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Matthew 28:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— His appearance was as lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And his look was as lightning, and his clothing white as snow.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Now his appearance, was, as lightning, and, his clothing, white as snow;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and his countenance was as lightning, and his clothing white as snow,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And his countenance was as lightning and his raiment as snow.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snowe.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— His aspect was like lightning, and his raiment was white as the snow.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And his aspect was like the lightning; and his raiment white like snow:

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
His 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
countenance 2397
{2397} Prime
ἰδέα
idea
{id-eh'-ah}
From G1492; a sight (compare figuratively 'idea'), that is, aspect.
was 2258
{2258} Prime
ἦν
en
{ane}
Imperfect of G1510; I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).
z5713
<5713> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 532
like 5613
{5613} Prime
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
lightning, 796
{0796} Prime
ἀστραπή
astrape
{as-trap-ay'}
From G0797; lightning; by analogy glare.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
his 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
raiment 1742
{1742} Prime
ἔνδυμα
enduma
{en'-doo-mah}
From G1746; apparel (especially the outer robe).
white 3022
{3022} Prime
λευκός
leukos
{lyoo-kos'}
From λύκη [[luke]] ('light'); white.
as 5616
{5616} Prime
ὡσεί
hosei
{ho-si'}
From G5613 and G1487; as if.
snow: 5510
{5510} Prime
χιών
chion
{khee-one'}
Perhaps akin to the base of G5490 (G5465) or G5494 (as descending or empty); snow.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 28:3

_ _ His countenance — appearance.

_ _ was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow — the one expressing the glory, the other the purity of the celestial abode from which he came.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 28:1-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Matthew 28:3

His (c) countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

(c) The beams of his eyes, and by the figure of speech called synecdoche, this is understood as the countenance.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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.
Psalms 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. ... And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
Daniel 10:5-6 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins [were] girded with fine gold of Uphaz: ... His body also [was] like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
Revelation 1:14-16 His head and [his] hairs [were] white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes [were] as a flame of fire; ... And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance [was] as the sun shineth in his strength.
Revelation 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow [was] upon his head, and his face [was] as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

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;
Revelation 3:4-5 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. ... He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
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Ps 104:4. Ezk 1:4. Dn 10:5. Mt 17:2. Mk 9:3; 16:5. Ac 1:10. Rv 1:14; 3:4; 10:1; 18:1.

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