Acts 5:5
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New International Version
When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened.

New Living Translation
As soon as Ananias heard these words, he fell to the floor and died. Everyone who heard about it was terrified.

English Standard Version
When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it.

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

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When he heard these words, Ananias dropped dead, and a great fear came on all who heard.

International Standard Version
When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and died. And great fear seized everyone who heard about it.

NET Bible
When Ananias heard these words he collapsed and died, and great fear gripped all who heard about it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when Khanan-Yah heard these words, he dropped dead and great fear came upon all those who heard.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Ananias heard Peter say this, he dropped dead. Everyone who heard about his death was terrified.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and gave up the spirit; and great fear came on all those that heard these things.

King James 2000 Bible
And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and died: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Ananias hearing these words, fell down, and gave up the ghost. And there came great fear upon all that heard it.

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

English Revised Version
And Ananias hearing these words fell down and gave up the ghost: and great fear came upon all that heard it.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
and Ananias hearing these words, having fallen down, did expire, and great fear came upon all who heard these things,
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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - Upon all that heard it for on all them that heard these things, A.V. and T.R. Gave up the ghost (ἐξέψυξε). The same word as in ver. 10 and Acts 12:23, but found nowhere else in the New Testament. Great fear, etc. We have here an example of punishment which is remedial, not to the person punished, but to others, by displaying the just judgment of God as a warning against sin.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Ananias hearing these words,.... Of Peter's; by which he found his sin was detected, and by which he was convicted of it: and which set forth the evil nature of it, with its aggravated circumstances; and such power went along with them, and they cut so deep, as that immediately

he fell down and gave up the ghost; which is an instance of what the Jews call death by the hand of heaven: and this was done either by an angel; or rather by an extraordinary gift bestowed on Peter, being such an one as the Apostle Paul had, and used, when he smote Elymas the sorcerer with blindness, and delivered the incestuous person, and Alexander and Hymeneus to Satan.

And great fear came upon all them that heard these things; both upon the members of the church, and so was of service to make them careful of their words and actions, and cautious and circumspect in their lives and conversations; and upon those that were without, and might be a means of making them fearful of speaking against them, or mocking at them, or of joining themselves to them, without being thoroughly satistied that they should, and had a right, and were meet for it.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. Ananias … gave up the ghost … great fear came on all that heard these things—on those without the Christian circle; who, instead of disparaging the followers of the Lord Jesus, as they might otherwise have done on the discovery of such hypocrisy, were awed at the manifest presence of Divinity among them, and the mysterious power of throwing off such corrupt matter which rested upon the young Church.

Acts 5:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Ananias and Sapphira
4"While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not under your control? Why is it that you have conceived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God." 5And as he heard these words, Ananias fell down and breathed his last; and great fear came over all who heard of it. 6The young men got up and covered him up, and after carrying him out, they buried him.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 11:13
Now as I was prophesying, Pelatiah son of Benaiah died. Then I fell facedown and cried out in a loud voice, "Alas, Sovereign LORD! Will you completely destroy the remnant of Israel?"

Acts 2:43
Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.

Acts 5:10
At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband.

Acts 5:11
Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
Treasury of Scripture

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

hearing.

Acts 5:10,11 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: …

Acts 13:11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is on you, and you shall be …

Numbers 16:26-33 And he spoke to the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from …

2 Kings 1:10-14 And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I be a man …

2 Kings 2:24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name …

Jeremiah 5:14 Why thus said the LORD God of hosts, Because you speak this word, …

1 Corinthians 4:21 What will you? shall I come to you with a rod, or in love, and in …

2 Corinthians 10:2-6 But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with …

2 Corinthians 13:2,10 I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time…

Revelation 11:5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceeds out of their mouth, …

great.

Acts 5:11,13 And great fear came on all the church, and on as many as heard these things…

Acts 2:43 And fear came on every soul: and many wonders and signs were done …

Leviticus 10:3 Then Moses said to Aaron, This is it that the LORD spoke, saying, …

Numbers 16:34 And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: …

Numbers 17:12,13 And the children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, Behold, we die, …

Deuteronomy 13:11 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such …

Deuteronomy 21:21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he …

Joshua 22:20 Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the accursed …

1 Samuel 6:19-21 And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into …

1 Chronicles 13:12 And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the …

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Psalm 64:9 And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they …

Psalm 119:120 My flesh trembles for fear of you; and I am afraid of your judgments.

2 Corinthians 7:11 For behold this selfsame thing, that you sorrowed after a godly sort, …

Revelation 11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part …

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