Acts 5:1

“But a certaine man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, solde a possession,”

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Other Translations

But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,
- King James Version

But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,
- American Standard Version (1901)

But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, got money for his property,
- Basic English Bible

But a certain man, Ananias by name, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,
- Darby Bible

But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,
- Webster's Bible

There was a man of the name of Ananias who, with his wife Sapphira, sold some property but,
- Weymouth Bible

But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira, his wife, sold a possession,
- World English Bible

But a man, Anany bi name, with Safira, his wijf,
- Wycliffe Bible

And a certain man, Ananias by name, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 5:1


5:1 But a certain man named Ananias - It is certain, not a believer, for all that believed were of one heart and of one soul: probably not baptized; but intending now to offer himself for baptism.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 5:1


Ac 5:1 The Sin and Punishment of Ananias and Sapphira SUMMARY OF ACTS 5: The Deceit and Death of Ananias. Of Sapphira. The Increase of the Church. The Signs and Wonders. The Rage of the High Priest and the Sadducees. The Imprisonment of the Apostles. The Prison Doors Opened. Teaching in the Temple. Again Arrested and Threatened. Their Bold Answer. The Resolve of the Sanhedrin to Slay Them. The Wise Counsel of Gamaliel. The Apostles Beaten and Let Go. But. Amid the peace, grace and abounding liberality of the church there was one dark spot. The sin and fate of Ananias and his wife must be recorded.

Discussion for Acts 5

  • Gladfys Free
    after I read your commentary. I could see things I had never seen before.loved it.
  • Peter Karanja
    The apostles could not deny what they had seen and witnessed being done by the power of GOD. Even us today we cannot deny what JESUS is doing in our times The sick are healed, people are saved through the same NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • Jerry
    these bold disciples, who just weeks before were cowering in a secret hideout because of their fear of getting arrested and murdered like the Christ, were now proclaiming the gospel, tells me their testimony was indeed real. Once the Holy Spirit came and filled them, they had no more fear, because they KNEW Jesus was God...awesome!!
  • Cowboy 🐄
    History repeats itself when we act beyond reason before consulting God
  • BSP
    Verse 37~There have always been those who rise up in revolt and gain a number of follower. Eventually these people pass away and their follower are scattered. The only real solution to the problems we see today is the coming of God's Kingdom.
  • BSP
    Verse 41~Even after all the apostles went through, they went away rejoicing because they knew they had done the right thing in imitation of Jesus Christ.

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