New American Standard Bible
and he said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened up and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God."
King James Bible
And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
Darby Bible Translation
and said, Lo, I behold the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing at the right hand of God.
World English Bible
and said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"
Young's Literal Translation
and he said, 'Lo, I see the heavens having been opened, and the Son of Man standing on the right hand of God.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I see the heavens opened - A figurative expression, denoting that he was permitted to see "into" heaven, or to see what was there, as if the firmament was divided, and the eye was permitted to penetrate the eternal world. Compare Ezekiel 1:1.
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Now it came about in the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was by the river Chebar among the exiles, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.
After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him,
Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."
And He said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."
But they cried out with a loud voice, and covered their ears and rushed at him with one impulse.
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