Acts 5 ©
Ananias and Sapphira, profanely tempting the Holy Ghost with a lie, at Peter's rebuke fall down dead. The apostles work many miracles to the great increase of the faith. They are all imprisoned, but released by an angel, and sent to preach openly in the temple: being brought before the council, they support their witness with great freedom. The council are restrained from killing them by the advice of Gamaliel, but beat and dismiss them with a charge not to speak in the name of Jesus. They rejoice in their sufferings, and cease not to preach Christ both in public and private.
Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but eunto God.
And the young men arose, hwound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.
And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.
And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.
kThen fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the *ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.
lAnd great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.
¶mAnd by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and nthey were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.
And when they heard that, xthey entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. yBut the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.
But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned, and told,
Saying, zThe prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing *without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.
kHim hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and la Saviour, for to give mrepentance to Israel, and nforgiveness of sins.