Revelation 1:15
New International Version
His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.

New Living Translation
His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice thundered like mighty ocean waves.

English Standard Version
his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters.

Berean Study Bible
His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and His voice was like the roar of many waters.

Berean Literal Bible
and His feet are like fine bronze, as having been refined in a furnace; and His voice is like the voice of many waters;

New American Standard Bible
His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters.

King James Bible
And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

Christian Standard Bible
His feet were like fine bronze as it is fired in a furnace, and his voice like the sound of cascading waters.

Contemporary English Version
His feet were glowing like bronze being heated in a furnace, and his voice sounded like the roar of a waterfall.

Good News Translation
his feet shone like brass that has been refined and polished, and his voice sounded like a roaring waterfall.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His feet were like fine bronze as it is fired in a furnace, and His voice like the sound of cascading waters.

International Standard Version
his feet were like glowing bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of raging waters.

NET Bible
His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters.

New Heart English Bible
His feet were like burnished bronze, as if it had been refined in a furnace. His voice was like the voice of many waters.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his feet were in the form of the brass of Lebanon which is heated in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of many waters.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His feet were like glowing bronze refined in a furnace. His voice was like the sound of raging waters.

New American Standard 1977
and His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been caused to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and his feet like unto brilliant metal as if they burned in a furnace and his voice as the sound of many waters.

King James 2000 Bible
And his feet like unto fine bronze, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

American King James Version
And his feet like to fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

American Standard Version
and his feet like unto burnished brass, as if it had been refined in a furnace; and his voice as the voice of many waters.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his feet like unto fine brass, as in a burning furnace. And his voice as the sound of many waters.

Darby Bible Translation
and his feet like fine brass, as burning in a furnace; and his voice as the voice of many waters;

English Revised Version
and his feet like unto burnished brass, as if it had been refined in a furnace; and his voice as the voice of many waters.

Webster's Bible Translation
And his feet like fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

Weymouth New Testament
His feet were like silver-bronze, when it is white-hot in a furnace; and His voice resembled the sound of many waters.

World English Bible
His feet were like burnished brass, as if it had been refined in a furnace. His voice was like the voice of many waters.

Young's Literal Translation
and his feet like to fine brass, as in a furnace having been fired, and his voice as a sound of many waters,
Study Bible
John's Vision on Patmos
14The hair of His head was white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes were like a blazing fire. 15His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and His voice was like the roar of many waters. 16He held in His right hand seven stars, and a sharp double-edged sword came from His mouth. His face was like the sun shining at its brightest.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 1:7
Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the hooves of a calf, gleaming like polished bronze.

Ezekiel 1:24
When the creatures moved, I heard the sound of their wings like the roar of many waters, like the voice of the Almighty, like the tumult of an army. When they stood still, they lowered their wings.

Ezekiel 40:3
So He took me there, and I saw a man whose appearance was like bronze. He was standing in the gateway with a linen cord and a measuring rod in his hand.

Ezekiel 43:2
and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice was like the roar of many waters, and the earth shone with His glory.

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.

Revelation 2:18
To the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like a blazing fire and whose feet are like polished bronze.

Revelation 10:1
Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head. His face was like the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire.

Revelation 14:2
And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and the loud rumbling of thunder. And the sound I heard was like harpists strumming their harps.

Revelation 19:6
And I heard a sound like the roar of a great multitude, like the rushing of many waters, and like a mighty rumbling of thunder, crying out: "Hallelujah! For our Lord God, the Almighty, reigns.

Treasury of Scripture

And his feet like to fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

his feet.

Revelation 2:18
And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;

Ezekiel 1:7
And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.

Ezekiel 40:3
And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.

his voice.

Revelation 14:2
And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:

Revelation 19:6
And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

Psalm 93:4
The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.







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.

feet
πόδες (podes)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4228: The foot. A primary word; a 'foot'.

[were] like
ὅμοιοι (homoioi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3664: Like, similar to, resembling, of equal rank. From the base of homou; similar.

polished bronze
χαλκολιβάνῳ (chalkolibanō)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5474: Neuter of a compound of chalkos and libanos; burnished copper, an alloy of copper and silver having a brilliant lustre.

refined
πεπυρωμένης (pepyrōmenēs)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4448: From pur; to kindle, i.e. to be ignited, glow, be refined, or to be inflamed.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

a furnace,
καμίνῳ (kaminō)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2575: A furnace, oven, kiln. Probably from kaio; a furnace.

