Acts 8:1-8 NAS

Saul Persecutes the Church

1 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.

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    • a 8:1 - Lit "occurred"
      3 But 5Saul began ravaging the church, entering house after house, and 6dragging off men and women, he would put them in prison.

      Philip in Samaria

      4 Therefore, those 7who had been scattered went about 8preaching the word.

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        • b 8:4 - Or "bringing the good news of"
          5 9Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming Christ to them.

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            • c 8:5 - I.e. the Messiah
              6 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.

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                • d 8:6 - Or "attesting miracles"
                  7 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.

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                  8 So there was 12much rejoicing in that city.

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