Ezekiel 1:28
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New International Version
Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking.

New Living Translation
All around him was a glowing halo, like a rainbow shining in the clouds on a rainy day. This is what the glory of the LORD looked like to me. When I saw it, I fell face down on the ground, and I heard someone's voice speaking to me.

English Standard Version
Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of one speaking.

New American Standard Bible
As the appearance of the rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell on my face and heard a voice speaking.

King James Bible
As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The appearance of the brilliant light all around was like that of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day. This was the appearance of the form of the LORD's glory. When I saw it, I fell facedown and heard a voice speaking.

International Standard Version
The appearance of the radiant light resembled that of a rainbow shining in a cloud on a rainy day. This was what the appearance of the form of the glory of the LORD resembled. When I saw all of this, I fell flat on my face. Then I heard a voice speaking.

NET Bible
like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds after the rain. This was the appearance of the surrounding brilliant light; it looked like the glory of the LORD. When I saw it, I threw myself face down, and I heard a voice speaking.

New Heart English Bible
As the appearance of the rainbow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. When I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice speaking.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The brightness all around him looked like a rainbow in the clouds. It was like the LORD's glory. When I saw it, I immediately bowed down, and I heard someone speaking.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spoke.

New American Standard 1977
As the appearance of the rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell on my face and heard a voice speaking.

Jubilee Bible 2000
that looked like the bow of heaven that is in the clouds in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the vision of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And I saw it and fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spoke.

King James 2000 Bible
As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spoke.

American King James Version
As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of one that spoke.

American Standard Version
As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of Jehovah. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As the appearance of the rainbow when it is in a cloud on a rainy day: this was the appearance of the brightness round about.

Darby Bible Translation
As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of Jehovah. And when I saw, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of one that spoke.

English Revised Version
As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.

Webster's Bible Translation
As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness around. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one speaking.

World English Bible
As the appearance of the rainbow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of Yahweh. When I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of one that spoke.

Young's Literal Translation
As the appearance of the bow that is in a cloud in a day of rain, so is the appearance of the brightness round about.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:26-28 The eternal Son, the second Person in the Trinity, who afterwards took the human nature, is here denoted. The first thing observed was a throne. It is a throne of glory, a throne of grace, a throne of triumph, a throne of government, a throne of judgment. It is good news to men, that the throne above the firmament is filled with One who appears, even there, in the likeness of a man. The throne is surrounded with a rainbow, the well-known emblem of the covenant, representing God's mercy and covenanted love to his people. The fire of God's wrath was breaking out against Jerusalem, but bounds should be set to it; he would look upon the bow, and remember the covenant. All the prophet saw was only to prepare him for what he was to hear. When he fell on his face, he heard the voice of One that spake. God delights to teach the humble. Let sinners, then, humble themselves before him. And let believers think upon his glory, that they may be gradually changed into his image by the Spirit of the Lord.
Study Bible
Vision of the Divine Glory
27Then I noticed from the appearance of His loins and upward something like glowing metal that looked like fire all around within it, and from the appearance of His loins and downward I saw something like fire; and there was a radiance around Him. 28As the appearance of the rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell on my face and heard a voice speaking.
Cross References
Romans 9:4
the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory and the covenants; theirs the giving of the Law, the temple worship, and the promises.

Revelation 1:17
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. But He placed His right hand on me and said, "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last,

Revelation 4:3
The One seated there looked like jasper and carnelian, and a rainbow gleaming like an emerald encircled the throne.

Revelation 10:1
Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head. His face was like the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire.

Genesis 9:13
I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth.

Genesis 17:3
Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying,

Exodus 24:16
The glory of the LORD rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; and on the seventh day He called to Moses from the midst of the cloud.

Exodus 24:17
And to the eyes of the sons of Israel the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like a consuming fire on the mountain top.

Judges 13:20
For it came about when the flame went up from the altar toward heaven, that the angel of the LORD ascended in the flame of the altar. When Manoah and his wife saw this, they fell on their faces to the ground.

Ezekiel 3:23
So I got up and went out to the plain; and behold, the glory of the LORD was standing there, like the glory which I saw by the river Chebar, and I fell on my face.
Treasury of Scripture

As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of one that spoke.

at the appearance of the bow

Genesis 9:13-16 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant …

Isaiah 54:8-10 In a little wrath I hid my face from you for a moment; but with everlasting …

Revelation 4:3 And he that sat was to look on like a jasper and a sardine stone: …

Revelation 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with …

This

Ezekiel 8:4 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according …

Ezekiel 10:19,20 And the cherubim lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth …

Ezekiel 43:3 And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, …

Exodus 16:7,10 And in the morning, then you shall see the glory of the LORD; for …

Exodus 24:16 And the glory of the LORD stayed on mount Sinai, and the cloud covered …

Exodus 33:18-23 And he said, I beseech you, show me your glory…

Numbers 12:6-8 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, …

1 Kings 8:10,11 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, …

1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now …

I fell

Ezekiel 3:23 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory …

Genesis 17:3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,

Leviticus 9:24 And there came a fire out from before the LORD, and consumed on the …

Daniel 8:17 So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and …

Daniel 10:7-9,16,17 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me …

Matthew 17:5,6 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and …

Acts 9:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, …

Revelation 1:17,18 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right …

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