Acts 4:32

New Testament

30 while you extend your hand to heal, and to bring about miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 31 When they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God courageously. 32 The group of those who believed were of one heart and mind, and no one said that any of his possessions was his own, but everything was held in common. 33 With great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was on them all. 34 For there was no one needy among them because those who were owners of land or houses were selling them and bringing the proceeds from the sales

Pirkei Avot 5:13


13 There are four types of charity givers. He who wishes to give, but that others should not give: his eye is evil to that which belongs to others; He who wishes that others should give, but that he himself should not give: his eye is evil towards that which is his own; He who desires that he himself should give, and that others should give: he is a pious man; He who desires that he himself should not give and that others too should not give: he is a wicked man.

 Notes and References

"... it is to be noted that the last clause of 4:8 echoes a well known Jewish maxim, 'Give to him' (to God) 'what is his' (God's) 'for you and what you have is his' (mishnah Avot 3:7, see also 5:13). It is only natural that this understanding has a parallel in the Derekh Erets literature: 'and do not say, I did good with my own (money), but say from the good that one did to me.' The same idea seems to underline Jesus' parable in Matthew 20:1-16, where the Landowner, God, says, 'Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me?' ..."

Sandt, Hubertus W., and David Flusser The Didache: Its Jewish Sources and Its Place in Early Judaism and Christianity (p. 183) Royal Van Gorcum, 2002

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