New International Version
Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.
King James Bible
Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.
Darby Bible Translation
Those then that had been scattered went through [the countries] announcing the glad tidings of the word.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They that were scattered - went every where preaching - Thus the very means devised by Satan to destroy the Church became the very instruments of its diffusion and establishment. What are counsel, or might, or cunning, or rage, or malice, against the Lord, whether they are excited by men or devils!
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'Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.'--ACTS viii. 21. The era of the birth of Christianity was one of fermenting opinion and decaying faith. Then, as now, men's minds were seething and unsettled, and that unrest which is the precursor of great changes in intellectual and spiritual habitudes affected the civilised world. Such a period is ever one of predisposition to superstition. The one true bond which unites God and man being obscured, …
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just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word.
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.
But when they believed Philip as he proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that broke out when Stephen was killed traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, spreading the word only among Jews.
But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, where they and many others taught and preached the word of the Lord.
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