1Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. And on that day a great persecution began against2 the church in Jerusalem, and they were all3 scattered throughout the regions of Judea and 4 Samaria, except the apostles.
Some devout men buried Stephen, and made loud lamentation over him.
But 5Saul began ravaging the church, entering house after house, and 6dragging off men and women, he would put them in prison.
Therefore, those 7who had been scattered went about 8preaching the word.
9Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming Christ to them.
The crowds with one accord were giving attention to what was said by Philip, as they heard and saw the signs which he was performing.
For in the case of many who had 10unclean spirits, they were coming out of them shouting with a loud voice; and many who had been 11paralyzed and lame were healed.
So there was 12much rejoicing in that city.