But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,…
Christians say that they will give a tenth of their incomes, or more, to the work of Christ; and then comes a hard year of tightening in the market. They now think to themselves with a sweet caution, "I must retrench in benevolence this season." Sometimes Christians make a show of contribution, but adroitly manage to get back a fair percentage.
Parallel VersesKJV: But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,