1 There was also a man called Ananias. He and his wife, Sapphira, agreed to sell a property;
Lev 10:1-3 John 6:37 2Tim 2:20 Matt 13:47-48 Josh 6:1
2 but with his wife's connivance he kept back part of the price and brought the rest and presented it to the apostles.
Acts 4:37 1Tim 6:10 2Kgs 5:21-25 2Pet 2:14-15 Acts 4:34-35 Acts 5:3 John 12:6
3 Peter said, 'Ananias, how can Satan have so possessed you that you should lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land?
Acts 5:9 John 13:2 John 13:27 1Pet 5:8 Acts 5:2 Eccl 5:4 Isa 29:15
4 While you still owned the land, wasn't it yours to keep, and after you had sold it wasn't the money yours to do with as you liked? What put this scheme into your mind? You have been lying not to men, but to God.'
Acts 5:3 1Chr 29:3 1Chr 29:5 1Chr 29:9 1Chr 29:17 1Cor 8:8 1Cor 9:5-17
5 When he heard this Ananias fell down dead. And a great fear came upon everyone present.
Acts 5:10-11 Acts 2:43 1Chr 13:12 1Chr 15:13 1Cor 4:21 1Sam 6:19-21 2Cor 7:11
6 The younger men got up, wrapped up the body, carried it out and buried it.
John 19:40 2Sam 18:17 Deut 21:23 Lev 10:4-6
7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had taken place.
8 Peter challenged her, 'Tell me, was this the price you sold the land for?' 'Yes,' she said, 'that was the price.'
9 Peter then said, 'Why did you and your husband agree to put the Spirit of the Lord to the test? Listen! At the door are the footsteps of those who have buried your husband; they will carry you out, too.'
1Cor 10:9 Acts 5:3-4 Ps 78:18-20 Ps 78:40-41 Ps 78:56 Ps 95:8-11 2Kgs 6:32
10 Instantly she dropped dead at his feet. When the young men came in they found she was dead, and they carried her out and buried her by the side of her husband.
11 And a great fear came upon the whole church and on all who heard it.
Acts 5:5 Acts 19:17 1Cor 10:11-12 1Pet 1:17 Heb 4:1 Heb 11:7 Heb 12:15
12 The apostles worked many signs and miracles among the people. One in heart, they all used to meet in the Portico of Solomon.
Acts 3:11 Acts 19:11 John 10:23 2Cor 12:12 Acts 14:3 Heb 2:4 Rom 15:19
13 No one else dared to join them, but the people were loud in their praise
Acts 2:47 Acts 4:21 1Kgs 17:18 1Sam 16:4-5 2Pet 2:20-22 Acts 5:5 Acts 19:17
14 and the numbers of men and women who came to believe in the Lord increased steadily. Many signs and wonders were worked among the people at the hands of the apostles
Acts 2:47 1Cor 11:11-12 2Sam 6:19 Acts 2:41 Acts 4:4 Acts 6:7 Acts 8:3
15 so that the sick were even taken out into the streets and laid on beds and sleeping-mats in the hope that at least the shadow of Peter might fall across some of them as he went past.
Matt 14:36 Acts 19:11-12 Matt 9:21 John 14:12
16 People even came crowding in from the towns round about Jerusalem, bringing with them their sick and those tormented by unclean spirits, and all of them were cured.
Mark 16:17-18 1Cor 12:9 Acts 4:30 Jas 5:16 John 14:12 Luke 5:17 Luke 9:11
17 Then the high priest intervened with all his supporters from the party of the Sadducees. Filled with jealousy,
Acts 7:9 Acts 13:45 Acts 17:5 1Sam 18:12-16 Eccl 4:4 Job 5:2 John 11:47-49
18 they arrested the apostles and had them put in the public gaol.
Acts 4:3 Luke 21:12 2Cor 11:23 Acts 8:3 Acts 12:5-7 Acts 16:23-27 Heb 11:36
19 But at night the angel of the Lord opened the prison gates and said as he led them out,
Acts 16:26 Acts 8:26 Acts 27:23 Ps 105:17-20 Acts 12:7-11 Isa 61:1 Matt 1:20
20 'Go and take up position in the Temple, and tell the people all about this new Life.'
John 6:68 John 6:63 1John 1:1-3 1John 5:11-12 Acts 11:14 Exod 24:3 Isa 58:1
21 They did as they were told; they went into the Temple at dawn and began to preach. When the high priest arrived, he and his supporters convened the Sanhedrin -- this was the full Senate of Israel -- and sent to the gaol for them to be brought.
John 8:2 Acts 4:5-7 Acts 5:17 Acts 5:24-25 Acts 5:27 Acts 5:34 Acts 5:41
22 But when the officials arrived at the prison they found they were not inside, so they went back and reported,
23 'We found the gaol securely locked and the warders on duty at the gates, but when we unlocked the door we found no one inside.'
