And Saul was consenting to his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all dispersed 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 hauling men and women committed [them] to prison.
Therefore they that were dispersed went every where preaching the word.
Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ to them.
And the people with one accord gave heed to those things which Philip spoke, hearing and seeing the miracles which he performed.