Acts 5:2
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Acts 5:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Kept back (ἐνοσφίσατο)

Only here, Acts 5:3, and Titus 2:10, where it is rendered purloining. From νόσφι, aloof, apart. The verb means to set apart for one's self; hence to appropriate wrongfully.

Acts 5:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

kept.

Joshua 7:11,12 Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing...

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...

Malachi 1:14 But cursed be the deceiver, which has in his flock a male, and vows, and sacrifices to the LORD a corrupt thing: for I am a great King...

Malachi 3:8,9 Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me. But you say, Wherein have we robbed you? In tithes and offerings...

John 12:6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bore what was put therein.

1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith...

2 Peter 2:14,15 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls...

his.

Acts 5:9 Then Peter said to her, How is it that you have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold...

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...

Matthew 6:2,3 Therefore when you do your alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets...

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,

Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

Cross References
Acts 2:44
And all who believed were together and had all things in common.

Acts 4:35
and laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

Acts 4:37
sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.

Acts 5:1
But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property,

Acts 5:3
But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land?

Acts 5:8
And Peter said to her, "Tell me whether you sold the land for so much." And she said, "Yes, for so much."

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