Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
"to maltreat, to outrage" (from lume, "a brutal outrage"), is translated "laid waste" (the church), in Acts 8:3 , RV (AV, "made havoc of").
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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Lay Waste'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/l/lay-waste.html. 1940.