New American Standard Bible
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.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
and put aside for himself part of the price, his wife also being privy to it; and having brought a certain part, laid it at the feet of 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And kept back - The word used here means properly "to separate, to part:" and then it means to "separate surreptitiously or clandestinely for our own use" a part of public property, as taxes, etc. It is used but three times in the New Testament, Acts 5:3, and in Titus 2:10, where it is rendered "purloining." Here it means that they "secretly" kept back a part, while "professedly" devoting all to God.
His wife also being privy to it - His wife "knowing it," and evidently concurring in it.
And laid it at the apostles' feet - This was evidently an act professedly of devoting all to God. Compare Acts 4:37; also Acts 5:8-9. That this was his "profession," or "pretence," is further implied in the fact that Peter charges him with having "lied" unto God, Acts 5:3-4.
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'Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation, 18. And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison. 19. But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, 20. Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life. 21. And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest …
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And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common;
and lay them at the apostles' feet, and they would be distributed to each as any had need.
and who owned a tract of land, sold it and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.
But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property,
But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land?
And Peter responded to her, "Tell me whether you sold the land for such and such a price?" And she said, "Yes, that was the price."
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