Acts of the Apostles Chapter 5 Vs 1-16
Ananias and Sapphira.*1A man named Ananias, however, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property.2He retained for himself, with his wife’s knowledge, some of the purchase price, took the remainder, and put it at the feet of the apostles.3But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart so that you lied to the holy Spirit and retained part of the price of the land?a4While it remained unsold, did it not remain yours? And when it was sold, was it not still under your control? Why did you contrive this deed? You have lied not to human beings, but to God.”5When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last, and great fear came upon all who heard of it.6The young men came and wrapped him up, then carried him out and buried him.
7After an interval of about three hours, his wife came in, unaware of what had happened.8Peter said to her, “Tell me, did you sell the land for this amount?” She answered, “Yes, for that amount.”9Then Peter said to her, “Why did you agree to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen, the footsteps of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.”10At once, she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. When the young men entered they found her dead, so they carried her out and buried her beside her husband.11And great fear came upon the whole church and upon all who heard of these things.b
Signs and Wonders of the Apostles.*12Many signs and wonders were done among the people at the hands of the apostles. They were all together in Solomon’s portico.c13None of the others dared to join them, but the people esteemed them.14Yet more than ever, believers in the Lord, great numbers of men and women, were added to them.15Thus they even carried the sick out into the streets and laid them on cots and mats so that when Peter came by, at least his shadow might fall on one or another of them.d16A large number of people from the towns in the vicinity of Jerusalem also gathered, bringing the sick and those disturbed by unclean spirits, and they were all cured.