Acts 8:1-6 GW

1 Saul approved of putting Stephen to death. On that day widespread persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem. Most believers, except the apostles, were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.
2 Devout men buried Stephen as they mourned loudly for him.
3 Saul tried to destroy the church. He dragged men and women out of one home after another and threw them into prison.
4 The believers who were scattered went from place to place, where they spread the word.
5 Philip went to the city of Samaria and told people about the Messiah.
6 The crowds paid close attention to what Philip said. They listened to him and saw the miracles that he performed.