New American Standard Bible
And Peter responded to her, "Tell me whether you sold the land for such and such a price?" And she said, "Yes, that was the price."
King James Bible
And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.
Darby Bible Translation
And Peter answered her, Tell me if ye gave the estate for so much? And she said, Yes, for so much.
World English Bible
Peter answered her, "Tell me whether you sold the land for so much." She said, "Yes, for so much."
Young's Literal Translation
and Peter answered her, 'Tell me if for so much ye sold the place;' and she said, 'Yes, for so much.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For so much - That is, for the sum which Ananias had presented. This was true, that this sum had been received for it; but it was also true that a larger sum had been received. It is as really a falsehood to deceive in this manner, as it would have been to have affirmed that they received much "more" than they actually did for the land. Falsehood consists in making an erroneous representation of a thing in any way for the purpose of deceiving. And "this" species is much more common than an open and bold lie, affirming what is in no sense true.
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and kept back some of the price for himself, with his wife's full knowledge, and bringing a portion of it, he laid it at the apostles' feet.
Now there elapsed an interval of about three hours, and his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
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