31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken.(A) And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit(B) and spoke the word of God(C) boldly.(D)

The Believers Share Their Possessions

32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.(E) 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify(F) to the resurrection(G) of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace(H) was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them,(I) brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet,(J) and it was distributed to anyone who had need.(K)

36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas(L) (which means “son of encouragement”), 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.(M)

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11 So Christ himself gave(A) the apostles,(B) the prophets,(C) the evangelists,(D) the pastors and teachers,(E) 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ(F) may be built up(G) 13 until we all reach unity(H) in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God(I) and become mature,(J) attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.(K)

14 Then we will no longer be infants,(L) tossed back and forth by the waves,(M) and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.(N) 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love,(O) we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head,(P) that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows(Q) and builds itself up(R) in love,(S) as each part does its work.

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