Acts 9:9

9 For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.

Acts 9:9 in Other Translations

9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.
9 And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.
9 He remained there blind for three days and did not eat or drink.
9 He continued blind for three days. He ate nothing, drank nothing.
9 He was unable to see for three days, and did not eat or drink.

Acts 9:9 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 9:9

And he was three days without sight
Without bodily sight; for otherwise all this while his spiritual sight was increasing, and Christ was giving him by his Spirit a full view of himself, his state and case, and where his salvation was; and a clear insight into the doctrines of the Gospel, which he is said to have by the revelation of Christ, whereby he was fitted for the immediate preaching of it:

and neither did eat nor drink;
having no regard unto, or time for either; being filled with grief and sorrow, and true repentance for sin, and taken up in prayer to God, and employed in attending to, and receiving the doctrines of grace, he was afterwards to publish.

Acts 9:9 In-Context

7 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone.
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.
9 For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.
10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!”“Yes, Lord,” he answered.
11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying.
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