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Acts 4:32-33

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Conditions Among the Early Believers

4:32 The group of those who believed were of one heart and mind, 1  and no one said that any of his possessions was his own, but everything was held in common. 2  4:33 With 3  great power the apostles were giving testimony 4  to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was on them all.

1 tn Grk “soul.”

2 tn Grk “but all things were to them in common.”

sn Everything was held in common. The remark is not a reflection of political philosophy, but of the extent of their spontaneous commitment to one another. Such a response does not have the function of a command, but is reflective of an attitude that Luke commends as evidence of their identification with one another.

3 tn Grk “And with.” Because of the difference between Greek style, which often begins sentences or clauses with “and,” and English style, which generally does not, καί (kai) has not been translated here.

4 tn Or “were witnessing.”



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