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Ezekiel 1:22

    Ezekiel 1:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the likeness of the firmament on the heads of the living creature was as the color of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And over the head of the living creature there was the likeness of a firmament, like the terrible crystal to look upon, stretched forth over their heads above.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And over the heads of the living beings there was the form of an arch, looking like ice, stretched out over their heads on high.

    Webster's Revision

    And over the head of the living creature there was the likeness of a firmament, like the terrible crystal to look upon, stretched forth over their heads above.

    World English Bible

    Over the head of the living creature there was the likeness of an expanse, like the awesome crystal to look on, stretched forth over their heads above.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And over the head of the living creature there was the likeness of a firmament, like the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.

    Definitions for Ezekiel 1:22

    Firmament - Expanse or vault over the earth; sky.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 1:22

    The color of the terrible crystal - Like a crystal, well cut and well polished, with various faces, by which rays of light were refracted, assuming either a variety of prismatic colors, or an insufferably brilliant splendor. This seems to be the meaning of the terrible crystal. Newcome translates, fearful ice. The common translation is preferable.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 1:22

    "The color" (Hebrew, "eye") "of the terrible crystal" refers to the dazzling brightness of the "firmament," a clear bright expanse between the "throne" and the "living creatures," separating heaven from earth.