32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: 33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? On that day a great and severe persecution broke out against the church which was in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles (special messengers). 8 And Saul(A)approved of their killing him. Acts 8:1-3 New International Version (NIV). 8 Now Saul approved of putting [] Stephen to death. Acts 8:3. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and d they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. 32 The place in the Scripture which he read was this: (Z)“He was led as a sheep to the slaughter;And as a lamb before its shearer is silent,(AA)So He opened not His mouth.33 In His humiliation His (AB)justice was taken away,And who will declare His generation?For His life is (AC)taken from the earth.”, 34 So the eunuch answered Philip and said, “I ask you, of whom does the prophet say this, of himself or of some other man?” 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, (AD)and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him. 17 Then (O)they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. 2 Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him. 2 Some devout men buried Stephen, and mourned loudly for him. On that day a great persecution arose against Messiah’s community in Jerusalem, and they were a Saul Ravages the Church. However, I’ll pursue this possibility in another blog. Acts 8 New English Translation (NET Bible). Acts 8:1. Coffman Commentaries on the Bible. 8 And Saul was consenting unto his death. ( J ) So they led him by the hand into Damascus. 25 And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans. At that time, the church in Jerusalem began to be subjected to vicious harassment. Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. Acts 8 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC). 23 For I see that you are (T)poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity.”, 24 Then Simon answered and said, (U)“Pray to the Lord for me, that none of the things which you have spoken may come upon me.”. On that day a severe persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout the … 8 Now Saul was consenting to his death. 3 But Saul was ravaging the church by entering house after house; dragging off both men and women, he committed them to prison. A second major division of Acts begins with Acts 8:5; but the first four verses continue to focus upon the church in Jerusalem.The conversion of the Samaritans by Philip is given (Acts 8:5-25), and also the conversion of the Ethiopian (Acts 8:26-40).And Saul … Stephen died at the hands of a mob — men who were “enraged” (Acts 7:54) by his accusations. Saul Begins to Persecute the Church. Acts 8 - Saul agreed with putting him to death. His murderers were many, but we know the name of just one of them: Saul. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison. 8 1 And Saul was giving-approval to his killing. Acts 8 Common English Bible (CEB). 38 So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of … 13 Then Simon himself also believed; and when he was baptized he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which were done. 8 1 And Saul agreed completely with killing [] him. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. In Acts 10, Peter will discover definitively that anyone can repent and be saved by Jesus. Acts 8 - And Saul agreed completely with killing him. Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." 2 Some pious men buried Stephen and deeply grieved over him. And a great persecution came about on that day against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all dispersed [] throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. 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. Meanwhile the witnesses laid their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. 37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. Acts 8:1–3 Saul was one of the witnesses, and he agreed completely with the killing of Stephen. Acts 8:3 "As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed [them] to prison." 18:12; 2 Kin. Saul Ravages the Church. Acts 8:2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. 26 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. 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. He went to the high priest Acts 9:13 "Lord," Ananias answered, "I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. These words were no doubt often heard by Luke from the Paul of later days, for we find them repeated by the missionary apostle himself years after (Acts 22:20). Ac 8:3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church. Acts 8 - Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the … 2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him. Two days after her seventeenth birthday, Laura Welch had a friend in her car and the wind in her hair. As for Saul — Who was one of the main instruments in this persecution; he made havoc of the church — Like some furious beast of prey. 14 Now when the (J)apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, 15 who, when they had come down, prayed for them (K)that they might receive the Holy Spirit. 1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. 8 1 And Saul agreed completely with killing [] him. This may indicate that he was a member of the Sanhedrin and was perhaps a prosecuting attorney. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. 8:8; Num. 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. 15:9; Gal. New King James Version (NKJV), At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and. 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. 8 And there was great joy in that city. 3 But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and … 8 1 And Saul was giving-approval to his killing. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. 2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. 16 For (L)as yet He had fallen upon none of them. And Saul was consenting unto his death. 27 So he arose and went. (C)2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him.3 But Saul(D)began to destroy the church. And Saul was consenting unto his death. 8. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. Saul of Tarsus was a Jew of the tribe of Benjamin, born in the city of Tarsus (in modern-day Turkey), but raised in Jerusalem, Judea (Philippians 3:5–6, Acts 22:3). Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." 2 Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him. 7 For (F)unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed. Acts' second telling of Paul's conversion occurs in a speech Paul gives when he is arrested in Jerusalem. 