January 1, 2018

Posted on January 1, 2018

January 1, 2018

Acts 5:1 — Acts 5:16

1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a piece of property

2 And put aside for himself some of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it. And he brought some part of it and laid it at the feet of the apostles.

3 But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to deceive the Holy Spirit and to put aside for yourself some of the proceeds of the land?

4 While it remained, was it not your own? And when it was sold, was it not under your authority? Why is it that you have contrived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.

5 And when Ananias heard these words, he fell down and expired; and great fear came upon all those who heard this.

6 And the young men arose and wrapped him up; and carrying him out, they buried him.

7 And it happened that after an interval of about three hours, his wife, not knowing what had happened, came in.

8 And Peter answered her, Tell me whether you have sold the land for this much? And she said, Yes, for this much.

9 And Peter said to her, Why is it that it was agreed between you two to test the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.

10 And she fell down instantly at his feet and expired. And the young men came in and found her dead; and carrying her out, they buried her with her husband.

11 And great fear came upon the whole church and upon all those who heard these things.

12 And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders took place among the people; and they were all with one accord in the portico of Solomon.

13 And none of the rest dared to join themselves to them, but the people magnified them.

14 And believers were all the more being added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women,

15 So that they even carried the sick out into the streets and placed them on cots and mats, in order that when Peter came, at least his shadow might overshadow some of them.

16 And the multitude from the cities surrounding Jerusalem also came together, carrying the sick and those troubled by unclean spirits, for such ones were all being healed.

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