New Living Translation
But the believers who were scattered preached the Good News about Jesus 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:4 Therefore they that were dispersed went every where - These very words are reassumed, after as it were a long parenthesis, chap. xi, 19, Ac 11:19 and the thread of the story continued.
LibraryPeriod iii. The Critical Period: A. D. 140 to A. D. 200
The interval between the close of the post-apostolic age and the end of the second century, or from about 140 to 200, may be called the Critical Period of Ancient Christianity. In this period there grew up conceptions of Christianity which were felt by the Church, as a whole, to be fundamentally opposed to its essential spirit and to constitute a serious menace to the Christian faith as it had been commonly received. These conceptions, which grew up both alongside of, and within the Church, have …
Joseph Cullen Ayer Jr., Ph.D.—A Source Book for Ancient Church History
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They used the eyewitness reports circulating among us from the early disciples.
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.
But now the people believed Philip's message of Good News concerning the Kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ. As a result, many men and women were baptized.
Meanwhile, the believers who had been scattered during the persecution after Stephen's death traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch of Syria. They preached the word of God, but only to Jews.
Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch. They and many others taught and preached the word of the Lord there.
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