Acts 8:1

Overview - Acts 8
By occasion of the persecution in Jerusalem, the church being planted in Samaria, by Philip the deacon, who preached, did miracles, and baptized many;
among the rest Simon the sorcerer, a great seducer of the people;
14 Peter and John come to confirm and enlarge the church; where, by prayer and imposition of hands giving the Holy Ghost;
18 when Simon would have bought the like power of them, Peter sharply reproving his hypocrisy and covetousness, and exhorting him to repentance, together with John preaching the word of the Lord, return to Jerusalem;
26 but the angel sends Philip to teach and baptize the Ethiopian Eunuch.
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Acts 8:1  (King James Version)
And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.

And Saul
This clause evidently belongs to the conclusion of the previous chapter; there is scarcely a worse division of chapters than this.
7:58 22:20

Acts 5:33 Acts 5:40 7:54 Matthew 10:25-28 ; 22:6 23:34 Luke 11:49 Luke 11:50 ; John 15:20 ; 16:2

the church
2:47 7:38 11:22 13:1

and they
4 ; 11:19-21 Matthew 5:13 ; Philippians 1:12

14 ; 1:8 John 4:39-42

Acts 5:18 Acts 5:20 Acts 5:33 Acts 5:40 Exodus 10:28 Exodus 10:29 ; Nehemiah 6:3 ; Daniel 3:16-18 ; Daniel 6:10 Daniel 6:23 Hebrews 11:27