|Comrade Peter is seen here holding the keys to the State Wealth Re-Distribution Center (Acts 4:37)|
The underlying Greek of this verse reads as follows.
Touv de« plh/qouß tw◊n pisteusa¿ntwn h™n kardi÷a kai« yuch\ mi÷a, kai« oujde« ei–ß ti tw◊n uJparco/ntwn aujtwˆ◊e¶legen i¶dion ei•nai aÓll∆h™n aujtoi√ß a‚panta koina¿.
So the text literally says not only that "nobody claimed to own anything for themselves," but also that "everything amongst them was in common."
I have a burning urge to use this verse to troll a Tea Party website.
[Note: Lest anyone with an impaired sense of humor accuse me of being a communist or of otherwise claiming that the early Christians were communists in the modern political sense, I stress that this post is a little tongue-in-cheek joke.]