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Acts 8:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But Saul laid waste the church, entering into every house, and dragging men and women committed them to prison.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed [them] to prison.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But Saul [began] ravaging the church, entering house after house, and dragging off men and women, he would put them in prison.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering into every house, and hauling men and women committed [them] to prison.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But Saul ravaged the assembly, entering into the houses one after another, and dragging off both men and women delivered them up to prison.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, Saul, went on to lay waste the assembly, along the houses, going in, and, dragging off both men and women, was
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and Saul was making havoc of the assembly, into every house entering, and haling men and women, was giving them up to prison;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But Saul made havock of the church, entering in from house to house: and dragging away men and women, committed them to prison.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— As for Saul, he made hauocke of the Church, entring into euery house, and hailing men and women, committed them to prison.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— BUT Shaol persecuted the church of Aloha, going to the houses, and drawing men and women delivered them to the house of the bound.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And Saul persecuted the church of God, entering houses, and dragging forth men and women and committing them to prison.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
As y1161
[1161] Standard
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
for x1161
(1161) Complement
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
Saul, 4569
{4569} Prime
Σαῦλος
Saulos
{sow'-los}
Of Hebrew origin, the same as G4549; Saulus (that is, Shaul), the Jewish name of Paul.
he made havock 3075
{3075} Prime
λυμαίνομαι
lumainomai
{loo-mah'-ee-nom-ahee}
Middle voice from a probable derivative of G3089 (meaning filth); properly to soil, that is, (figuratively) insult (maltreat).
z5711
<5711> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 184
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
church, 1577
{1577} Prime
ἐκκλησία
ekklesia
{ek-klay-see'-ah}
From a compound of G1537 and a derivative of G2564; a calling out, that is, (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both).
entering into 1531
{1531} Prime
εἰσπορεύομαι
eisporeuomai
{ice-por-yoo'-om-ahee}
From G1519 and G4198; to enter (literally or figuratively).
z5740
<5740> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 544
z5734
<5734> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 111
every y2596
[2596] Standard
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
house, 3624
{3624} Prime
οἶκος
oikos
{oy'-kos}
Of uncertain affinity; a dwelling (more or less extensive, literally or figuratively); by implication a family (more or less related, literally or figuratively).
x2596
(2596) Complement
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
and x5037
(5037) Complement
τέ
te
{teh}
A primary particle (enclitic) of connection or addition; both or also (properly as a correlation of G2532).
haling 4951
{4951} Prime
σύρω
suro
{soo'-ro}
Probably akin to G0138; to trail.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
y5037
[5037] Standard
τέ
te
{teh}
A primary particle (enclitic) of connection or addition; both or also (properly as a correlation of G2532).
men 435
{0435} Prime
ἀνήρ
aner
{an'-ayr}
A primary word (compare G0444); a man (properly as an individual male).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
women 1135
{1135} Prime
γυνή
gune
{goo-nay'}
Probably from the base of G1096; a woman; specifically a wife.
committed 3860
{3860} Prime
παραδίδωμι
paradidomi
{par-ad-id'-o-mee}
From G3844 and G1325; to surrender, that is, yield up, intrust, transmit.
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
[them] to 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
prison. 5438
{5438} Prime
φυλακή
phulake
{foo-lak-ay'}
From G5442; a guarding or (concretely guard), the act, the parson; figuratively the place, the condition, or (specifically) the time (as a division of day or night), literally or figuratively.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 8:3

_ _ Saul ... entering into every house — like as inquisitor [Bengel].

_ _ haling men and women, etc. — See his own affecting confessions afterwards (Acts 22:4; Acts 26:9, Acts 26:10; 1 Corinthians 15:9; Galatians 1:13; Philippians 3:6; 1 Timothy 1:13).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 8:1-3.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 8:3

(3) As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed [them] to prison.

(3) The dispersion or scattering abroad of the faithful is the gathering together of churches.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

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.
Acts 9:1-13 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, ... Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
Acts 9:21 But all that heard [him] were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests?
Acts 22:3-4 I am verily a man [which am] a Jew, born in Tarsus, [a city] in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, [and] taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day. ... And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
Acts 26:9-11 I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. ... And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled [them] to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted [them] even unto strange cities.
1 Corinthians 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
Galatians 1:13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
Philippians 3:6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did [it] ignorantly in unbelief.
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