Acts 9:18

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations for 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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 for Acts 9:18

Wesley's Notes for Acts 9:18


9:16 For I - Do thou as thou art commanded. I will take care of the rest; will show him - In fact, through the whole course of his ministry. How great things he must suffer - So far will he be now from persecuting others.

9:17 The Lord hath sent me - Ananias does not tell Saul all which Christ had said concerning him. It was not expedient that he should know yet to how great a dignity he was called.


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.

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