Acts 5:2
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New International Version
With his wife's full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles' feet.

New Living Translation
He brought part of the money to the apostles, claiming it was the full amount. With his wife's consent, he kept the rest.

English Standard Version
and with his wife’s knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, he kept back part of the proceeds with his wife's knowledge, and brought a portion of it and laid it at the apostles' feet.

International Standard Version
With his wife's full knowledge, he kept back some of the money for himself and brought the remainder and laid it at the apostles' feet.

NET Bible
He kept back for himself part of the proceeds with his wife's knowledge; he brought only part of it and placed it at the apostles' feet.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he took some of its price and concealed it while his wife was aware of it, and he brought some of the money and placed it before the Apostles' feet.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They agreed to hold back some of the money [they had pledged] and turned only part of it over to the apostles.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and defrauded of the price, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles' feet.

King James 2000 Bible
And kept back part of the price, his wife also knowing it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

American King James Version
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
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And by fraud kept back part of the price of the land, his wife being privy thereunto: and bringing a certain part of it, laid it at the feet of the apostles.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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 Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
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.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:1-11 The sin of Ananias and Sapphira was, that they were ambitious of being thought eminent disciples, when they were not true disciples. Hypocrites may deny themselves, may forego their worldly advantage in one instance, with a prospect of finding their account in something else. They were covetous of the wealth of the world, and distrustful of God and his providence. They thought they might serve both God and mammon. They thought to deceive the apostles. The Spirit of God in Peter discerned the principle of unbelief reigning in the heart of Ananias. But whatever Satan might suggest, he could not have filled the heart of Ananias with this wickedness had he not been consenting. The falsehood was an attempt to deceive the Spirit of truth, who so manifestly spoke and acted by the apostles. The crime of Ananias was not his retaining part of the price of the land; he might have kept it all, had he pleased; but his endeavouring to impose upon the apostles with an awful lie, from a desire to make a vain show, joined with covetousness. But if we think to put a cheat upon God, we shall put a fatal cheat upon our own souls. How sad to see those relations who should quicken one another to that which is good, hardening one another in that which is evil! And this punishment was in reality mercy to vast numbers. It would cause strict self-examination, prayer, and dread of hypocrisy, covetousness, and vain-glory, and it should still do so. It would prevent the increase of false professors. Let us learn hence how hateful falsehood is to the God of truth, and not only shun a direct lie, but all advantages from the use of doubtful expressions, and double meaning in our speech.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And kept back part of the price,.... At which the possession was sold; he reserved it for his own use, after he had given out that he sold it for the service of the church:

his wife also being privy to it; to this private reserve:

and brought a certain part; whether the greater part, or an equal part, half of it, or a lesser part; some little part of it, so the phrase seems to signify, is not certain:

and laid it at the apostles' feet; as the rest did, thereby to make a show of charity, and cover the deceit.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it—The coolness with which they planned the deception aggravated the guilt of this couple.

brought a certain part—pretending it to be the whole proceeds of the sale.

Acts 5:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Ananias and Sapphira
1But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, 2and 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. 3But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land?…
Cross References
Acts 2:44
All the believers were together and had everything in common.

Acts 4:35
and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.

Acts 4:37
sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles' feet.

Acts 5:1
Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property.

Acts 5:3
Then Peter said, "Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?

Acts 5:8
Peter asked her, "Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?" "Yes," she said, "that is the price."
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