Matthew 28:3
New International Version
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.

New Living Translation
His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow.

English Standard Version
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.

Berean Study Bible
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.

Berean Literal Bible
And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.

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:

Christian Standard Bible
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow.

Contemporary English Version
The angel looked as bright as lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.

Good News Translation
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His appearance was like lightning, and his robe was as white as snow.

International Standard Version
His appearance was bright as lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.

NET Bible
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.

New Heart English Bible
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his appearance was like lightning and his clothing was white as snow.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He was as bright as lightning, and his clothes were as white as snow.

New American Standard 1977
And his appearance was like lightning, and his garment as white as snow;

Jubilee Bible 2000
His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow;

King James 2000 Bible
His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow:

American King James Version
His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

American Standard Version
His appearance was as lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his countenance was as lightning, and his raiment as snow.

Darby Bible Translation
And his look was as lightning, and his clothing white as snow.

English Revised Version
His appearance was as lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

Webster's Bible Translation
His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow.

Weymouth New Testament
His appearance was like lightning, and his raiment 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,
Study Bible
The Resurrection
2Suddenly there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, rolled away the stone, and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4The guards trembled in fear of him and became like dead men.…
Cross References
Daniel 7:9
As I continued to watch: Thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took His seat. His clothing was white as snow, and the hair of His head like pure wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze.

Daniel 10:6
His body was like beryl, his face like the brilliance of lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of polished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a multitude.

Matthew 28:4
The guards trembled in fear of him and became like dead men.

Mark 9:3
His clothes became radiantly white, brighter than any launderer on earth could bleach them.

John 20:12
and she saw two angels in white sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and the other at the feet.

Acts 1:10
They were looking intently into the sky as He was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them.

Treasury of Scripture

His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

countenance.

Matthew 17:2
And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

Psalm 104:4
Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

Ezekiel 1:4-14
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…

his raiment.

Mark 9:3
And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.

Mark 16:5
And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.

Acts 1:10
And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;







Lexicon
His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

appearance
εἰδέα (eidea)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2397: Form, outward appearance. From eido; a sight, i.e. Aspect.

was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

like
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

lightning,
ἀστραπὴ (astrapē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 796: A flash of lightning, brightness, luster. From astrapto; lightning; by analogy, glare.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

clothing
ἔνδυμα (endyma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1742: A garment, raiment, clothing. From enduo; apparel.

white
λευκὸν (leukon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3022: White, bright, brilliant. From luke; white.

as
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

snow.
χιών (chiōn)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5510: Snow. Perhaps akin to the base of chasma or cheimon; snow.
(3) Like lightning.--The word employed by St. Luke to describe the "raiment has the same force. The "white as snow" has its counterpart in the record of the Transfiguration (Mark 9:3) and the vision of the Ancient of Days in Daniel 7:9.

Verse 3. - His countenance (ἰδέα, appearance) was like lightning. The angel's aspect was as bright and startling as the flash of lightning (comp. Ezekiel 1:14; Daniel 10:6). His raiment white as snow. Pure and glistening, like the effect of the Transfiguration on the Lord (Matthew 18:2; comp. Acts 1:10; Revelation 10:1). 28:1-8 Christ rose the third day after his death; that was the time he had often spoken of. On the first day of the first week God commanded the light to shine out of darkness. On this day did He who is the Light of the world, shine out of the darkness of the grave; and this day is from henceforward often mentioned in the New Testament, as the day which Christians religiously observed in solemn assemblies, to the honour of Christ. Our Lord Jesus could have rolled back the stone by his own power, but he chose to have it done by an angel. The resurrection of Christ, as it is the joy of his friends, so it is the terror and confusion of his enemies. The angel encouraged the women against their fears. Let the sinners in Zion be afraid. Fear not ye, for his resurrection will be your consolation. Our communion with him must be spiritual, by faith in his word. When we are ready to make this world our home, and to say, It is good to be here, then let us remember our Lord Jesus is not here, he is risen; therefore let our hearts rise, and seek the things that are above. He is risen, as he said. Let us never think that strange which the word of Christ has told us to expect; whether the sufferings of this present time, or the glory that is to be revealed. It may have a good effect upon us, by faith to view the place where the Lord lay. Go quickly. It was good to be there, but the servants of God have other work appointed. Public usefulness must be chosen before the pleasure of secret communion with God. Tell the disciples, that they may be comforted under their present sorrows. Christ knows where his disciples dwell, and will visit them. Even to those at a distance from the plenty of the means of grace, he will graciously manifest himself. The fear and the joy together quickened their pace. The disciples of Christ should be forward to make known to each other their experiences of communion with their Lord; and should tell others what God has done for their souls.
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