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.
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

5 9Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming Christ to them.
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.
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.
8 So there was 12much rejoicing in that city.