Parallel Verses

Amplified

But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart that you should lie to and attempt to deceive the Holy Spirit, and should [in violation of your promise] withdraw secretly and appropriate to your own use part of the price from the sale of the land?

New American Standard Bible

But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land?

King James Version

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?

Holman Bible

Then Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the proceeds from the field?

International Standard Version

Peter asked, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart so that you should lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back some of the money you got for the land?

A Conservative Version

But Peter said, Ananias, why did Satan fill thy heart for thee to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back from the price of the land?

American Standard Version

But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thy heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

An Understandable Version

But Peter said to Ananias, "Why has Satan filled your heart [causing you] to deceive the Holy Spirit by keeping back part of the selling price of the land [while representing it as the full price]?

Anderson New Testament

But Peter said: Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart, that you should at tempt to deceive the Holy Spirit, and keep back part of the price of the land?

Bible in Basic English

But Peter said, Ananias, why has the Evil One put it into your heart to be false to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

Common New Testament

But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land?

Daniel Mace New Testament

upon which Peter said, Ananias, how could satan inspire thine heart to lye to the holy ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

Darby Translation

But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled thy heart that thou shouldest lie to the Holy Spirit, and put aside for thyself a part of the price of the estate?

Godbey New Testament

But Peter said, Ananias, wherefore hath Satan filled thy heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and keep back a part from the price of the land?

Goodspeed New Testament

And Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan taken such possession of your heart that you should lie to the holy Spirit, by appropriating part of the price of your land?

John Wesley New Testament

But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thy heart, to lie to the Holy Ghost?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled thy heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to defraud of the price of the land?

Julia Smith Translation

And Peter said, Ananias, wherefore filled Satan thy heart, for thee to belie the Holy Spirit, and separate from the price of the farm

King James 2000

But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

Lexham Expanded Bible

But Peter said, "Ananias, for what [reason] has Satan filled your heart, [that] you lied to the Holy Spirit and kept back for yourself [some] of the proceeds of the piece of land?

Modern King James verseion

But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart for you to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then said Peter, "Ananias how is it that Satan hath filled thine heart, that thou shouldest lie unto the holy ghost, and keep away part of the price of the livelihood:

Moffatt New Testament

"Ananias," said Peter, "why has Satan filled your heart and made you cheat the holy Spirit by appropriating some of the money paid for the land?

Montgomery New Testament

"Ananias," said Peter, "why has Satan so filled your heart that you are lying to the Holy Spirit, and keeping back part of the price of the land?

NET Bible

But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back for yourself part of the proceeds from the sale of the land?

New Heart English Bible

But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

Noyes New Testament

But Peter said, Ananias, why did Satan fill thy heart that thou shouldst lie to the Holy Spirit, and keep back part of the price of the land?

Sawyer New Testament

But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart that you should lie to the Holy Spirit, and that you should keep back a part of the price of the land?

The Emphasized Bible

But Peter said - Ananias! wherefore did Satan fill thy heart, that thou shouldst deal falsely with the Holy Spirit, and keep back part of the price of the field?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But Peter said, O Ananias! why hath Satan filled thy heart that thou shouldst lie to the Holy Ghost, and secrete something from the price of the estate?

Twentieth Century New Testament

"Ananias," Peter exclaimed, "how is it that Satan has so taken possession of your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit, and kept back a part of the money paid for the land?

Webster

But Peter said, Ananias, Why hath Satan filled thy heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

Weymouth New Testament

"Ananias," said Peter, "why has Satan taken possession of your heart, that you should try to deceive the Holy Spirit and dishonestly keep back part of the price paid you for this land?

Williams New Testament

And Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan so completely possessed your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and kept back for yourselves a part of the money received for the land?

World English Bible

But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

Worrell New Testament

But Peter said, "Ananias, why did Satan fill your heart, that you should lie to the Holy Spirit, and keep back part of the price of the land?

Worsley New Testament

But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan so filled thine heart, that thou shouldst lie to the holy Ghost, and keep back part of the price of the land?

Youngs Literal Translation

And Peter said, 'Ananias, wherefore did the Adversary fill thy heart, for thee to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back of the price of the place?

Themes

Adversary » Power of » Instigating men to sin

Ananias » Covetous » member of church » Jerusalem

Bible stories for children » Three young men who would not bend, budge, or burn da 3 » The fatal lie

Falsehood » Instances of » Ananias and sapphira falsely state that they had sold their land for a given sum

Heart » The unregenerate » Is diabolical

Holy spirit » Believers in the early church baptized with » The sin against

Holy spirit » Sin against

Holy spirit » As called God

Hypocrites » Exemplified » Ananias

Land » Bought and sold

Lying » The devil excites men to

Offences against the holy ghost » Exhibited in » Lying to him

Peter » Foretells the death of ananias and sapphira

Reproof » Of those who offend, a warning to others

Sapphira » Falsehood and death of

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Instigating men to sin

Satan » The prince » Satan

Satan's » Work » Instigating men to sin

Serpent » Power of » Instigating men to sin

Sin » Against the spirit

Spirit » Believers in the early church baptized with » The sin against

Spirit » Quickeneth » Sin against

Tempter » Power of » Instigating men to sin

The Devil » The wicked » Possessed by

Titles and names of the holy ghost » God

God, Trinity » Divine titles applied to the three persons in

Unpardonable sin » The sin against the holy spirit

Vows » Instances of » Of ananias and sapphira, in the dedication of the proceeds of the sale of their land

