Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And Saul agreed completely with killing. Now on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were forced to scatter throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria.
Meanwhile Saul, still breathing out threats to murder the Lord's disciples, went to the high priest
I persecuted this Way even to the point of death, tying up both men and women and putting them in prison,
Of course, I myself was convinced that it was necessary to do many things hostile to the name of Jesus the Nazarene.
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
In my zeal for God I persecuted the church. According to the righteousness stipulated in the law I was blameless.
1 Timothy 1:13
even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor, and an arrogant man. But I was treated with mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief,
But Saul was trying to destroy the church; entering one house after another, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.