Acts 8:4

Philip in Samaria

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 But devout men buried Stephen and mourned deeply over him.
3 Saul, however, was ravaging the church, and he would enter house after house, drag off men and women, and put them in prison.
4 So those who were scattered went on their way proclaiming the message of good news.
5 Philip went down to a city in Samaria and preached the Messiah to them.
6 The crowds paid attention with one mind to what Philip said, as they heard and saw the signs he was performing.