Acts 4:23-37 Darby’s Translation

The Believers Pray for Boldness

23  And having been let go, they came to their own [company], and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. 24  And they, having heard [it], lifted up [their] voice with one accord to God, and said, Lord, thou art the God who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them; 25  who hast said by the mouth of thy servant David, Why have [the] nations raged haughtily and [the] peoples meditated vain things? 26  The kings of the earth were there, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against his Christ. 27  For in truth against thy holy servant Jesus, whom thou hadst anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with [the] nations, and peoples of Israel, have been gathered together in this city 28  to do whatever thy hand and thy counsel had determined before should come to pass. 29  And now, Lord, look upon their threatenings, and give to thy bondmen with all boldness to speak thy word, 30  in that thou stretchest out thy hand to heal, and that signs and wonders take place through the name of thy holy servant Jesus. 31  And when they had prayed, the place in which they were assembled shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and spoke the word of God with boldness.

All Things in Common

32  And the heart and soul of the multitude of those that had believed were one, and not one said that anything of what he possessed was his own, but all things were common to them; 33  and with great power did the apostles give witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34  For neither was there any one in want among them; for as many as were owners of lands or houses, selling them, brought the price of what was sold 35  and laid it at the feet of the apostles; and distribution was made to each according as any one might have need. 36  And Joseph, who had been surnamed Barnabas by the apostles (which is, being interpreted, Son of consolation), a Levite, Cyprian by birth, 37  being possessed of land, having sold [it], brought the money and laid it at the feet of the apostles.


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