Acts 5:8

8 "Tell me," Peter asked her, "did you sell the field for this price?" "Yes," she said, "for that price."

Acts 5:8 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 5:8

And Peter answered unto her
Who might be inquiring for her husband; though such a way of speaking was common with the Jews, when nothing goes before to which the answer is made; of which there are frequent instances in the sacred writings:

tell me whether ye sold the land for so much;
naming the sum of money which Ananias had brought; though the historian does not mention it. The Vulgate Latin and Ethiopic versions read, "tell me, O woman" not calling her by her name, as he did her husband, ( Acts 5:3 )

yea, she said for so much;
just that sum, and no more.

Acts 5:8 In-Context

6 The young men got up, wrapped [his body], carried him out, and buried him.
7 There was an interval of about three hours; then his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
8 "Tell me," Peter asked her, "did you sell the field for this price?" "Yes," she said, "for that price."
9 Then Peter said to her, "Why did you agree to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look! The feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out!"
10 Instantly she dropped dead at his feet. When the young men came in, they found her dead, carried her out, and buried her beside her husband.