Acts 5:5
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.

Berean Study Bible
On hearing these words, Ananias fell down and died. And great fear came over all who heard what had happened.

Berean Literal Bible
And hearing these words, Ananias, having fallen down, breathed his last. And great fear came upon all those hearing.

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
As soon as Ananias heard this, he dropped dead, and everyone who heard about it was frightened.

Good News Translation
As soon as Ananias heard this, he fell down dead; and all who heard about it were terrified.

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.

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

New American Standard 1977
And as he heard these words, Ananias fell down and breathed his last; and great fear came upon all who heard of it.

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,
Study Bible
Ananias and Sapphira
4Did it not belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? How could you conceive such a deed in your heart? You have not lied to men, but to God!” 5On hearing these words, Ananias fell down and died. And great fear came over all who heard what had happened. 6Then the young men stepped forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and 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, "Oh, Lord GOD, will You bring the remnant of Israel to a complete end?"

Acts 2:43
A sense of awe came over everyone, and the apostles performed many wonders and signs.

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

Acts 5:11
And great fear came over 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: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband…

Acts 13:11
And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.

Numbers 16:26-33
And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins…

great.

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

Acts 2:43
And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

Leviticus 10:3
Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.







Lexicon
On hearing
Ἀκούων (Akouōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

these
τούτους (toutous)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

words,
λόγους (logous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

Ananias
Ἁνανίας (Hananias)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 367: Of Hebrew origin; Ananias, the name of three Israelites.

fell down
πεσὼν (pesōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4098: A reduplicated and contracted form of peto; probably akin to petomai through the idea of alighting; to fall.

[and] died.
ἐξέψυξεν (exepsyxen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1634: To breathe my last, die, expire. From ek and psucho; to expire.

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

great
μέγας (megas)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3173: Large, great, in the widest sense.

fear
φόβος (phobos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5401: (a) fear, terror, alarm, (b) the object or cause of fear, (c) reverence, respect. From a primary phebomai; alarm or fright.

came
ἐγένετο (egeneto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

over
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

all
πάντας (pantas)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

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

heard [what had happened].
ἀκούοντας (akouontas)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.
(5) Ananias hearing these words fell down.--It is to be noted that St. Peter's words, while they press home the intensity of the guilt, do not contain any formal sentence. In such a case we may rightly trace that union of natural causation and divine purpose which we express in the familiar phrase that speaks of "the visitation of God" as a cause of death. The shame and agony of detection, the horror of conscience not yet dead, were enough to paralyse the powers of life. Retribution is not less a divine act because it comes, through the working of divine laws, as the natural consequence of the sin which draws it down. It was necessary, we may reverently say, that this special form of evil, this worst corruption of the best, should be manifestly condemned on its first appearance by a divine judgment. And we must remember that there is a silence which we may not dare to break as to all but the visible judgment. The dominant apostolic idea of such punishments was that men were delivered to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit might be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus (1Corinthians 5:5). St. Peter himself speaks of those who are "judged according to men in the flesh," who yet "live according to God in the spirit" (1Peter 4:6).

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. 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.
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