Acts 5:6

6 The young men rose and 1wrapped him up and carried him out and buried him.

Acts 5:6 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 5:6

And the young men arose
The younger brethren of the church, who were robust, and strong, and fit for the following service: these rose up from their seats at once, not willing that such an awful spectacle should lie long before them:

and wound him up;
in linen clothes, as was the manner of the Jews:

and carried him out:
of the house where they were, and out of the city; for the burying places of the Jews were without the city:

and buried him;
which was all done in a very short time, as appears by what follows.

Acts 5:6 In-Context

4 While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God."
5 When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it.
6 The young men rose and wrapped him up and carried him out and buried him.
7 After an interval of about three hours his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
8 And Peter said to her, "Tell me whether you sold the land for so much." And she said, "Yes, for so much."

Cross References 1

  • 1. [Acts 8:2; Ezekiel 29:5; John 19:40]
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