Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
And I said, 'Lord, they know that I used to go through one synagogue after another, and to imprison and flog those who believed in you,
and dragged him out of the city and stoned him, the witnesses throwing down their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul.
And Saul entirely approved of his being put to death. A great persecution of the church in Jerusalem broke out that day, and they were all scattered over Judea and Samaria except the apostles.
Now Saul, still breathing murderous threats against the Lord's disciples, went to the high priest,
I once thought it my duty vigorously to oppose the cause of Jesus of Nazareth.
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least important of the apostles, and am not fit to be called an apostle, because I once persecuted God's church.
as to my zeal, I was a persecutor of the church; and by the Law's standard of uprightness, no fault could be found with me.
1 Timothy 1:13
though I once used to abuse, persecute, and insult him. But he had mercy on me, because I had acted in ignorance and unbelief,
This girl would follow Paul and the rest of us, crying out, "These men are slaves of the Most High God, and they are making known to you a way of salvation."
He spoke very confidently in the synagogue at first, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him home and explained the Way of God to him more correctly.
But as some of them were obstinate and refused to believe, finding fault with the Way before the people, he left them, and withdrew the disciples, and held daily discussions in the lecture-room of Tyrannus.
I admit that in worshiping the God of my forefathers I follow the way of life that they call a sect, but I believe everything that is taught in the Law or written in the prophets,
But Saul harassed the church. He went into one house after another, and dragging out men and women, put them in prison.