Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
and Saul was accessory to his death. At that time the persecution was so violent against the church at Jerusalem, they were all dispers'd through the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles,
Saul still breathing out nothing but threats and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord,
for I persecuted this sect even to death, throwing them into chains and prisons both men and women:
I myself too once thought myself oblig'd strenuously to oppose the professors of Jesus the Nazarene, as I actually did at Jerusalem,
1 Corinthians 15:9
for I am the meanest of the apostles, not worthy the name of an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
if zeal is to be regarded, I persecuted the church; if the integrity prescrib'd by the law, I am without reproach;
1 Timothy 1:13
who was before a blasphemer, and a violent persecutor; but I obtained mercy, because I acted thro' ignorance in incrudelity.
as for Saul, he made havock of the Church, entring into their houses, whence he dragg'd away both men and women, to throw them into prison.