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.2
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?6
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."8
When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died.9 And great fear10 seized all who heard what had happened.
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