They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.
Acudían asiduamente a la enseñanza de los apóstoles, a la comunión, a la fracción del pan y a las oraciones. El temor se apoderaba de todos, pues los apóstoles realizaban muchos prodigios y señales. Todos los creyentes vivían unidos y tenían todo en común; vendían sus posesiones y sus bienes y repartían el precio entre todos, según la necesidad de cada uno. Acudían al Templo todos los días con perseverancia y con un mismo espíritu, partían el pan por las casas y tomaban el alimento con alegría y sencillez de corazón. Alababan a Dios y gozaban de la simpatía de todo el pueblo. El Señor agregaba cada día a la comunidad a los que se habían de salvar.
저희가 사도의 가르침을 받아 서로 교제하며 떡을 떼며 기도하기를 전혀 힘쓰니라 사람마다 두려워하는데 사도들로 인하여 기사와 표적이 많이 나타나니 믿는 사람이 다 함께 있어 모든 물건을 서로 통용하고 또 재산과 소유를 팔아 각 사람의 필요를 따라 나눠 주고 날마다 마음을 같이 하여 성전에 모이기를 힘쓰고 집에서 떡을 떼며 기쁨과 순전한 마음으로 음식을 먹고 하나님을 찬미하며 또 온 백성에게 칭송을 받으니 주께서 구원 받는 사람을 날마다 더하게 하시니라
God of us all,
you set a place for us at your table among our friends and enemies.
You call us to act with justice and love mercy,
to love those who persecute us.
That’s a hard commandment to follow, Lord!
We can only do it through your great grace,
which shows us that indeed, such things are possible.
When we come together, remind us to love those who love us and pray for those who persecute us.
Remind us also to pray for those whom we persecute:
reconcile our hearts with one another.
In Jesus’ name we pray,
For Everyone Born
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