Bible: Acts 5:1-9

The Judgment on Ananias and Sapphira

5:1 Now a man named Ananias, together with Sapphira his wife, sold a piece of property. 5:2 He 1  kept back for himself part of the proceeds with his wife’s knowledge; he brought 2  only part of it and placed it at the apostlesfeet. 5:3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled 3  your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back for yourself part of the proceeds from the sale of 4  the land? 5:4 Before it was sold, 5  did it not 6  belong to you? And when it was sold, was the money 7  not at your disposal? How have you thought up this deed in your heart? 8  You have not lied to people 9  but to God!

5:5 When Ananias heard these words he collapsed and died, and great fear gripped 10  all who heard about it. 5:6 So the young men came, 11  wrapped him up, 12  carried him out, and buried 13  him. 5:7 After an interval of about three hours, 14  his wife came in, but she did not know 15  what had happened. 5:8 Peter said to her, “Tell me, were the two of you 16  paid this amount 17  for the land?” Sapphira 18  said, “Yes, that much.” 5:9 Peter then told her, “Why have you agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look! The feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out!

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