Acts 5:2
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.

Berean Study Bible
With his wife’s full knowledge, he kept back some of the proceeds for himself, but brought a portion and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

Berean Literal Bible
and he kept back from the proceeds, also the wife being aware of it, and having brought a certain portion, he laid it at the feet of the apostles.

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.

New King James Version
And he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

New American Standard Bible
and kept back some of the proceeds for himself, with his wife’s full knowledge, and bringing a portion of it, he laid it at the apostles’ feet.

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 1977
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.

Amplified Bible
and with his wife’s full knowledge [and complicity] he kept back some of the proceeds, bringing only a portion of it, and set it at the apostles’ feet.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Contemporary English Version
But they agreed to cheat and keep some of the money for themselves. So when Ananias took the rest of the money to the apostles,

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.

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.

Good News Translation
But with his wife's agreement he kept part of the money for himself and turned the rest over to the apostles.

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
and kept back of the price—his wife also knowing—and having brought a certain part, he laid [it] at the feet of the apostles.

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.

New Heart English Bible
and kept back part of the price, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part, and put 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Ananias and Sapphira
1Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 2With his wife’s full knowledge, he kept back some of the proceeds for himself, but brought a portion and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 3Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and withhold some of the proceeds from the land?…

Cross References
Acts 2:44
All the believers were together and had everything in common.

Acts 4:35
and lay them at the apostles' feet for distribution to anyone as he had need.

Acts 4:37
sold a field he owned, brought the money, and laid 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 filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and withhold some of the proceeds from the land?

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


Treasury of Scripture

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.

kept.

Joshua 7:11,12
Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it even among their own stuff…

2 Kings 5:21-25
So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when Naaman saw him running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well? …

Malachi 1:14
But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.

his.

Acts 5:9
Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.

laid.

Acts 4:34,35,37
Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, …

Matthew 6:2,3
Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward…

Matthew 23:5
But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,









(2) And kept back part of the price.--The mere act of keeping back would not in itself have been sinful. The money was his own, to give the whole or part (Acts 5:4). But the formal act, apparently reproducing that of Barnabas, was an acted lie. The part was offered as if it were the whole. The word for "kept back" is rendered "purloining" in Titus 2:10, and always carried with it the idea of stealthy and dishonest appropriation. It is used in the LXX. of Joshua 7:1, as describing the sin of Achan.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[With]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[his]
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

wife’s
γυναικός (gynaikos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

full knowledge,
συνειδυίης (syneiduiēs)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 4894: To know, consider, be privy to.

he kept back
ἐνοσφίσατο (enosphisato)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3557: To rob; mid: To set apart for myself, appropriate for my own benefit, purloin.

[some] of
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

proceeds [for himself],
τιμῆς (timēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 5092: A price, honor. From tino; a value, i.e. Money paid, or valuables; by analogy, esteem, or the dignity itself.

[but]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

brought
ἐνέγκας (enenkas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5342: To carry, bear, bring; I conduct, lead; perhaps: I make publicly known. A primary verb.

a
τι (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

portion
μέρος (meros)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3313: A part, portion, share. From an obsolete but more primary form of meiromai; a division or share.

[and] laid [it]
ἔθηκεν (ethēken)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5087: To put, place, lay, set, fix, establish. A prolonged form of a primary theo to place.

at
παρὰ (para)
Preposition
Strong's 3844: Gen: from; dat: beside, in the presence of; acc: alongside of.

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

apostles’
ἀποστόλων (apostolōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 652: From apostello; a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ.

feet.
πόδας (podas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4228: The foot. A primary word; a 'foot'.


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