But there was a man named Ananias, who with his wife Sapphria sold some property that belonged to them. But with his wife’s agreement he kept part of the money for himself and turned the rest over to the apostles.
Peter said to him, “Ananias, why did you let Satan take control of you and make you lie to the Holy Sprit by keeping part of the money you received for the property? Before you sold the property it belong to you; and after you sold it, the money was yours. Why, then, did you decide to do such as thing? You have not lied to men—you have lied to God!”
As soon as Ananias heard this, he fell down dead; and all who heard about it were terrified. The young men came in, wrapped up his body, carried him out, and buried him.
About thee hours later his wife, not knowing what had happened, came in. Peter asked her, “Tell me, was this the full amount you and your husband received for your property?” “Yes,” she answered, “the full amount.”
So Peter said to her, “Why did you and your husband decide to put the Lord’s Spirit to the test? The men who buried your husband are at the door right now, and they will carry you out too!”
At once she
fell down at his feet and died. The
young men came in and saw that she was dead, so they carried her out and
buried her beside her husband.