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.

voice
φωνὴ (phōnē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5456: Probably akin to phaino through the idea of disclosure; a tone; by implication, an address, saying or language.

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

[the] roar
φωνὴ (phōnē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5456: Probably akin to phaino through the idea of disclosure; a tone; by implication, an address, saying or language.

of many
πολλῶν (pollōn)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

waters.
ὑδάτων (hydatōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5204: Water. And genitive case, hudatos, etc. From the base of huetos; water literally or figuratively.
(15) His feet like unto fine brass.--The feet, like the feet of the ministering priests of Israel, were bare, and appeared like chalcolibanus (fine brass). The exact meaning of this word (used only here) is not certain. The most trustworthy authors incline to take it as a hybrid word, half Greek, half Hebrew--chalcos, brass, and laban, white, to whiten--and understand it to signify brass which has attained in the furnace a white heat. "Such technical words were likely enough to be current in a population like that of Ephesus, consisting largely of workers in metal, some of whom--if we may judge from the case of Alexander the coppersmith (Acts 19:34; 2Timothy 4:14)--were, without doubt, Jews. I believe the word in question to have belonged to this technical vocabulary. It is at any rate used by St. John as familiar and intelligible to those for whom he wrote" (Prof. Plumptre in the Epistles to Seven Churches, in loco).

His voice as the sound (better, voice, as the same word--phone--is used twice, and translated first "voice" and then "sound" in our English version) of many waters.--Daniel described the voice of the Ancient of Days as the voice of a multitude (Daniel 10:6); but the voice of the multitude was in earlier Hebrew writings compared to the sound of the waves of the sea, which the voice of the Lord alone could subdue (Psalm 65:7; Psalm 93:4). This image the Evangelist adopts to describe the voice of Christ--strong and majestic, amid the Babel-sounds of earth. That voice, whose word stilled the sea, sounds as the waves of the sea, which St. John heard Him rebuke.

Verse 15. - Fine brass. This may stand as a translation of χαλκολίβανος, a word which occurs here and in Revelation 2:18 only, and the second half of which has never been satisfactorily explained. It may have been a local technical term in use among the metalworkers of Ephesus (Acts 19:24; 2 Timothy 4:14). The Rhemish Version renders it "latten." In what follows, the Revised Version is to be preferred: "as if it had been refined in a furnace; and his voice as the voice of many waters." It is tempting to think that "the roar of the sea is in the ears of the lonely man in Patmos;" but the image seems rather to be that of the sound of many cataracts (comp. Ezekiel 1:24; Ezekiel 43:2; Daniel 10:6). There is singularly little of the scenery of Patmos in the Apocalypse. 1:12-20 The churches receive their light from Christ and the gospel, and hold it forth to others. They are golden candlesticks; they should be precious and pure; not only the ministers, but the members of the churches; their light should so shine before men, as to engage others to give glory to God. And the apostle saw as though of the Lord Jesus Christ appeared in the midst of the golden candlesticks. He is with his churches always, to the end of the world, filling them with light, and life, and love. He was clothed with a robe down to the feet, perhaps representing his righteousness and priesthood, as Mediator. This vest was girt with a golden girdle, which may denote how precious are his love and affection for his people. His head and hairs white like wool and as snow, may signify his majesty, purity, and eternity. His eyes as a flame of fire, may represent his knowledge of the secrets of all hearts, and of the most distant events. His feet like fine brass burning in a furnace, may denote the firmness of his appointments, and the excellence of his proceedings. His voice as the sound of many waters, may represent the power of his word, to remove or to destroy. The seven stars were emblems of the ministers of the seven churches to which the apostle was ordered to write, and whom Christ upheld and directed. The sword represented his justice, and his word, piercing to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, Heb 4:12. His countenance was like the sun, when it shines clearly and powerfully; its strength too bright and dazzling for mortal eyes to behold. The apostle was overpowered with the greatness of the lustre and glory in which Christ appeared. We may well be contented to walk by faith, while here upon earth. The Lord Jesus spake words of comfort; Fear not. Words of instruction; telling who thus appeared. And his Divine nature; the First and the Last. His former sufferings; I was dead: the very same whom his disciples saw upon the cross. His resurrection and life; I have conquered death, and am partaker of endless life. His office and authority; sovereign dominion in and over the invisible world, as the Judge of all, from whose sentence there is no appeal. Let us listen to the voice of Christ, and receive the tokens of his love, for what can he withhold from those for whose sins he has died? May we then obey his word, and give up ourselves wholly to him who directs all things aright.
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