Acts 9:18

“And immediatly there fell from his eyes as it had bene scales, and he receiued sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.”

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Other Translations

And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.
- King James Version

And immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he regained his sight, and he got up and was baptized;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And straightway there fell from his eyes as it were scales, and he received his sight; and he arose and was baptized;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And straight away it seemed as if a veil was taken from his eyes, and he was able to see; and he got up, and had baptism;
- Basic English Bible

And straightway there fell from his eyes as it were scales, and he saw, and rising up was baptised;
- Darby Bible

And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.
- Webster's Bible

Instantly there dropped from his eyes what seemed to be scales, and he could see once more. Upon this he rose and received baptism;
- Weymouth Bible

Immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he received his sight. He arose and was baptized.
- World English Bible

And anoon as the scalis felden fro hise iyen, he resseyuede siyt. And he roos, and was baptisid.
- Wycliffe Bible

And immediately there fell from his eyes as it were scales, he saw again also presently, and having risen, was baptized,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 9:18


Ac 9:18 He . . . arose, and was baptized. The account is more fully given by Paul himself (Ac 22:13-16). Ananias said, "Receive thy sight, and in the same hour I looked upon him" (Ac 22:13). Then, after saying why the Lord had called him, he added: "Why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord" (Ac 22:16). Note (1) that "tarrying" for weeks or months before baptism was then unknown; (2) that there would be no necessity of "arising", if water was applied in baptism, but there would be if he had to go to a place suitable for immersion; (3) that the term "wash" (Greek, "apolouo", "bathe") implies more than a sprinkling or pouring; (4) that neither Ananias nor Paul (Ac 22:16) understood that his sins were remitted before baptism. Compare Ac 2:38 and Ac 22:16.

Discussion for Acts 9

  • EROMOSELE CLEMENT EHIMARE
    Amazing scripture with so much to learn. first Jesus change Saul's vision from going to Damascus to kill persecute to preaching Christ and leading people to salvation. secondly, God used Ananias to restore Saul's sight, got him saved, baptize, and his name changed from Saul to Paul. third lesson was God working through Peter to raise Dorcas to life. it means God can do any miracle through us.et
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    All unrighteousness is sin: Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever commits sin is the servant of sin. He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
  • Sonja Williamson
    When we live right and follow GOD'S commandments. We can do exploit like He told us we will do. We will have power to heal the sick, to deliver, and to help set the captive free. We will have power after being endued with the Holy ghost. Although, we sometimes commit sin and allow the devil to use us God knows our heart and He has a purpose for us. He is just to forgive and make us clean to be use
  • Will
    Amen to that....Praise God......everything is not as it seems..thanku Jesus..ps 25:7;ps 103:12;jn5:14
  • Stephen B
    Peter, I am glad to hear of your salvation!! Hopefully we can meet and tell young people about Jesus and not only save a soul but a life as well.
  • Peter
    i wish when i was young that someone would of told me about Jesus but now i now that he is the only way and i will keep him first in my life .

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