Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property.
With his wife's full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself,1 but brought the rest and put it at the apostles' feet.23
Then Peter said, "Ananias, how is it that Satan3 has so filled your heart4 that you have lied to the Holy Spirit5 and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?64
Didn't it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn't the money at your disposal?7 What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God."85
When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died.9 And great fear10 seized all who heard what had happened.
Then the young men came forward, wrapped up his body,11 and carried him out and buried him.
About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
Peter asked her, "Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?" "Yes," she said, "that is the price."129
Peter said to her, "How could you agree to test the Spirit of the Lord?13 Look! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also."
At that moment she fell down at his feet and died.14 Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband.1511
Great fear16 seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders17 among the people. And all the believers used to meet together18 in Solomon's Colonnade.1913
No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.2014
Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.2115
As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter's shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by.2216
Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by evila spirits, and all of them were healed.23