And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.
As for Saul, he made havoc of the church. Entering into every house and haling men and women, he committed them to prison.
Therefore those who were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the Word.