6 And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. At that time, the church in Jerusalem began to be subjected to vicious harassment. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Thus, by birth, Saul also had Roman citizenship (Acts … His murderers were many, but we know the name of just one of them: Saul. King James Version (KJV). Saul Ravages the Church 8 And b Saul c approved of his execution. 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. Acts 8 - And Saul approved of his execution. So the Greek word properly signifies. On that day a great and severe persecution broke out against the church which was in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles (special messengers). 32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: 33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? Saul was a Pharisee. 7 For (F)unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed. A devout Hellenistic Jew, of the tribe of Benjamin, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, Saul was a member of the Pharisees and was taught by none other than Gamaliel, whom we have already met (Acts 5:34-40). 10:8], Gen. 20:7, 17; Ex. a.+ 2 But devout men carried Stephen away to bury him, and they made a great mourning over him. for his life is taken from the earth. (1) The church is persecuted and scatters. Acts 8:1-3 New International Version (NIV). 3 But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and … 27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship. 2:16; Ezek. Acts 8 – Philip and the Samaritans A. Saul persecutes the church. Acts 8 - And Saul agreed completely with killing him. In Acts 8:3 it states that Saul persecuted all of the church when it states “…Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.” When Saul was sending these men and women to prison this was when he was in Jerusalem after many scattered throughout Judea and Samaria (Hellenistic Christians) besides the … Ac 8:3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church. Acts 9:1 Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord's disciples. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison. Saul Persecutes the Church. verse 8:1a] "evidently belongs to the conclusion of the previous chapter". 3 But Saul was ravaging the church by entering house after house; dragging off both men and women, he committed them to prison. 8 Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. 25 So when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans. And on that day a great and relentless persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem; and the believers were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except for the apostles. Two days after her seventeenth birthday, Laura Welch had a friend in her car and the wind in her hair. They had gained the attention of the masses of the people through the extraordinary working of the Holy Spirit in their midst. Acts 8 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC). Acts 8 New English Translation (NET Bible). And a great persecution came about on that day against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all dispersed [] throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. King James Version 8 And Saul was consenting unto his death. 8 And Saul was consenting unto his death. These words were no doubt often heard by Luke from the Paul of later days, for we find them repeated by the missionary apostle himself years after (Acts 22:20). 28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. KJV, Value Thinline Bible, Large Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Baby's First Bible, Hardcover, Multicolor: A special keepsake for your new arrival, KJV, The King James Study Bible, Red Letter, Full-Color Edition: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Word Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the Bible, KJV, Reference Bible, Personal Size Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Holy Bible, Larger Print, Paperback, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version. 31 And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him. Acts 8:3 Parallel. So the Greek word properly signifies. Acts 8:3 But Saul began to destroy the church. Commentary. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and (A)they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. A great wave of persecution began that day, sweeping over the church in Jerusalem; and all the believers except the apostles … 4 Therefore (D)those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. The Church Is Persecuted And Driven Out of Jerusalem. 5 Then (E)Philip went down to [a]the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. Saul of Tarsus was a Jew of the tribe of Benjamin, born in the city of Tarsus (in modern-day Turkey), but raised in Jerusalem, Judea (Philippians 3:5–6, Acts 22:3). 13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done. 8 1 And Saul agreed completely with killing [] him. … Acts 8 Saul Persecutes the Church. 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. Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the … 15:9; Gal. In the first seven chapters of Acts we get a good picture of what the church was doing in Jerusalem. 2 Some [] devout men buried Stephen and made loud lamentation [] over him. 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. 40 But Philip was found at [g]Azotus. 30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? 2 Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him. 8 1 And Saul agreed completely with killing [] him. Acts 8:2 8 And there was great joy in that city. Acts 8 - And Saul approved of their killing him. 29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. 25 And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans. Introduction. Acts 8 - NAS: Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. 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. 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. 3 As for Saul, (C)he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. Tarsus was a free city in the Roman province of Cilicia, and Saul's parents had become citizens of Rome. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. Acts 8:1. Acts 8 - CSB: Saul agreed with putting him to death. This may indicate that he was a member of the Sanhedrin and was perhaps a prosecuting attorney. 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. This mad violence he often recalled and mentioned while serving Christ. (NASB: Lockman) KJV Acts 8:1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. (1) The church is persecuted and scatters. Meanwhile the witnesses laid their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. 2 Some devout men buried Stephen, and mourned loudly for him. 12:2, NKJV, Open Bible, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Complete Reference System, NKJV, Bride's Bible, Leathersoft, White, Red Letter, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, New King James Version, NKJV, Vines Expository Bible, Comfort Print: A Guided Journey Through the Scriptures with Pastor Jerry Vines, NKJV, Lucado Encouraging Word Bible, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, New King James Version, The NKJV, American Patriot's Bible, Hardcover: The Word of God and the Shaping of America, NKJV, Abide Bible, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, New King James Version. ( J ) So they led him by the hand into Damascus. Reuben Torrey, in his Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, suggests that this clause [i.e. Everyone except the apostles was scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria. 5:17; [Matt. Acts 7:58 They dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Persecution Scatters the Believers. Saul Persecutes Messiah’s CommunityNow Saul was in agreement with Stephen’s execution. 16 For (L)as yet He had fallen upon none of them. 9 For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything. Members of the mob left their cloaks with him as they took up stones to kill Stephen (Acts 7:58). Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. 2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. The writer of Acts introduces Saul, later the Apostle Paul, as an active witness of Stephen's death in Acts 7:58, and confirmed his approval in Acts 8:1a. Saul Persecutes the Church. 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