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PARALLEL BIBLE - Revelation 1:14

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King James Bible - Revelation 1:14

His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

World English Bible

His head and his hair were white as white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire.

Douay-Rheims - Revelation 1:14

And his head and his hairs were white, as white wool, and as snow, and his eyes were as a flame of fire,

Webster's Bible Translation

His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

Greek Textus Receptus

3588 δε 1161 κεφαλη 2776 αυτου 846 και 2532 αι 3588 τριχες 2359 λευκαι 3022 ωσει 5616 εριον 2053 λευκον 3022 ως 5613 χιων 5510 και 2532 οι 3588 οφθαλμοι 3788 αυτου 846 ως 5613 φλοξ 5395 πυρος 4442

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VERSE (14) -
Da 7:9 Mt 28:3

SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:14

Y su cabeza y sus cabellos eran blancos como la lana blanca, como la nieve; y sus ojos como llama de fuego;

Clarke's Bible Commentary - Revelation 1:14

Verse 14. His head and his
hairs were white like wool] This was not only an emblem of his antiquity, but it was the evidence of his glory; for the whiteness or splendour of his head and hair doubtless proceeded from the rays of light and glory which encircled his head, and darted from it in all directions. The splendour around the head was termed by the Romans nimbus, and by us a glory; and was represented round the heads of gods, deified persons, and saints. It is used in the same way through almost all the nations of the earth.

His eyes were as a flame of fire] To denote his omniscience, and the all-penetrating nature of the Divine knowledge.

John Gill's Bible Commentary

Ver. 14. His head and [his] hairs [were] white like wool, as white as snow , etc.] In allusion to the white head and hairs of old men, said to be hoary, or like the hoar frost, and compared to an almond tree in bloom, ( Ecclesiastes 12:5); and here to wool and snow for whiteness; (see Ezekiel 27:18); and according to the Jews f39 , bl rmx , white wool, is the wool of a lamb just born, about which a cloth is bound, that it may not be defiled; now these metaphors are expressive of the antiquity of Christ, who is the everlasting Father, and whose goings forth were of old, even from everlasting; and of his senile gravity and prudence, for with the Ancient is wisdom; he is the wisdom of God, in whom all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hid; and also of his glory and majesty, being the brightness of his Father's glory; and likewise of his true and proper deity, since this description is the same with that of the Ancient of days in ( Daniel 7:9); for by his head is not here meant either God the Father, who is sometimes called the head of Christ, ( 1 Corinthians 11:3), nor his divine nature, which is the chief and principal in him, nor his headship over the church; nor do his hairs intend his elect, which grow upon him, and are nourished by him, and are so called for their number, weakness, and purity: and his eyes [were] as a flame of fire : (see Daniel 10:6); which may design the omniscience of Christ, which reaches to all persons, and things, and is very searching and penetrating, and discovers and brings to light things the most dark and obscure; and also Christ's eyes of love upon his own people, which have both heat and light; Christ's love never waxes cold, and, being shed abroad in the hearts of his people, warms theirs; and in the light of his gracious countenance do they see light; and his love, like flames of fire, melts their souls into a true and genuine repentance for sin: or else, rather his eyes of wrath and vengeance, as set upon his enemies, are here meant: which will be fierce and furious, bring swift and sudden destruction on them, before which there is no standing, and from which there is no fleeing. It is said of Augustus Caesar, that he had fiery eyes f40 .

Matthew Henry Commentary

Verses 12-20 - The
churches receive their light from Christ and the gospel, and holy 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 other to give glory to God. And the apostle saw as though of the Lord Jesu 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, an life, and love. He was clothed with a robe down to the feet, perhap representing his righteousness and priesthood, as Mediator. This ves 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 woo and as snow, may signify his majesty, purity, and eternity. His eyes a a flame of fire, may represent his knowledge of the secrets of all hearts, and of the most distant events. His feet like fine bras burning in a furnace, may denote the firmness of his appointments, an the excellence of his proceedings. His voice as the sound of man 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 an directed. The sword represented his justice, and his word, piercing to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, Heb 4:12. His countenance wa like the sun, when it shines clearly and powerfully; its strength to bright and dazzling for mortal eyes to behold. The apostle wa overpowered with the greatness of the lustre and glory in which Chris appeared. We may well be contented to walk by faith, while here upo 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 sam whom his disciples saw upon the cross. His resurrection and life; have conquered death, and am partaker of endless life. His office an 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 thing aright __________________________________________________________________

Greek Textus Receptus

2532 CONJ οι 3588 T-NPM ποδες 4228 N-NPM αυτου 846 P-GSM ομοιοι 3664 A-NPM χαλκολιβανω 5474 N-DSN ως 5613 ADV εν 1722 PREP καμινω 2575 N-DSF πεπυρωμενοι 4448 5772 V-RPP-NPM και 2532 CONJ η 3588 T-NSF φωνη 5456 N-NSF αυτου 846 P-GSM ως 5613 ADV φωνη 5456 N-NSF υδατων 5204 N-GPN πολλων 4183 A-GPN

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