Acts 2:42
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English Standard Version
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

King James Bible
And they continued stedfastly 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.

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.

Acts 2:42 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Continued steadfastly

See on Acts 1:14.

Doctrine (διδαχῇ)

Better, teaching.

Fellowship (κοινωνίᾳ)

From κοινός, common. A relation between individuals which involves a common interest and a mutual, active participation in that interest and in each other. The word answers to the Latin communio, from communis, common. Hence, sometimes rendered communion, as 1 Corinthians 10:16; 2 Corinthians 13:14. Fellowship is the most common rendering. Thus Philippians 1:5 : "your fellowship in the gospel," signifying co-operation in the widest sense; participation in sympathy, suffering, and labor. Compare 1 John 1:3, 1 John 1:6, 1 John 1:7. Occasionally it is used to express the particular form which the spirit of fellowship assumes; as in Romans 15:26; Hebrews 13:16, where it signifies the giving of alms, but always with an emphasis upon the principle of Christian fellowship which underlies the gift.

Breaking (κλάσει)

Used by Luke only, and only in the phrase breaking of bread. The kindred verb κλάζω or κλάω, to break, occurs often, but, like the noun, only of breaking bread. Hence used to designate the celebration of the Lord's Supper.

Prayers (προσευχαῖς)

Always of prayer to God. Compare on δεήσεις, prayers, Luke 5:33; and besought, Luke 8:38.

Acts 2:42 Parallel Commentaries

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they.

Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house...

Acts 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all...

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith...

Mark 4:16,17 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness...

John 8:31,32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed...

1 Corinthians 11:2 Now I praise you, brothers, that you remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.

Galatians 1:6 I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ to another gospel:

Ephesians 2:20 And are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

Colossians 1:23 If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard...

2 Timothy 3:14 But continue you in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned them;

Hebrews 10:39 But we are not of them who draw back to perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

2 Peter 3:1,2,17,18 This second letter, beloved, I now write to you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance...

1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us...

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 to them.

Acts 5:12-14 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders worked among the people...

1 John 1:3,7 That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that you also may have fellowship with us...

in breaking.

Acts 20:7,11 And on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached to them, ready to depart on the morrow...

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...

1 Corinthians 11:20-26 When you 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 brothers.

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...

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

Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit...

Colossians 4:2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more...

Jude 1:20 But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

Cross References
Luke 24:30
When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them.

Acts 1:14
All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.

Acts 2:46
And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,

Acts 20:7
On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight.

Acts 20:11
And when Paul had gone up and had broken bread and eaten, he conversed with them a long while, until daybreak, and so departed.

1 Corinthians 10:16
The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not 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?

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