation, of feeling, and of prayer; or they have communion in these things.