The Sin of Ananias and Sapphira – Acts 5

Acts 5:1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira  his wife, sold a possession, 

Acts 5:2 And kept back part of  the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a  certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 

Acts 5:3 But  Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie  to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the  land? 

Acts 5:4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and  after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast  thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied  unto men, but unto God. 

Acts 5:5 And Ananias hearing these  words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came  on all them that heard these things. 

Acts 5:6 And the young  men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried  him. 

Acts 5:7 And it was about the space of three hours after,  when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. 

Acts 5:8  And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the  land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much. 

Acts 5:9  Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed  together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of  them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and  shall carry thee out. 

Acts 5:10 Then fell she down straightway  at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men  came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth,  buried her by her husband. 

Acts 5:11 And great fear came  upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.   
Acts 5:12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs  and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all  with one accord in Solomon’s porch. 


Acts 5:13 And of the rest  durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified  them. 

Acts 5:14 And believers were the more added to the  Lord, multitudes both of men and women.) 

Acts 5:15  Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets,  and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the  shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of  them. 

Acts 5:16 There came also a multitude out of the cities  round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them  which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were  healed every one.  

Acts 5:17 Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were  with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were  filled with indignation, 

Acts 5:18 And laid their hands on the  apostles, and put them in the common prison. 

Acts 5:19 But  the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and  brought them forth, and said, 

Acts 5:20 Go, stand and speak in  the temple to the people all the words of this life. 

Acts 5:21  And when they heard that, they entered into the temple  early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came,  and they that were with him, and called the council together,  and all the senate of the children of Israel and sent to the  prison to have them brought. 

Acts 5:22 But when the officers  came, and found them not in the prison, they returned, and  told, 

Acts 5:23 Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all  safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors:  but when we had opened, we found no man within. 

Acts 5:24  Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and  the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them  whereunto this would grow. 

Acts 5:25 Then came one and told  them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison are  
standing in the temple, and teaching the people. 

Acts 5:26  Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them  without violence: for they feared the people, lest they  should have been stoned. 

Acts 5:27 And when they had  brought them, they set them before the council: and the  high priest asked them, 

Acts 5:28 Saying, Did not we straitly  command you that ye should not teach in this name? and,  behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and  intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.  

Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and  said, We ought to obey God rather than men. 

Acts 5:30 The  God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and  hanged on a tree. 

Acts 5:31 Him hath God exalted with his  right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give  repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. 

Acts 5:32 And we  are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.   

Acts 5:33 When they heard that, they were cut to the  heart, and took counsel to slay them. 

Acts 5:34 Then stood  there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a  doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people,  and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space;  

Acts 5:35 And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to  yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men.  

Acts 5:36 For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting  himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about  four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as  many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought.  

Acts 5:37 After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days  of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also  perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were  dispersed. 

Acts 5:38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from  these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this  work be of men, it will come to nought: 

Acts 5:39 But if it be  of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even  to fight against God. 

Acts 5:40 And to him they agreed: and  when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they  commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus,  and let them go.  

Acts 5:41 And they departed from the presence of the  council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer  shame for his name. 

Acts 5:42 And daily in the temple, and in  every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus  Christ.  KJV


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