Acts 4:32

ESV Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.
NIV 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.
NASB And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them.
CSB Now the entire group of those who believed were of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but instead they held everything in common.
NLT All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had.
KJV And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

What does Acts 4:32 mean?

"Those who believed" include several groups. The apostles, Jesus' family, and other disciples who followed Him during His ministry received the Holy Spirit the morning of Pentecost (Acts 1:13–15; Acts 2:1–4). About three thousand people joined them later that day after Peter's sermon, and more came daily (Acts 2:41, 47). At the time of this update, at least five thousand men, plus women and kids, are part of the church in Jerusalem (Acts 4:4).

Luke says that thousands of people are of "one heart and soul." They join together in purpose, thought, and action. The Holy Spirit is in them and guiding them as a group. Their commitment to the Holy Spirit's leading is so strong, they even combine their possessions.

Ephesians 4:1–6 describes the unity possible when the Holy Spirit leads a group of believers. The members display humility, gentleness, patience, forbearance, and love. They not only live in harmony, they actively seek it. They make up one body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12–31) because they are united by one faith in one God and Father.

The reason for their unity is their belief. We don't know everything the apostles taught on a regular basis (Acts 2:42), but Peter's two recorded sermons share the same theme. Jesus of Nazareth is the Jewish Messiah. The Jewish nation killed Him, but God raised Him from the dead. Anyone who repents of their sins will receive forgiveness from God (Acts 2:14–36; 3:11–26).
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