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.

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.

New King James Version
Then Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and breathed his last. So great fear came upon all those who heard these things.

New American Standard Bible
And as he heard these words, Ananias collapsed and died; and great fear came over all who heard about it.

NASB 1995
And as he heard these words, Ananias fell down and breathed his last; and great fear came over all who heard of it.

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

Amplified Bible
And hearing these words, Ananias fell down suddenly and died; and great fear and awe gripped those who heard of it.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and Ananias hearing these words, having fallen down, expired, and great fear came on all who heard these things,

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.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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!” 5 On 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, finding her dead, 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.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
On hearing
Ἀκούων (Akouōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 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 3778: This; he, she, it.

words,
λόγους (logous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 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 367: Of Hebrew origin; Ananias, the name of three Israelites.

fell down
πεσὼν (pesōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 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 1634: To breathe my last, die, expire. From ek and psucho; to expire.

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

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

fear
φόβος (phobos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 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 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 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

all
πάντας (pantas)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 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 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 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.


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