Parallel Verses

Amplified

And they steadfastly persevered, devoting themselves constantly to the instruction and fellowship of the apostles, to the breaking of bread [including the Lord's Supper] and prayers.

New American Standard Bible

They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

King James Version

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Holman Bible

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to the prayers.

International Standard Version

The believers continued to devote themselves to what the apostles were teaching, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to times of prayer.

A Conservative Version

And they were continuing steadfastly in the apostles doctrine, and in fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and the prayers.

American Standard Version

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and the prayers.

An Understandable Version

And these [new converts] continued regularly [to listen] to the teaching of the apostles and to share with them; they broke bread [in memory of Jesus] and continued praying.

Anderson New Testament

And they attended constantly to the teaching of the apostles, and the fellowship, and the breaking of bread, and the prayers.

Bible in Basic English

And they kept their attention fixed on the Apostles' teaching and were united together in the taking of broken bread and in prayer.

Common New Testament

They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Daniel Mace New Testament

they continued stedfastly in the apostolical doctrine of a community, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Darby Translation

And they persevered in the teaching and fellowship of the apostles, in breaking of bread and prayers.

Godbey New Testament

and they were persevering in the teaching of the apostles and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Goodspeed New Testament

And they devoted themselves to the teaching and the society of the apostles, the breaking of bread, and prayer.

John Wesley New Testament

And they continued stedfast in the teaching of the apostles, and the fellowship, and the breaking of bread, and the prayers.

Julia Smith Translation

And they were persevering in the teaching of the sent, and in mutual participation, and breaking of bread, and prayers.

King James 2000

And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And they were devoting themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayers.

Modern King James verseion

And they were continuing steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine, and in fellowship and in the breaking of the loaves, and in prayers.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And they continued in the Apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayer.

Moffatt New Testament

They devoted themselves to the instruction given by the apostles and to fellowship, breaking bread and praying together.

Montgomery New Testament

and they stedfastly continued in the teaching of the apostles, and in the fellowship, in the breaking of the bread, and in the prayers.

NET Bible

They were devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

New Heart English Bible

They continued steadfastly in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and prayer.

Noyes New Testament

And they were constantly attending on the teaching of the apostles, and the imparting [of their substance], the breaking of bread, and the prayers.

Sawyer New Testament

and they attended constantly to the teaching and companionship of the apostles, the breaking of bread and the prayers.

The Emphasized Bible

And they went on to give constant attention - unto the teaching of the apostles, and unto the fellowship, unto the breaking of bread, and unto the prayers.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And they persevered stedfastly in the doctrine of the apostles, and in communion, and in breaking bread, and in prayers.

Twentieth Century New Testament

They devoted themselves to the teaching of the Apostles and to the Common Life of the Church, to the Breaking of the Bread and to the Prayers.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

And they devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to fellowship with one another, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

World English Bible

They continued steadfastly in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and prayer.

Worrell New Testament

and they were constantly attending the teaching of the apostles and the fellowship, and the breaking of bread, and the prayers.

Worsley New Testament

And they continued stedfast in the apostles doctrine, and fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Youngs Literal Translation

and they were continuing stedfastly in the teaching of the apostles, and the fellowship, and the breaking of the bread, and the prayers.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

in
διδαχή 
Didache 
Usage: 25

the apostles'
ἀπόστολος 
Apostolos 
Usage: 78

διδαχή 
Didache 
Usage: 25

and





and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

κοινωνία 
Koinonia 
Usage: 20

κλάσις 
Klasis 
Usage: 2

of bread
ἄρτος 
Artos 
Usage: 61

Devotionals

Devotionals about Acts 2:42

Images Acts 2:42

Prayers for Acts 2:42

Context Readings

A Generous And Growing Church

41 Therefore those who accepted and welcomed his message were baptized, and there were added that day about 3,000 souls. 42 And they steadfastly persevered, devoting themselves constantly to the instruction and fellowship of the apostles, to the breaking of bread [including the Lord's Supper] and prayers. 43 And a sense of awe (reverential fear) came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were performed through the apostles (the special messengers).



Cross References

Acts 1:14

All of these with their minds in full agreement devoted themselves steadfastly to prayer, [waiting together] with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.

Acts 20:7

And on the first day of the week, when we were assembled together to break bread [ the Lord's Supper], Paul discoursed with them, intending to leave the next morning; and he kept on with his message until midnight.

Acts 2:46

And day after day they regularly assembled in the temple with united purpose, and in their homes they broke bread [including the Lord's Supper]. They partook of their food with gladness and simplicity and generous hearts,

Hebrews 10:25

Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching.

