Sharing among Believers

32 And the [a]congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them [b]claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but (A)all things were common property to them. 33 And (B)with great power the apostles were giving (C)testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all. 34 For there was not a needy person among them, for all who were owners of land or houses (D)would sell them and bring the [c]proceeds of the sales 35 and (E)lay them at the apostles’ feet, and they would be (F)distributed to each to the extent that any had need.

36 Now Joseph, a Levite of (G)Cyprian birth, who was also called (H)Barnabas by the apostles (which translated means Son of [d](I)Encouragement), 37 [e]owned a tract of land. So he sold it, and brought the money and (J)laid it at the apostles’ feet.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 4:32 Or community; lit multitude
  2. Acts 4:32 Lit was saying
  3. Acts 4:34 Lit the prices of the things being sold
  4. Acts 4:36 Or Exhortation; or Consolation
  5. Acts 4:37 Lit a tract...belonging to him, he sold...