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Chapter 5

Acts 5:1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold land,

Acts 5:2 but kept back part of the price, his wife also being aware to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

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

Acts 5:4 While it remained, was it not your own? After it was sold, was it not in your own power? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men, but to God.

Acts 5:5 Then Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.

Acts 5:6 So the young men arose, wrapped him up, and took him away, and buried him.

Acts 5:7 It was about the space of three hours later, when his wife, not knowing what had happened, came in.

Acts 5:8 Then Peter answered her, Tell me whether you sold the land for so much? And she said, yes for so much.

Acts 5:9 Then Peter said to her, How is it that you have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and will take you away.

Acts 5:10 Immediately she fell down at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead and taking her away, buried her by her husband.

Acts 5:11 So great fear came upon all the assembly, and upon as many as heard these things.

Acts 5:12 For by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders done among the people; and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s Porch.

Acts 5:13 But of the rest no man dared join himself to them: but the people magnified them.

Acts 5:14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.

Acts 5:15 So much so that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.

Acts 5:16 There came also a multitude out of the cities around Jerusalem, bringing sick people, and those who were possessed with unclean spirits: and they were all healed.

Acts 5:17 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,

Acts 5:18 and laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.

Acts 5:19 But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them out, and said,

Acts 5:20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.

Acts 5:21 When they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the elders of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.

Acts 5:22 But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned and told,

Acts 5:23 saying, the prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing outside before the doors: but when we opened them, we found no man within.

Acts 5:24 Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted what the outcome would be.

Acts 5:25 Then came one and told them, saying, behold, the men who you put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people.

Acts 5:26 Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, unless they should have been stoned.

Acts 5:27 When they had brought them, they placed them before the council: and the high priest asked them,

Acts 5:28 saying, did not we strictly command you that you should not teach in this name? But, behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and intend to bring upon us the blood of this man.

Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, we ought to obey God rather than men.

Acts 5:30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, who you killed and hanged on a tree.

Acts 5:31 He has God exalted with His right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, and to bestow repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Acts 5:32 Now we are His witnesses of these things; and so also is the Holy Spirit, who God has given to them that obey Him.

Acts 5:33 When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to kill them.

Acts 5:34 Then there stood up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the Law, having in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles out a little while;

Acts 5:35 and said to them, You men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what you are about to do concerning these men.

Acts 5:36 For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: Who was killed; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and came to nothing.

Acts 5:37 After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and took away many people after him: he also perished; and all, just as many as obeyed him, were dispersed.

Acts 5:38 Now I say to you, Keep away from these men, and leave them alone: for if this plan or this work be of men, it will come to nothing:

Acts 5:39 But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it; unless you are found to even fight against God.

Acts 5:40 Then to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

Acts 5:41 So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name.

Acts 5:42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they stopped not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.