Acts 8:4

Philip in Samaria

4 Therefore, those 1who had been scattered went about 2preaching the word.

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 Some devout men buried Stephen, and made loud lamentation over him.
3 But Saul began ravaging the church, entering house after house, and dragging off men and women, he would put them in prison.
4 Therefore, those who had been scattered went about preaching the word.
5 Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming Christ to them.
6 The crowds with one accord were giving attention to what was said by Philip, as they heard and saw the signs which he was performing.

Cross References 2

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "bringing the good news of"
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