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Acts 5:1 (show verse)

But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property,

Acts 5:2 (show verse)

and kept back some of the price for himself, with his wife’s full knowledge, and bringing a portion of it, he laid it at the apostles’ feet.

Acts 5:3 (show verse)

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?
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

Acts 5:4 (show verse)

While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not under your control? Why is it that you have conceived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”

Acts 5:5 (show verse)

And as he heard these words, Ananias fell down and breathed his last; and great fear came over all who heard of it.

Acts 5:6 (show verse)

The young men got up and covered him up, and after carrying him out, they buried him.

Acts 5:7 (show verse)

Now there elapsed an interval of about three hours, and his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.

Acts 5:8 (show verse)

And Peter responded to her, “Tell me whether you sold the land for such and such a price?” And she said, “Yes, that was the price.”

Acts 5:9 (show verse)

Then Peter said to her, “Why is it that you have agreed together to put the Spirit of the Lord to the test? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out as well.”

Acts 5:10 (show verse)

And immediately she fell at his feet and breathed her last, and the young men came in and found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside her husband.

Acts 5:11 (show verse)

And great fear came over the whole church, and over all who heard of these things.

Acts 5:12 (show verse)

At the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were taking place among the people; and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s portico.

Acts 5:13 (show verse)

But none of the rest dared to associate with them; however, the people held them in high esteem.

Acts 5:14 (show verse)

And all the more believers in the Lord, multitudes of men and women, were constantly added to their number,

Acts 5:15 (show verse)

to such an extent that they even carried the sick out into the streets and laid them on cots and pallets, so that when Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on any one of them.

Acts 5:16 (show verse)

Also the people from the cities in the vicinity of Jerusalem were coming together, bringing people who were sick or afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all being healed.

Acts 5:17 (show verse)

But the high priest rose up, along with all his associates (that is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy.

Acts 5:18 (show verse)

They laid hands on the apostles and put them in a public jail.

Acts 5:19 (show verse)

But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the gates of the prison, and taking them out he said,

Acts 5:20 (show verse)

“Go, stand and speak to the people in the temple the whole message of this Life.”

Acts 5:21 (show verse)

Upon hearing this, they entered into the temple about daybreak and began to teach.Now when the high priest and his associates came, they called the Council together, even all the Senate of the sons of Israel, and sent orders to the prison house for them to be brought.

Acts 5:22 (show verse)

But the officers who came did not find them in the prison; and they returned and reported back,

Acts 5:23 (show verse)

saying, “We found the prison house locked quite securely and the guards standing at the doors; but when we had opened up, we found no one inside.”

Acts 5:24 (show verse)

Now when the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests heard these words, they were greatly perplexed about them as to what would come of this.

Acts 5:25 (show verse)

But someone came and reported to them, “The men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people!”

Acts 5:26 (show verse)

Then the captain went along with the officers and proceeded to bring them back without violence (for they were afraid of the people, that they might be stoned).

Acts 5:27 (show verse)

When they had brought them, they stood them before the Council. The high priest questioned them,

Acts 5:28 (show verse)

saying, “We gave you strict orders not to continue teaching in this name, and yet, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.”

Acts 5:29 (show verse)

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.

Acts 5:30 (show verse)

The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had put to death by hanging Him on a cross.

Acts 5:31 (show verse)

He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
The atonement » Ministers should fully set forth
Christ » Divinity » Christ's Dominion » Exaltation » Heavenly places
Christ » His foreknowledge » His lordship
Christ » Lord » His lordship
Christ » Saviour » Came to earth to be
Christian ministers » Faithful » Apostles
Christian ministers » Instances of persecution » Apostles
Confessing Christ » Exemplified » Apostles
Courage » Instances of personal bravery » The apostles, under persecution
Court » Accused spoke in his own defense
Divinity » His foreknowledge » His lordship
Exaltation » God the father exalting jesus Christ
Forgiveness » The forgiveness of sins coming through the blood of jesus Christ
Holy spirit » The holy spirit witnessing
Holy spirit » What the holy spirit is
Holy spirit » Who the holy spirit is given to
Jesus Christ » Power of, to forgive sins
Jesus Christ » Names of » prince
Pardon » Is granted » On the exaltation of Christ
Persecution » Instances of » Of the apostles
Peter » Imprisoned and scourged; his defense before the council
Power » Of Christ » Forgiving sins
The power of Christ » Exhibited in » Forgiving sins
Priest » Miscellaneous facts concerning » Reprove and threaten peter and john
Prisoners » Apostles
Repentance » Jesus Christ coming to call sinners to repentance
Repentance » Christ exalted to give
Sadducees » Persecute the apostles
Salvation » Christ » Exalted to give
Jesus Christ, Savior » Came to earth to be
Witness » Who is a witness of the lord
Witness » The holy spirit witnessing
Witness of the holy ghost » Borne to Christ » As exalted to be a prince and saviour to give repentance, &c

Acts 5:32 (show verse)

And we are witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him.”

Acts 5:33 (show verse)

But when they heard this, they were cut to the quick and intended to kill them.

Acts 5:34 (show verse)

But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the Law, respected by all the people, stood up in the Council and gave orders to put the men outside for a short time.

Acts 5:35 (show verse)

And he said to them, “Men of Israel, take care what you propose to do with these men.

Acts 5:36 (show verse)

For some time ago Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a group of about four hundred men joined up with him. But he was killed, and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing.

Acts 5:37 (show verse)

After this man, Judas of Galilee rose up in the days of the census and drew away some people after him; he too perished, and all those who followed him were scattered.

Acts 5:38 (show verse)

So in the present case, I say to you, stay away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or action is of men, it will be overthrown;

Acts 5:39 (show verse)

but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them; or else you may even be found fighting against God.”

Acts 5:40 (show verse)

They took his advice; and after calling the apostles in, they flogged them and ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and then released them.

Acts 5:41 (show verse)

So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name.

Acts 5:42 (show verse)

And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they kept right on teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.