Acts 9:8

8 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.

Read Acts 9:8 Using Other Translations

And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.
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.
Saul picked himself up off the ground, but when he opened his eyes he was blind. So his companions led him by the hand to Damascus.

What does Acts 9:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 9:8

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 ) .

California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information  California - CCPA Notice