Acts 8:1-3 ESV

Saul Ravages the Church

1 And 1Saul 2approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and 3they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

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2 Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him.
3 But 4Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he 5dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.