Acts 5:5

“And Ananias hearing these words, fell downe, and gaue vp the ghost: and great feare came on all them that heard these things.”

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Other Translations

And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.
- King James Version

And as he heard these words, Ananias fell down and breathed his last; and great fear came over all who heard of it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Ananias hearing these words fell down and gave up the ghost: and great fear came upon all that heard it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And at these words, Ananias went down on the earth, and his life went from him: and great fear came on all who were present.
- Basic English Bible

And Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and expired. And great fear came upon all who heard [it].
- Darby Bible

And Ananias hearing these words, fell down, and expired. And great fear came on all them that heard these things.
- Webster's Bible

Upon hearing these words Ananias fell down dead, and all who heard the words were awe-struck.
- Weymouth Bible

Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and died. Great fear came on all who heard these things.
- World English Bible

Anany herde these wordis, and felde doun, and was deed. And greet drede was maad on alle that herden.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Ananias hearing these words, having fallen down, did expire, and great fear came upon all who heard these things,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 5:5


5:5 And Ananias fell down and expired - And this severity was not only just, considering that complication of vain glory, covetousness, fraud, and impiety, which this action contained: but it was also wise and gracious, as it would effectually deter any others from following his example. It was likewise a convincing proof of the upright conduct of the apostles, in managing the sums with which they were intrusted; and in general of their Divine mission. For none can imagine that Peter would have had the assurance to pronounce, and much less the power to execute such a sentence, if he had been guilty himself of a fraud of the same kind; or had been belying the Holy Ghost in the whole of his pretensions to be under his immediate direction.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 5:5


Ac 5:5 Ananias . . . gave up the ghost. Fell down and expired. There was a visible judgment upon him for his great sin. It was inflicted by the Holy Spirit through Peter, and shows how hypocrisy is regarded by the Lord. Great fear came on all. Severe examples occurred at the outset of both Dispensations. Note the case of Nadab and Abihu (Le 10:1,2) and the sin of Achan (Jos 7:16-25).

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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