Acts 5:5

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

And Ananias hearing these words, fell downe, and gaue vp the ghost: and great feare came on all them that heard these things.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 5:5

  • Weight Lifting Complete for verse 5
    This verse was a little scary to me. So many people commit that same sin today and even much worse. Everyone... read this verse from the Word of God and take notice!

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