New International Version
Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul's eyes, and he could see again. He got up 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And straightway there fell from his eyes as it were scales, and he saw, and rising up was baptised;
World English Bible
Immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he received his sight. He arose and was baptized.
Young's Literal Translation
And immediately there fell from his eyes as it were scales, he saw again also presently, and having risen, was baptized,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There fell from his eyes as it had been scales - This was real: he had been so dazzled with the brightness of the light that we may suppose the globe of the eye, and particularly the cornea, had suffered considerable injury. The structure of the cornea was doubtless much disturbed, and the whole of that humor would be rendered opaque, and incapable of permitting the rays of light to pass through the different humours to the retina, where all the images of things transmitted through the lenses, or humours, are distinctly painted. In the miraculous cure the membrane was restored to its primitive state, and the opaque matter separated from the cornea, in the form of thin laminae or scales. This being done, the light would have as free a passage as formerly, and the result would be distinct vision.
And arose, and was baptized - That he was baptized by Ananias there is every reason to believe; as he appears to have been the chief Christian at Damascus. As baptism implied, in an adult, the public profession of that faith into which he was baptized, this baptism of Saul proved, at once, his own sincerity, and the deep and thorough conviction he had of the truth of Christianity.
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'Any of this way.'--ACTS ix. 2 The name of 'Christian' was not applied to themselves by the followers of Jesus before the completion of the New Testament. There were other names in currency before that designation--which owed its origin to the scoffing wits of Antioch--was accepted by the Church. They called themselves 'disciples,' 'believers, 'saints,' 'brethren,' as if feeling about for a title. Here is a name that had obtained currency for a while, and was afterwards disused. We find it five times …
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Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus.
Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord--Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here--has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit."
and after taking some food, he regained his strength. Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus.
He stood beside me and said, 'Brother Saul, receive your sight!' And at that very moment I was able to see him.
And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.'
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