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

New Living Translation
But the believers who were scattered preached the Good News about Jesus wherever they went.

English Standard Version
Now those who were scattered went about preaching the word.

Berean Study Bible
Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore indeed those having been scattered went about preaching the word.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore, those who had been scattered went about preaching the word.

King James Bible
Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So those who were scattered went on their way preaching the message of good news.

International Standard Version
Now those who were scattered went from place to place preaching the word.

NET Bible
Now those who had been forced to scatter went around proclaiming the good news of the word.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore those who were scattered abroad went around proclaiming the word.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Those who were scattered were traveling and preaching the word of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The believers who were scattered went from place to place, where they spread the word.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore, those who had been scattered went about preaching the word.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But those that were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the word of the gospel.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore they that were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the word.

American King James Version
Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.

American Standard Version
They therefore that were scattered abroad, went about preaching the word.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They therefore that were dispersed, went about preaching the word of God.

Darby Bible Translation
Those then that had been scattered went through [the countries] announcing the glad tidings of the word.

English Revised Version
They therefore that were scattered abroad went about preaching the word.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore they that were dispersed went every where preaching the word.

Weymouth New Testament
Those, however, who were scattered abroad went from place to place spreading the Good News of God's Message;

World English Bible
Therefore those who were scattered abroad went around preaching the word.

Young's Literal Translation
they then indeed, having been scattered, went abroad proclaiming good news -- the word.
Study Bible
Philip in Samaria
3But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison. 4Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. 5Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Christ to them.…
Cross References
Luke 1:2
just as they were handed down to us by the initial eyewitnesses and servants of the word.

Acts 8:1
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.

Acts 8:12
But when they believed Philip as he preached the gospel of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

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 15:35
But Paul and Barnabas remained at Antioch, along with many others, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord.
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.

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

Acts 14:2-7 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their …

Matthew 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee you into another: …

1 Thessalonians 2:2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, …

(4) They that were scattered abroad.--These. As has been said above, would in all probability be Stephen's Hellenistic fellow-workers and followers. As in later ages, the axiom that "the blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church," held true from the beginning. The attempt to stamp out the new faith did but give it a wider scope of action, and urged it on to pass the limits within which it might otherwise have been confined for a much longer period.

Preaching the word.--Better, preaching the glad tidings of the word.

Verse 4. - They therefore for therefore they, A.V.; about for everywhere, A.V. Went about; i.e. from place to place, and wherever they went they preached the Word. Διέρχομαι here is used in the same sense as in ver. 40, and in Acts 10:38; Acts 17:23; Acts 20:25, and elsewhere. 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. 4. they that were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching—Though solemnly enjoined to do this (Lu 24:47; Ac 1:8), they would probably have lingered at Jerusalem, but for this besom of persecution which swept them out. How often has the rage of Christ's enemies thus "turned out rather unto the furtherance of the Gospel" (see Php 1:12, 13).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.
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