John 8:31-32

So Jesus said to those Jews who had believed in Him, If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples.

1 John 1:3

What we have seen and [ourselves] heard, we are also telling you, so that you too may realize and enjoy fellowship as partners and partakers with us. And [this] fellowship that we have [which is a distinguishing mark of Christians] is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ (the Messiah).

Mark 4:16-17

And in the same way the ones sown upon stony ground are those who, when they hear the Word, at once receive and accept and welcome it with joy;

Luke 24:35

Then they [themselves] related [in full] what had happened on the road, and how He was known and recognized by them in the breaking of bread.

Acts 4:23

After they were permitted to go, [the apostles] returned to their own [company] and told all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.

Acts 4:31

And when they had prayed, the place in which they were assembled was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they continued to speak the Word of God with freedom and boldness and courage.

Acts 5:12-14

Now by the hands of the apostles (special messengers) numerous and startling signs and wonders were being performed among the people. And by common consent they all met together [at the temple] in the covered porch (walk) called Solomon's.

Acts 6:4

But we will continue to devote ourselves steadfastly to prayer and the ministry of the Word.

Acts 11:23

When he arrived and saw what grace (favor) God was bestowing upon them, he was full of joy; and he continuously exhorted (warned, urged, and encouraged) them all to cleave unto and remain faithful to and devoted to the Lord with [resolute and steady] purpose of heart.

Acts 14:22

Establishing and strengthening the souls and the hearts of the disciples, urging and warning and encouraging them to stand firm in the faith, and [telling them] that it is through many hardships and tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.

Acts 20:11

When Paul had gone back upstairs and had broken bread and eaten [with them], and after he had talked confidentially and communed with them for a considerable time -- "until daybreak [in fact] -- "he departed.

Romans 12:12

Rejoice and exult in hope; be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation; be constant in prayer.

1 Corinthians 10:16-17

The cup of blessing [of wine at the Lord's Supper] upon which we ask [God's] blessing, does it not mean [that in drinking it] we participate in and share a fellowship (a communion) in the blood of Christ (the Messiah)? The bread which we break, does it not mean [that in eating it] we participate in and share a fellowship (a communion) in the body of Christ?

1 Corinthians 10:21

You cannot drink the Lord's cup and the demons' cup. You cannot partake of the Lord's table and the demons' table.

1 Corinthians 11:2

I appreciate and commend you because you always remember me in everything and keep firm possession of the traditions (the substance of my instructions), just as I have [verbally] passed them on to you.

1 Corinthians 11:20-26

So when you gather for your meetings, it is not the supper instituted by the Lord that you eat,

Galatians 1:6

I am surprised and astonished that you are so quickly turning renegade and deserting Him Who invited and called you by the grace (unmerited favor) of Christ (the Messiah) [and that you are transferring your allegiance] to a different [even an opposition] gospel.

Ephesians 2:20

You are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus Himself the chief Cornerstone.

Ephesians 6:18

Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God's consecrated people).

Colossians 1:23

[And this He will do] provided that you continue to stay with and in the faith [in Christ], well-grounded and settled and steadfast, not shifting or moving away from the hope [which rests on and is inspired by] the glad tidings (the Gospel), which you heard and which has been preached [as being designed for and offered without restrictions] to every person under heaven, and of which [Gospel] I, Paul, became a minister.

Colossians 4:2

Be earnest and unwearied and steadfast in your prayer [life], being [both] alert and intent in [your praying] with thanksgiving.

2 Timothy 3:14

But as for you, continue to hold to the things that you have learned and of which you are convinced, knowing from whom you learned [them],

Hebrews 10:39

But our way is not that of those who draw back to eternal misery (perdition) and are utterly destroyed, but we are of those who believe [who cleave to and trust in and rely on God through Jesus Christ, the Messiah] and by faith preserve the soul.

2 Peter 3:1-2

Beloved, I am now writing you this second letter. In [both of] them I have stirred up your unsullied (sincere) mind by way of remembrance,

2 Peter 3:17-18

Let me warn you therefore, beloved, that knowing these things beforehand, you should be on your guard, lest you be carried away by the error of lawless and wicked [persons and] fall from your own [present] firm condition [your own steadfastness of mind].

1 John 1:7

But if we [really] are living and walking in the Light, as He [Himself] is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses (removes) us from all sin and guilt [keeps us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations].

1 John 2:19

They went out from our number, but they did not [really] belong to us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us. But [they withdrew] that it might be plain that they all are not of us.

Jude 1:20

But you, beloved, build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy faith [ make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], praying in the Holy Spirit;

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