11Saul was in heartyagreement with putting him to death. And on that day a greatpersecutionabeganagainst2 the church in Jerusalem, and they were all3scatteredthroughout the regions of Judea and 4Samaria, except the apostles.
Some devoutmenburiedStephen, and madeloudlamentationover him.
But 5Saul began ravaging the church, enteringhouseafterhouse, and 6dragging off men and women, he would put them in prison.
4Therefore, those7who had been scatteredwentaboutb8preaching the word.
59Philipwentdown to the city of Samaria and began proclaimingcChrist to them.
The crowds with oneaccord were givingattention to what was said by Philip, as they heard and saw the dsignswhich he was performing.
For in the case of many who had10uncleanspirits, they were coming out of them shouting with a loudvoice ; and many who had been 11paralyzed and lame were healed.
8So there was 12muchrejoicing in that city.
9Now there was a mannamedSimon, who formerly was practicing13magic in the city and astonishing the people of Samaria, 14claiming to be someonegreat ;
and they all, from smallest to greatest, were givingattention to him, saying, "15Thisman is what is called the GreatPower of God."