And Saul arose from the earth
As he was bid by Christ, ( Acts 9:6 )
and when his eyes were opened he saw no man;
neither Christ, who appeared to him from heaven, whom he had before seen, nor even any of his companions, nor indeed any object: the Syriac version renders it, "he saw nothing"; not anything at all; and the Ethiopic version, "he could not see": when he opened his eye lids, he perceived his sight was gone, and this showed it to be real blindness; and which was an emblem of the ignorance and blindness he had been in:
but they led him by the hand;
the men that were with him, perceiving that he could not guide himself, took him by the hand, and led him on his journey;
and brought him into Damascus;
and now was fulfilled, at least in part, the prophecy in ( Zechariah 9:1 ) .