5:2 he kept back . . . some of the proceeds. Ananias and his wife had the right to keep all of the proceeds from their land since the land and the money was theirs (v. 4). The testimony of the whole church was at risk because of the sins of a few (cf. Lev. 10:1, 2; Num. 16:23–35; Josh. 7:19–25; 2 Sam. 6:1–7).