Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentActs 2:44
- Were together (hsan epi to auto).
- Some MSS. hsan kai (were and). But they were together in the same place as in 2:1.
- And had (kai eixon).
- Imperfect active, kept on having, a habit in the present emergency.
- Common (koina).
- It was not actual communism, but they held all their property ready for use for the common good as it was needed (4:32). This situation appears nowhere else except in Jerusalem and was evidently due to special conditions there which did not survive permanently. Later Paul will take a special collection for the poor saints in Jerusalem.