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 clothes were white as snow.

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

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

New King James Version
His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.

New American Standard Bible
And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.

NASB 1995
And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.

NASB 1977
And his appearance was like lightning, and his garment as white as snow;

Amplified Bible
The angel’s appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were as white as snow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and his countenance was as lightning, and his clothing 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.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were 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 was 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 his voice 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;









(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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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 2397: Form, outward appearance. From eido; a sight, i.e. Aspect.

was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

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

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

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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 1742: A garment, raiment, clothing. From enduo; apparel.

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

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

snow.
χιών (chiōn)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5510: Snow. Perhaps akin to the base of chasma or cheimon; snow.


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