Saul was in full agreement with Stephen's murder. At that time, the church in Jerusalem began to be subjected to vicious harassment. Everyone except the apostles was scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria.
Some pious men buried Stephen and deeply grieved over him.
Saul began to wreak havoc against the church. Entering one house after another, he would drag off both men and women and throw them into prison.
Those who had been scattered moved on, preaching the good news along the way.