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

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

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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