The persecution of the assembly in Jerusalem made them scatter over the lands. God fearing people buried Stephan and wept over him. Saul however was angry against the assembly. He dragged men and women out of the house and sent them to the prison. Those that were scattered preached the Word. Philip came to Samaria and preached, healed the sick and possessed, the paralyzed and the lame. There was rejoicing in the capital. Simon the magician let himself be baptized, as did many others, to receive the powers that Philip revealed. He offered the Apostles money to receive the power of laying on hands. But they saw his wickedness and damned him with his money.