Acts 5:19 Dan 3:11-25 Dan 6:22-24 John 8:59 Lam 3:37 Lam 3:55-58 Matt 27:63-66
24 When the captain of the Temple and the chief priests heard this news they wondered what could be happening.
Acts 4:1 Acts 5:26 Acts 2:12 Acts 4:16-17 Acts 4:21 Dan 2:34-35 Dan 2:44-45
25 Then a man arrived with fresh news. 'Look!' he said, 'the men you imprisoned are in the Temple. They are standing there preaching to the people.'
26 The captain went with his men and fetched them -- though not by force, for they were afraid that the people might stone them.
Acts 5:13 Acts 4:21 Acts 5:24 Luke 20:6 Luke 20:19 Luke 22:2 Matt 14:5
27 When they had brought them in to face the Sanhedrin, the high priest demanded an explanation.
Matt 5:22 Acts 4:7 Acts 6:12 Acts 22:30-1 Luke 22:66
28 'We gave you a strong warning', he said, 'not to preach in this name, and what have you done? You have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and seem determined to fix the guilt for this man's death on us.'
Matt 27:25 Acts 7:52 Acts 4:10-11 1Kgs 18:17-18 1Kgs 21:20 1Kgs 22:8 1Thess 2:15-16
29 In reply Peter and the apostles said, 'Obedience to God comes before obedience to men;
Acts 4:19 1Sam 15:24 Mark 7:7-9 Gen 3:17 Rev 14:8-12
30 it was the God of our ancestors who raised up Jesus, whom you executed by hanging on a tree.
1Pet 2:24 Gal 3:13 Acts 10:39 1Chr 12:17 1Chr 29:18 Acts 2:22-24 Acts 2:32
31 By his own right hand God has now raised him up to be leader and Saviour, to give repentance and forgiveness of sins through him to Israel.
Acts 2:33 Luke 24:47 Acts 11:18 Luke 2:11 Acts 3:15 Heb 2:10 Isa 9:6
32 We are witnesses to this, we and the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.'
John 15:26-27 Heb 2:3-4 Acts 1:8 Acts 2:4 Acts 2:32 Acts 10:39-41 Acts 13:31
33 This so infuriated them that they wanted to put them to death.
Acts 2:37 Acts 7:54 Luke 4:28-29 John 16:2 Matt 10:21 Matt 24:9 Acts 9:23
34 One member of the Sanhedrin, however, a Pharisee called Gamaliel, who was a teacher of the Law respected by the whole people, stood up and asked to have the men taken outside for a time.
Acts 22:3 Luke 2:46 Luke 5:17 Acts 4:15 Acts 23:7-9 John 7:50-53 Ps 76:10
35 Then he addressed the Sanhedrin, 'Men of Israel, be careful how you deal with these people.
Acts 19:36 Acts 22:26 Jer 26:19 Matt 27:19
36 Some time ago there arose Theudas. He claimed to be someone important, and collected about four hundred followers; but when he was killed, all his followers scattered and that was the end of them.
Acts 8:9 Acts 21:38 2Pet 2:2 2Pet 2:18 2Thess 2:3-7 Gal 2:6 Gal 6:3
37 And then there was Judas the Galilean, at the time of the census, who attracted crowds of supporters; but he was killed too, and all his followers dispersed.
Luke 2:1-2 Job 20:5-9 Luke 13:1-2 Matt 26:52 Ps 7:14-15 Ps 9:15-16
38 What I suggest, therefore, is that you leave these men alone and let them go. If this enterprise, this movement of theirs, is of human origin it will break up of its own accord;
Matt 15:13 Lam 3:37 1Cor 3:19 Job 5:12-14 1Cor 1:26-28 Isa 7:5-7 Isa 8:9-10
39 but if it does in fact come from God you will be unable to destroy them. Take care not to find yourselves fighting against God.' His advice was accepted;
Prov 21:30 Acts 7:51 1Cor 1:25 Acts 11:17 Isa 46:10 Matt 16:18 1Cor 10:22
40 and they had the apostles called in, gave orders for them to be flogged, warned them not to speak in the name of Jesus and released them.
Matt 10:17 Mark 13:9 2Cor 11:24 Acts 4:17-21 Acts 5:28 Amos 2:12 Isa 30:10
41 And so they left the presence of the Sanhedrin, glad to have had the honour of suffering humiliation for the sake of the name.
1Pet 4:13-16 Jas 1:2 John 15:21 Heb 12:2 Luke 6:22 Phil 1:29 2Cor 12:10
42 Every day they went on ceaselessly teaching and proclaiming the good news of Christ Jesus, both in the temple and in private houses.
Acts 2:46 Acts 8:35 Acts 20:20 1Cor 2:2 2Sam 6:22 2Tim 4:2 Acts 3:1-10