New International Version
His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from his hand, where his power was hidden.
King James Bible
And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.
Darby Bible Translation
And [his] brightness was as the light; Rays [came forth] from his hand; And there was the hiding of his power.
World English Bible
His splendor is like the sunrise. Rays shine from his hand, where his power is hidden.
Young's Literal Translation
And the brightness is as the light, He hath rays out of His hand, And there -- the hiding of His strength.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He had horns coming out of his hand - קרנים karnayim, rays. His hand - his power - was manifested in a particular place, by the sudden issuing out of pencils of rays, which diverged in coruscations of light, so as to illuminate the whole hemisphere. Yet "there was the hiding of his power." His Majesty could not be seen, nor any kind of image, because of the insufferable splendor. This may either refer to the lightnings on Mount Sinai or to the brightness which occasionally proceeded from the shechinah or glory of God between the cherubim, over the mercy-seat. See Capellus and Newcome. If lightnings are intended, the dense cloud from which they proceeded may be meant by the "hiding of his power;" for when the lightnings burst forth, his power and energy became manifest.
Probably from this the Jupiter Keraunos or Jupiter Brontes of the heathens was borrowed; who is always represented with forked or zigzag lightnings in his hand.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
horns coming out of his hand. or, bright beams out of his side. the hiding.
LibrarySeptember 7. "I Will Joy in the God of My Salvation" (Hab. Iii. 18).
"I will joy in the God of my salvation" (Hab. iii. 18). The secret of joy is not to wait until you feel happy, but to rise, by an act of faith, out of the depression which is dragging you down, and begin to praise God as an act of choice. This is the meaning of such passages as these: "Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again I say, rejoice"; "I do rejoice; yes, and I will rejoice." "Count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations." In all these cases there is an evident struggle with sadness and …
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And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him! Who then can understand the thunder of his power?"
Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning.
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