Acts 8:4

Philip in Samaria

4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.

Acts 8:4 in Other Translations

4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.
4 Now those who were scattered went about preaching the word.
4 But the believers who were scattered preached the Good News about Jesus wherever they went.
4 Forced to leave home base, the Christians all became missionaries. Wherever they were scattered, they preached the Message about Jesus.
4 So those who were scattered went on their way proclaiming the message of good news.

Acts 8:4 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 8:4

Therefore they that were scattered abroad
By reason of the persecution in Jerusalem: the seventy disciples, and other ministers of the word; or the hundred and twenty, excepting the apostles,

went every where;
or went through
the countries of Judea and Samaria, as far as Phenice, Cyrus, and Antioch:

preaching the word;
the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Ethiopic versions add, "of God", and so some copies; the Gospel, which is the word of God, and not man; which was not of men, nor received from men, but came from God, and by the revelation of Christ; and which was good news and glad tidings, of peace, pardon, righteousness and salvation, by Jesus Christ.

Acts 8:4 In-Context

2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him.
3 But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.
4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.
5 Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there.
6 When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said.

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