Saul Ravages the Church

Acts 8

1 And b Saul c approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and d they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. 2 Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him. 3 But e Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he f dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 7:58
    Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.
    Acts 22:20
    And when the blood of Stephen your witness was being shed, I myself was standing by and approving and watching over the garments of those who killed him.
  2. Cross References
    Romans 1:32
    Though they know God's decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.
  3. Cross References
    Acts 11:19
    Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews.
    Matthew 10:23
    When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
  4. Cross References
    Acts 9:1
    But Saul, still breathing threats and murder ag...
    Acts 9:13
    But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from ...
    Acts 9:21
    And all who heard him were amazed and said, "Is...
    Acts 22:4
    I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and...
    Acts 22:19
    And I said, 'Lord, they themselves know that in...
    Acts 26:10 - 11
    And I did so in Jerusalem. I not only locked up...
    1 Corinthians 15:9
    For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to...
    Galatians 1:13
    For you have heard of my former life in Judaism...
    Philippians 3:6
    As to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to r...
    1 Timothy 1:13
    Though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor,...
  5. Cross References
    James 2:6
    But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who drag you into court?
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