Acts 5:6

6 The young men came and wrapped up his body, then 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, were not the proceeds at your disposal? How is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You did not lie to us but to God!"
5 Now when Ananias heard these words, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard of it.
6 The young men came and wrapped up his body, then carried him out and buried him.
7 After an interval of about three hours his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
8 Peter said to her, "Tell me whether you and your husband sold the land for such and such a price." And she said, "Yes, that was the price."

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Meaning of Gk uncertain