And Saul1 was there, giving approval to his death. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church at Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered2 throughout Judea and Samaria.3
Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him.
But Saul4 began to destroy the church.5 Going from house to house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison.
Those who had been scattered6 preached the word wherever they went.7