Acts 8:3

“As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As for Saul, he made hauocke of the Church, entring into euery house, and hailing men and women, committed them to prison.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Saul {began} ravaging the church, entering house after house, and dragging off men and women, he would put them in prison.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Saul laid waste the church, entering into every house, and dragging men and women committed them to prison.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Saul was burning with hate against the church, going into every house and taking men and women and putting them in prison.
- Basic English Bible

But Saul ravaged the assembly, entering into the houses one after another, and dragging off both men and women delivered them up to prison.
- Darby Bible

As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering into every house, and hauling men and women committed them to prison.
- Webster's Bible

But Saul cruelly harassed the Church. He went into house after house, and, dragging off both men and women, threw them into prison.
- Weymouth Bible

But Saul ravaged the assembly, entering into every house, and dragged both men and women off to prison.
- World English Bible

But Saul greetli distruyede the chirche, and entryde bi housis, and drowe men and wymmen, and bitook hem in to prisoun.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Saul was making havoc of the assembly, into every house entering, and haling men and women, was giving them up to prison;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 8:3


8:3 Saul made havoc of the Church - Like some furious beast of prey. So the Greek word properly signifies. Men and women - Regarding neither age nor sex.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 8:3


Ac 8:3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church. This mad violence he often recalled and mentioned while serving Christ. See Ac 22:4 26:10 1Co 15:9 Ga 1:13 Php 3:6 1Ti 1:13. Entering into every house. Where he supposed disciples could be found. Haling. Dragging with violence. As we learn from Paul's statements elsewhere, the saints were not only committed to prison, but scourged in the synagogues and persecuted unto death.

Discussion for Acts 8:3

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