Acts 9:18
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English Standard Version
And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized;

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And immediately there fell from his eyes as it were scales, and he received his sight; and rising up, he was baptized.

English Revised Version
And straightway there fell from his eyes as it were scales, and he received his sight; and he arose and was baptized;

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

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

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Vincent's Word Studies

There fell - scales (ἀπέπεσον - λεπίδες)

Both words occur only here in the New Testament. In Paul's own account of his conversion in ch. 26 he does not mention his blindness: in ch. 22 he mentions both the blindness and the recovery of sight, but not the particular circumstances which Luke records. The mention of the scales, or incrustations, such as are incidental to ophthalmia, is characteristic of the physician, and ἀποπίπτειν, to fall off, was used technically by medical writers of the falling of scales from the skin, and of particles from diseased parts of the body. "We may suppose that Luke had often heard Paul relate how he felt at that moment" (Hackett).

Acts 9:18 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

immediately.

2 Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remains the same veil not taken away in the reading of the old testament...

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts...

and was.

Acts 2:38,41 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins...

Acts 13:12,13,37,38 Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord...

Acts 22:16 And now why tarry you? arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Cross References
Acts 9:8
Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus.

Acts 9:17
So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit."

Acts 9:19
and taking food, he was strengthened. For some days he was with the disciples at Damascus.

Acts 22:13
came to me, and standing by me said to me, 'Brother Saul, receive your sight.' And at that very hour I received my sight and saw him.

Acts 22:16
And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.'

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