b. The Devastation of the Church in Jerusalem
1 And Saul aapproved of his killing. And there occurred in that day a great bpersecution against the 1cchurch which was in Jerusalem; and all were dscattered throughout the regions of eJudea and Samaria, except the apostles.
2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial and made great lamentation over him.
3 But aSaul was bdevastating the cchurch, entering house after house; and dragging off men and women, he delivered them to dprison.