Acts 8:1-4

And Saul approved of their killing him.

The Church Persecuted and Scattered

1 On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.
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.

Philip in Samaria

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

Acts 8:1-4 In-Context

1 And Saul approved of their killing him. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.
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.
7 For with shrieks, impure spirits came out of many, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed.
8 So there was great joy in that city.

Cross References 7

  • 1. Acts 7:58
  • 2. ver 4; Acts 11:19
  • 3. Acts 9:31
  • 4. Acts 7:58
  • 5. Ac 9:1,13,21; Acts 22:4,19; Acts 26:10,11; 1 Corinthians 15:9; Galatians 1:13,23; Philippians 3:6; 1 Timothy 1:13
  • 6. ver 1
  • 7. Acts 15:35