And Saul was consenting to his death. And on that day a great persecution arose against the church in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the region of Judea and Sama'ria, except the apostles.
Devout men buried Stephen, and made great lamentation over him.
But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.
Now those who were scattered went about preaching the word.
Philip went down to a city of Sama'ria, and proclaimed to them the Christ.
And the multitudes with one accord gave heed to what was said by Philip, when they heard him and saw the signs which he did.
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