Women » Instances of » Sapphira, in her blasphemous falsehood

satan's Work » Instigating men to sin

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

Πέτρος 
Petros 
Usage: 160

ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

Ἀνανίας 
Ananias 
Usage: 9

why
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

πληρόω 
Pleroo 
Usage: 68

Σατανᾶς 
Satanas 
Usage: 16

πληρόω 
Pleroo 
Usage: 68

σοῦ 
Sou 
thy, thee, thine, thine own, thou, not tr
Usage: 241

καρδία 
Kardia 
Usage: 116

to lie
ψεύδομαι 
Pseudomai 
Usage: 10

to the
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

G40
ἅγιος 
Hagios 
Usage: 209

πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

to keep back
νοσφίζομαι 
Nosphizomai 
Usage: 3

part of
ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

the price
τιμή 
Time 
Usage: 43

Images Acts 5:3

Prayers for Acts 5:3

Context Readings

Ananias And Sapphira Lie To The Holy Spirit

2 And with his wife's knowledge and connivance he kept back and wrongfully appropriated some of the proceeds, bringing only a part and putting it at the feet of the apostles. 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart that you should lie to and attempt to deceive the Holy Spirit, and should [in violation of your promise] withdraw secretly and appropriate to your own use part of the price from the sale of the land? 4 As long as it remained unsold, was it not still your own? And [even] after it was sold, was not [the money] at your disposal and under your control? Why then, is it that you have proposed and purposed in your heart to do this thing? [How could you have the heart to do such a deed?] You have not [simply] lied to men [playing false and showing yourself utterly deceitful] but to God.


Cross References

John 13:2

So [it was] during supper, Satan having already put the thought of betraying Jesus in the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son,

John 13:27

Then after [he had taken] the bit of food, Satan entered into and took possession of [Judas]. Jesus said to him, What you are going to do, do more swiftly than you seem to intend and make quick work of it.

Acts 5:9

Then Peter said to her, How could you two have agreed and conspired together to try to deceive the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out [also].

Luke 22:3

But [then] Satan entered into Judas, called Iscariot, who was one of the Twelve [apostles].

Numbers 30:2

If a man vows a vow to the Lord or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break and profane his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

Deuteronomy 23:21

When you make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not be slack in paying it, for the Lord your God will surely require it of you, and slackness would be sin in you.

Ecclesiastes 5:4

When you vow a vow or make a pledge to God, do not put off paying it; for God has no pleasure in fools (those who witlessly mock Him). Pay what you vow.

Isaiah 29:15

Woe to those who [seek to] hide deep from the Lord their counsel, whose deeds are in the dark, and who say, Who sees us? Who knows us?

Matthew 4:3-11

And the tempter came and said to Him, If You are God's Son, command these stones to be made [ loaves of] bread.

Acts 5:2

And with his wife's knowledge and connivance he kept back and wrongfully appropriated some of the proceeds, bringing only a part and putting it at the feet of the apostles.

Ephesians 6:11-16

Put on God's whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.

James 4:7

So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you.

1 Peter 5:8

Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [ in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour.

Revelation 12:9-11

And the huge dragon was cast down and out -- "that age-old serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, he who is the seducer (deceiver) of all humanity the world over; he was forced out and down to the earth, and his angels were flung out along with him.

Genesis 3:13-17

And the Lord God said to the woman, What is this you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled (cheated, outwitted, and deceived) me, and I ate.

1 Kings 22:21-22

Then there came forth a spirit [of whom I am about to tell] and stood before the Lord and said, I will entice him.

1 Chronicles 21:1-3

Satan [an adversary] stood up against Israel and stirred up David to number Israel.

Job 22:13

Therefore you say, How and what does God know [about me]? Can He judge through the thick darkness?

Psalm 94:7-9

Yet they say, The Lord does not see, neither does the God of Jacob notice it.

Proverbs 20:25

It is a snare to a man to utter a vow [of consecration] rashly and [not until] afterward inquire [whether he can fulfill it].

Jeremiah 23:24

Can anyone hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? says the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? says the Lord.

Hosea 11:12

Ephraim surrounds Me with lies and the house of Israel with deceit, and Judah is not yet steadfast with God, with the faithful Holy One.

Matthew 13:19

While anyone is hearing the Word of the kingdom and does not grasp and comprehend it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the roadside.

Acts 5:4

As long as it remained unsold, was it not still your own? And [even] after it was sold, was not [the money] at your disposal and under your control? Why then, is it that you have proposed and purposed in your heart to do this thing? [How could you have the heart to do such a deed?] You have not [simply] lied to men [playing false and showing yourself utterly deceitful] but to God.

Romans 2:21-22

Well then, you who teach others, do you not teach yourself? While you teach against stealing, do you steal (take what does not really belong to you)?

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