Then said Peter, Ananias, why hath Satan [a]filled thine heart, that thou shouldest [b]lie unto the holy Ghost, and keep away part of the price of this possession?

While it remained, appertained it not unto thee? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? how is it that thou hast [c]conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

Now when Ananias heard these words, he fell down, and gave up the ghost. Then great fear came on all them that heard these things.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 5:3 Fully possessed.
  2. Acts 5:3 For when they had appointed that farm or possession for the Church, they stuck not at it to keep away a part of the price, as though they had had to do with men, and not with God, and therefore he saith afterward that they tempted God.
  3. Acts 5:4 Hereby is declared an advised and purposed deceit, and the fault of the man in admitting the devil’s suggestions.

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