Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And Saul was consenting unto his death. 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.
When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to kill them.
Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed their teeth at him.
It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household!
And the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them.
Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify, and some you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from town to town,
Therefore the wisdom of God also said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and persecute,'
Remember the word that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will keep yours also.
They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.
praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
This is he who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our fathers; and he received living oracles to pass on to us.
News of this reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
Now in the church that was at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
Now those who had been scattered went about preaching the word.
Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose in connection with Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews.
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its taste, how shall it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.
Now I want you to know, brethren, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel,
Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them Peter and John,
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth."
Many of the Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me all that I ever did."