Ezekiel 1:27
New International Version
I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded him.

New Living Translation
From what appeared to be his waist up, he looked like gleaming amber, flickering like a fire. And from his waist down, he looked like a burning flame, shining with splendor.

English Standard Version
And upward from what had the appearance of his waist I saw as it were gleaming metal, like the appearance of fire enclosed all around. And downward from what had the appearance of his waist I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and there was brightness around him.

Berean Study Bible
From what seemed to be His waist up, I saw a gleam like amber, with what looked like fire within it all around. And from what seemed to be His waist down, I saw what looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded Him.

New American Standard Bible
Then 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.

King James Bible
And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.

Christian Standard Bible
From what seemed to be his waist up, I saw a gleam like amber, with what looked like fire enclosing it all around. From what seemed to be his waist down, I also saw what looked like fire. There was a brilliant light all around him.

Contemporary English Version
From the waist up, it was glowing like metal in a hot furnace, and from the waist down it looked like the flames of a fire. The figure was surrounded by a bright light,

Good News Translation
The figure seemed to be shining like bronze in the middle of a fire. It shone all over with a bright light

Holman Christian Standard Bible
From what seemed to be His waist up, I saw a gleam like amber, with what looked like fire enclosing it all around. From what seemed to be His waist down, I also saw what looked like fire. There was a brilliant light all around Him.

International Standard Version
I noticed that from what appeared to look like his waist upward there was something that looked like metal that glowed as if it were immersed in fire. Below this there was something resembling fire, with a radiant light surrounding him.

NET Bible
I saw an amber glow like a fire enclosed all around from his waist up. From his waist down I saw something that looked like fire. There was a brilliant light around it,

New Heart English Bible
I saw as it were glowing metal, as the appearance of fire within it all around, from the appearance of his waist and upward; and from the appearance of his waist and downward I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and there was brightness around him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I saw what he looked like from the waist up. He looked like glowing bronze with fire all around it. From the waist down, he looked like fire. A bright light surrounded him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I saw as the colour of electrum, as the appearance of fire round about enclosing it, from the appearance of his loins and upward; and from the appearance of his loins and downward I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and there was brightness round about him.

New American Standard 1977
Then 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I saw something that looked like the colour of amber, that appeared to have fire round about within it, which could be seen from his loins upward; and from his loins downward, I saw what looked like fire, and it had brightness round about

King James 2000 Bible
And I saw as the color of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his waist even upward, and from the appearance of his waist even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.

American King James Version
And I saw as the color of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.

American Standard Version
And I saw as it were glowing metal, as the appearance of fire within it round about, from the appearance of his loins and upward; and from the appearance of his loins and downward I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and there was brightness round about him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I saw as it were the resemblance of amber from the appearance of the loins and upwards, and from the appearance of the loins and under I saw an appearance of fire, and the brightness thereof round about.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I saw as it were the resemblance of amber as the appearance of fire within it round about: from his loins and upward, and from his loins downward, I saw as it were the resemblance of fire shining round about.

Darby Bible Translation
And I saw as the look of glowing brass, as the appearance of fire, within it round about; from the appearance of his loins and upward, and from the appearance of his loins and downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.

English Revised Version
And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire within it round about, from the appearance of his loins and upward; and from the appearance of his loins and downward I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and there was brightness round about him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I saw as the color of amber, as the appearance of fire around within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness on all sides.

World English Bible
I saw as it were glowing metal, as the appearance of fire within it all around, from the appearance of his waist and upward; and from the appearance of his waist and downward I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and there was brightness around him.

Young's Literal Translation
And I see as the colour of copper, as the appearance of fire within it round about, from the appearance of his loins and upward, and from the appearance of his loins and downward, I have seen as the appearance of fire, and brightness is to it round about.
Study Bible
The Divine Glory
26Above the expanse over their heads was the likeness of a throne with the appearance of sapphire, and on the throne high above was a figure like that of a man. 27From what seemed to be His waist up, I saw a gleam like amber, with what looked like fire within it all around. And from what seemed to be His waist down, I saw what looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded Him. 28The appearance of the brilliant light all around Him was like that of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell facedown and heard a voice speaking.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 1:4
I looked and saw a whirlwind coming from the north, a great cloud with fire flashing back and forth and brilliant light all around it. In the center of the fire was a glow like amber,

Ezekiel 8:2
Then I looked and saw a figure like that of a man. From what appeared to be His waist down was fire, and from His waist up his appearance was as bright as the gleam of amber.

Treasury of Scripture

And I saw as the color of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.

as the colour

Ezekiel 1:4
And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

Ezekiel 8:2
Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber.

the appearance of fire

Deuteronomy 4:24
For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

Psalm 50:3
Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

Psalm 97:2
Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.







Lexicon
From what seemed
כְּמַרְאֵה־ (kə·mar·’êh-)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4758: Sight, appearance, vision

to be His waist
מָתְנָ֖יו (mā·ṯə·nāw)
Noun - mdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4975: The waist, small of the back, the loins

up,
וּלְמָ֑עְלָה (ū·lə·mā·‘ə·lāh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Adverb | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4605: The upper part, with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top

I saw
וָאֵ֣רֶא ׀ (wā·’ê·re)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

a gleam
כְּעֵ֣ין (kə·‘ên)
Preposition-k | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

like amber,
חַשְׁמַ֗ל (ḥaš·mal)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2830: Bronze, polished spectrum metal

with what looked
מִמַּרְאֵ֥ה (mim·mar·’êh)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4758: Sight, appearance, vision

like fire
אֵ֤שׁ (’êš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 784: A fire

within
בֵּֽית־ (bêṯ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

it
לָהּ֙ (lāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

all around.
סָבִ֔יב (sā·ḇîḇ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

And from what seemed
וּמִמַּרְאֵ֤ה (ū·mim·mar·’êh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4758: Sight, appearance, vision

to be His waist
מָתְנָיו֙ (mā·ṯə·nāw)
Noun - mdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4975: The waist, small of the back, the loins

down,
וּלְמַ֔טָּה (ū·lə·maṭ·ṭāh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 4295: Downward, below, beneath

I saw
רָאִ֙יתִי֙ (rā·’î·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

what looked
כְּמַרְאֵה־ (kə·mar·’êh-)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4758: Sight, appearance, vision

like fire;
אֵ֔שׁ (’êš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 784: A fire

and brilliant light
וְנֹ֥גַֽהּ (wə·nō·ḡah)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5051: Brilliancy

surrounded Him.
סָבִֽיב׃ (sā·ḇîḇ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around
(27) As the colour of amber.--See on the same expression Ezekiel 1:4. Literally, as an eye of bright metal. The rest of the verse is simply an attempt, by various repetitions, to convey an idea of the exceeding brightness and glory of the vision, yet also with the notions of purity and holiness, of power and activity always associated with fire. (Comp. Exodus 24:17; Daniel 7:9; Revelation 1:14-15; Revelation 4:5.)

Verse 27. - As the colour of amber. The "amber" (see note on ver. 4) represents the purity and glory of the Divine nature - the truth that "God is light" in his eternal essence. The "fire" which, here as ever, represents the wrath of God against evil, is round about within it, i.e. is less absolutely identified with the Divine will, of which it is yet an almost constant manifestation. It is, in the language of the older logicians, an inseparable accident rather than part of its essential nature. 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.
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