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Acts 5:1-3

The Judgment on Ananias and Sapphira

5:1 Now a man named Ananias, together with Sapphira his wife, sold a piece of property. 5:2 He 1  kept back for himself part of the proceeds with his wife’s knowledge; he brought 2  only part of it and placed it at the apostles’ feet. 5:3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled 3  your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back for yourself part of the proceeds from the sale of 4  the land?

1 tn Grk “And he.” Because of the length of the Greek sentence and the tendency of contemporary English style to use shorter sentences, καί (kai) has not been translated here.

2 tn The participle ἐνέγκας (enenka") has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style.

3 sn This is a good example of the Greek verb fill (πληρόω, plhrow) meaning “to exercise control over someone’s thought and action” (cf. Eph 5:18).

4 tn The words “from the sale of” are not in the Greek text, but are supplied to clarify the meaning, since the phrase “proceeds from the land” could possibly be understood as crops rather than money from the sale.

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