Acts 2:45
New International Version
They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.

New Living Translation
They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need.

English Standard Version
And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need.

Berean Study Bible
Selling their possessions and goods, they shared with anyone who was in need.

Berean Literal Bible
And they were selling the possessions and the goods, and were dividing them to all, as anyone had need.

King James Bible
And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

New King James Version
and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.

New American Standard Bible
and they would sell their property and possessions and share them with all, to the extent that anyone had need.

NASB 1995
and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.

NASB 1977
and they began selling their property and possessions, and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.

Amplified Bible
And they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing the proceeds with all [the other believers], as anyone had need.

Christian Standard Bible
They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, as any had need.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, as anyone had a need.

American Standard Version
and they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all, according as any man had need.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And those who had a possession were selling it and distributing to each man according to whatever was needed.

Contemporary English Version
They would sell their property and possessions and give the money to whoever was in need.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their possessions and goods they sold, and divided them to all, according as every one had need.

English Revised Version
and they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all, according as any man had need.

Good News Translation
They would sell their property and possessions, and distribute the money among all, according to what each one needed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From time to time, they sold their property and other possessions and distributed the money to anyone who needed it.

International Standard Version
They made it their practice to sell their possessions and goods and to distribute the proceeds to anyone who was in need.

Literal Standard Version
and they were selling the possessions and the goods, and were parting them to all, according as anyone had need.

NET Bible
and they began selling their property and possessions and distributing the proceeds to everyone, as anyone had need.

New Heart English Bible
They sold their possessions and goods, and distributed them to all, according as anyone had need.

Weymouth New Testament
They sold their lands and other property, and distributed the proceeds among all, according to every one's necessities.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Fellowship of Believers
44All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 Selling their possessions and goods, they shared with anyone who was in need. 46With 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,…

Cross References
Matthew 19:21
Jesus told him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me."

Acts 4:34
There were no needy ones among them, because those who owned lands or houses would sell their property, bring the proceeds from the sales,

Acts 4:35
and lay them at the apostles' feet for distribution to anyone as he had need.


Treasury of Scripture

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

sold.

Acts 4:34-37
Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, …

Acts 5:1,2
But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, …

Acts 11:29
Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:

parted.

Psalm 112:9
He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

Proverbs 11:24,25
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty…

Proverbs 19:17
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.









(45) And sold their possessions and goods.--The verbs throughout this description are in the imperfect tense, as expressing the constant recurrence of the act. The Greek words for "possessions" and "goods" both mean "property," the former as a thing acquired, the latter as that which belongs to a man for the time being. Custom, however, had introduced a technical distinction, and "possessions" stands for real property, "goods" for personal. So in Acts 5:1; Acts 5:3; Acts 5:8, the former word is used interchangeably with that which is translated "field," and in the LXX. of Proverbs 23:10; Proverbs 31:16, is used both for "field" and "vineyard."

As every man had need.--The words imply at least the endeavour to discriminate. The money was not given literally to every one who applied for it, and so the way was prepared for more fixed and definite rules.

Verse 45. - They sold for sold, A.V.; all for all men, A.V. ; according as any for as every, A.V.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Selling
ἐπίπρασκον (epipraskon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 4097: A reduplicated and prolonged form of prao; contracted from perao; to traffic, i.e. Dispose of as merchandise or into slavery.

[their]
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

possessions
κτήματα (ktēmata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 2933: From ktaomai; an acquirement, i.e. Estate.

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

goods,
ὑπάρξεις (hyparxeis)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 5223: Goods, substance, property, possessions. From huparcho; existency or proprietorship, i.e. property, wealth.

they shared with
διεμέριζον (diemerizon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1266: To divide up into parts, break up; I distribute. From dia and merizo; to partition thoroughly.

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

who was in
εἶχεν (eichen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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 5532: From the base of chraomai or chre; employment, i.e. An affair; also occasion, demand, requirement or destitution.


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