Acts 8:1-3 TNIV

The Church Persecuted and Scattered

1 And Saul1 approved of their killing him. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered2 throughout Judea and Samaria.3

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2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him.
3 But Saul4 began to destroy the church.5 Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.