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 for the apostles. A devout Hellenistic Jew, of the tribe of Benjamin, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, Saul was a member of the Pharisees and was taught by none other than Gamaliel, whom we have already met (Acts 5:34-40). 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 an ... Acts 8. 24 Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me. In Acts 8:3 it states that Saul persecuted all of the church when it states “…Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.” When Saul was sending these men and women to prison this was when he was in Jerusalem after many scattered throughout Judea and Samaria (Hellenistic Christians) besides the … This mad violence he often recalled and mentioned while serving Christ. 29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.”, 30 So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?”. So the Greek word properly signifies. Saul Ravages the Church 8 And b Saul c approved of his execution. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Saul was a Pharisee. Christ Is Preached in Samaria. Now Saul was consenting to his death. Commentary. 1:13; Phil. At that time, the church in Jerusalem began to be subjected to vicious harassment. So the Greek word properly signifies. 3 But Saul began … That day a severe persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout the countryside of Judea and Samaria. Acts 7:58 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul. 34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? 31 And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him. 39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. 17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. 5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. 36 Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. Wesley's Notes for Acts 8:3. Scriptures: Acts 8. 8 Now Saul was consenting to his death. The writer of Acts introduces Saul, later the Apostle Paul, as an active witness of Stephen's death in Acts 7:58, and confirmed his approval in Acts 8:1a. Verse 1 [a] And Saul was consenting to his death. Acts 8 – Philip and the Samaritans A. Saul persecutes the church. Acts 8 - CEB: Saul was in full agreement with Stephen's murder. Introduction. Acts 8 Saul Ravages the Church. 38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. of himself, or of some other man? … 12 But when they believed Philip as he preached the things (I)concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized. Acts 8 - NAS: Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. 20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. Acts 9:21 3 Saul began to wreak havoc against the church. And passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to (AI)Caesarea. 29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. Acts 8 New English Translation (NET Bible). He relentlessly went throughout Jerusalem "entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison" on suspicion of their belief in Jesus as the Messiah (Acts 8:3). 2:16; Ezek. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. 2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and (B)made great lamentation over him. 21 You have neither part nor portion in this matter, for your (R)heart is not right in the sight of God. 2 Some [] devout men buried Stephen and made loud lamentation [] over him. Acts 8 ESV - And Saul approved of his… | Biblia Saul Ravages the Church 8 And bSaul capproved of his execution. 4 Therefore (D)those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word. Members of the mob left their cloaks with him as they took up stones to kill Stephen (Acts 7:58). Acts 8:2 8 And Saul approved of his execution. (AE)What hinders me from being baptized?”, 37 [f]Then Philip said, (AF)“If you believe with all your heart, you may.”, And he answered and said, (AG)“I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”. 2 Devout men buried Stephen and made loud lamentation over him. People's Bible Notes for Acts 8:3. 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. 8 And Saul was [not only] consenting to [Stephen’s] death [he was [] pleased and [] entirely approving]. Acts 8 - And Saul approved of his execution. (M)They had only been baptized in (N)the name of the Lord Jesus. Acts 8:3 But Saul began to destroy the church. They had gained the attention of the masses of the people through the extraordinary working of the Holy Spirit in their midst. Tarsus was a free city in the Roman province of Cilicia, and Saul's parents had become citizens of Rome. Acts 8 New King James Version (NKJV) Saul Persecutes the Church. 23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. 11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. 8 And b Saul c approved of his execution. Saul made havoc of the Church - The word ελυμαινετο, from λυμαινω, to destroy, devastate, ravage, signifies the act of ferocious animals, such as bears, wolves, and the like, in seeking and devouring their prey. 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. ACTS 8:1 1 Now Saul was consenting to his death. Men and women - Regarding neither age nor sex. Everyone except the apostles was scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria. 31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? Reuben Torrey, in his Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, suggests that this clause [i.e. Acts 8:1-2. Used by permission. Most of the rest of the book of Acts records Saul—now Paul—and his mission trips "to the end of the earth" (Acts 1:8). 18 And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, 19 saying, “Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”, 20 But Peter said to him, “Your money perish with you, because (P)you thought that (Q)the gift of God could be purchased with money! verse 8:1a] "evidently belongs to the conclusion of the previous chapter". 28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. Acts 8 - And Saul approved of their killing him. 40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea. Acts 8 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC). 2 Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him. The world was young in 1963 - from Laura's music, school, and friends, up to the young couple in the White House, John and Jackie Kennedy. For now I wish to focus upon the year of his mission to afflict the Messianic believers at Damascus. Acts 8 - CSB: Saul agreed with putting him to death. 8 And Saul was [not only] consenting to [Stephen’s] death [he was [] pleased and [] entirely approving]. 8 And Saul approved of their killing him. Bible Gateway Plus puts a library of commentaries and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. a. At that time. 40 But Philip was found at [g]Azotus. Acts 7:58 They dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. 8 And Saul approved of his execution. 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