Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.
Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death.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.
sent on their way by the church, they were passing through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and were bringing great joy to all the brethren.
and having found a ship crossing over to
Phoenicia, we went aboard and set sail.
and when he had found him, he brought him to
Antioch. And for an entire year they met with the church and taught considerable numbers; and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
Then it seemed good to
the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas—Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren,
first, God raised up His Servant and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways.”
Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you
first; since you repudiate it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.
but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
The Jews then said to one another, “ Where does this man intend to go that we will not find Him? He is not intending to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks, is He?