Acts 5:2

“And kept backe part of the price, his wife also being priuy to it, and brought a certaine part, and layd it at the Apostles feete.”

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Other Translations

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.
- King James Version

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And kept back part of the price, his wife having knowledge of it, and took the rest and put it at the feet of the Apostles.
- Basic English Bible

and put aside for himself part of the price, [his] wife also being privy to it; and having brought a certain part, laid it at the feet of the apostles.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

with her full knowledge and consent, dishonestly kept back part of the price which he received for it, though he brought the rest and gave it to the Apostles.
- Weymouth Bible

and kept back part of the price, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.
- World English Bible

seelde a feeld, and defraudide of the prijs of the feeld; and his wijf was witinge. And he brouyte a part, and leide bifor the feet of the apostlis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and did keep back of the price -- his wife also knowing -- and having brought a certain part, at the feet of the apostles he laid [it].
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 5:2


5:2 And bringing a certain part - As if it had been the whole: perhaps saying it was so.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 5:2


Ac 5:2 Kept back [part] of the price. Like many others, of their own accord they sold a possession for the benefit of the church. They were not compelled to sell it, or when sold to give the money, or to give all. Their sin was not withholding a part, but lying about it. (1) They gave from the wrong motives, not for the Lord, but for human praise. (2) There was hypocrisy and falsehood. His wife also being privy [to it]. Hence equally guilty. There was a guilty conspiracy between them. Brought a certain part. Pretending it was all. His was a deliberate, public lie.

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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