Acts 8:1
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
Saul was one of the witnesses, and he agreed completely with the killing of Stephen. A great wave of persecution began that day, sweeping over the church in Jerusalem; and all the believers except the apostles were scattered through the regions of Judea and Samaria.

English Standard Version
And Saul approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

Berean Study Bible
And Saul was there, giving approval to Stephen's death. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.

Berean Literal Bible
And Saul was there consenting to his killing. And on that day a great persecution arose against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria.

New American Standard Bible
Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

King James Bible
And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Saul agreed with putting him to death. On that day a severe persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout the land of Judea and Samaria.

International Standard Version
Now Saul heartily approved of putting Stephen to death. That day a severe persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and everyone except for the apostles was scattered throughout the countryside of Judea and Samaria.

NET Bible
And Saul agreed completely with killing him. Saul Begins to Persecute the Church Now on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were forced to scatter throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Shaul was consenting and participating in his murder, and in that day there was great persecution toward the church which was in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered into the villages of Judea, and among the Samaritans, except for the Apostles.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Saul approved of putting Stephen to death. On that day widespread persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem. Most believers, except the apostles, were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.

New American Standard 1977
And Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death.

      And on that day a great persecution arose against the church in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones} which was at Jerusalem, and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.

King James 2000 Bible
And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

American King James Version
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 scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.

American Standard Version
And Saul was consenting unto his death. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church which was in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.

Douay-Rheims Bible
AND at that time there was raised a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all dispersed through the countries of Judea, and Samaria, except the apostles.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul was consenting to his being killed. And on that day there arose a great persecution against the assembly which was in Jerusalem, and all were scattered into the countries of Judaea and Samaria except the apostles.

English Revised Version
And Saul was consenting unto his death. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church which was in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
And Saul fully approved of his murder. At this time a great persecution broke out against the Church in Jerusalem, and all except the Apostles were scattered throughout Judaea and Samaria.

World English Bible
Saul was consenting to his death. A great persecution arose against the assembly which was in Jerusalem in that day. They were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except for the apostles.

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul was assenting to his death, and there came in that day a great persecution upon the assembly in Jerusalem, all also were scattered abroad in the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles;

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:1-4 Though persecution must not drive us from our work, yet it may send us to work elsewhere. Wherever the established believer is driven, he carries the knowledge of the gospel, and makes known the preciousness of Christ in every place. Where a simple desire of doing good influences the heart, it will be found impossible to shut a man out from all opportunities of usefulness.
Study Bible
Saul Persecutes the Church
1And Saul was there, giving approval to Stephen’s death. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 2God-fearing men buried Stephen and mourned deeply over him.…
Cross References
Acts 1:8
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

Acts 7:58
They dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.

Acts 8:2
God-fearing men buried Stephen and mourned deeply over him.

Acts 8:4
Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.

Acts 8:5
Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Christ to them.

Acts 8:14
When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them.

Acts 9:31
Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria experienced a time of peace. It grew in strength and numbers, living in the fear of the Lord and the encouragement of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 11:19
Meanwhile, those scattered by the persecution that began with Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the message only to Jews.

Acts 13:36
For when David had served God's purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep. His body was buried with his fathers and saw decay.

Acts 22:20
And when the blood of Your witness Stephen was shed, I stood there giving my approval and watching over the garments of those who killed him.'
Treasury of Scripture

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 scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.

And Saul. This clause evidently belongs to the conclusion of the previous chapter; there is scarcely a worse division of chapters than this.

Acts 7:58 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid …

Acts 22:20 And when the blood of your martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing …

there.

Acts 5:33,40 When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel …

Acts 7:54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they …

Matthew 10:25-28 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant …

Matthew 22:6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.

Matthew 23:34 Why, behold, I send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and …

Luke 11:49,50 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets …

John 15:20 Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is not greater …

John 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yes, the time comes, that …

the church.

Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord …

Acts 7:38 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel …

Acts 11:22 Then tidings of these things came to the ears of the church which …

Acts 13:1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets …

and they.

Acts 8:4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.

Acts 11:19-21 Now they which were scattered abroad on the persecution that arose …

Matthew 5:13 You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his flavor, …

Philippians 1:12 But I would you should understand, brothers…

Samaria.

Acts 8:14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria …

Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come on …

John 4:39-42 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying …

except.

Acts 5:18,20,33,40 And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison…

Exodus 10:28,29 And Pharaoh said to him, Get you from me, take heed to yourself, …

Nehemiah 6:3 And I sent messengers to them, saying, I am doing a great work, so …

Daniel 3:16-18 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O …

Daniel 6:10,23 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his …

Hebrews 11:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for …

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