New American Standard Bible
And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.
King James Bible
His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
Darby Bible Translation
And his look was as lightning, and his clothing white as snow.
World English Bible
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.
Young's Literal Translation
and his countenance was as lightning, and his clothing white as snow,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
His countenance - In our language the word "countenance" refers to the "face only;" in the original it refers to his "whole person." His "general aspect, or the appearance of the angel himself," was, etc.
Like lightning - Peculiarly bright and shining.
His raiment white as snow - Celestial beings are usually represented as clothed in white, Acts 1:10; Daniel 7:9; Revelation 3:4-5; Revelation 4:4; Revelation 7:13-14. White, among the Jews, was the symbol of "purity or innocence."
LibraryAugust 16. "I am with You Alway" (Matt. xxviii. 20).
"I am with you alway" (Matt. xxviii. 20). Oh, how it helps and comforts us in the plod of life to know that we have with us the Christ who spent the first thirty years of His life in the carpenter shop at Nazareth, swinging the hammer, covered with sweat and grimy dust, physically weary as we often are, and able to understand all our experiences of drudgery and labor! and One who still loves to share our common tasks and equip us for our difficult undertakings of hand and brain! Yes, humble sister, …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
The Risen Lord's Greetings and Gifts
Some of the Guards Report to the Jewish Rulers.
The Great Commission Given.
"I kept looking Until thrones were set up, And the Ancient of Days took His seat; His vesture was like white snow And the hair of His head like pure wool. His throne was ablaze with flames, Its wheels were a burning fire.
His body also was like beryl, his face had the appearance of lightning, his eyes were like flaming torches, his arms and feet like the gleam of polished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a tumult.
The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men.
and His garments became radiant and exceedingly white, as no launderer on earth can whiten them.
and she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying.
And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them.
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