New International Version
Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out to me. In it was a scroll,
King James Bible
And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;
Darby Bible Translation
And I looked, and behold, a hand was put forth toward me; and behold, a roll of a book therein.
World English Bible
When I looked, behold, a hand was put forth to me; and, behold, a scroll of a book was therein;
Young's Literal Translation
And I look, and lo, a hand is sent forth unto me, and lo, in it a roll of a book,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A hand was sent - Here the hand signifies not only the instrument of conveyance, but an emblem of the Divine power, which the hand of God always signifies.
A roll of a book - מגלת שפר megillath sepher. All ancient books were written so as to be rolled up; hence volumen, a volume, from volvo, I roll.
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Then I said, 'Here I am--it is written about me in the scroll-- I have come to do your will, my God.'"
Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals.
Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me once more: "Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land."
"Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah and all the other nations from the time I began speaking to you in the reign of Josiah till now.
So Jeremiah called Baruch son of Neriah, and while Jeremiah dictated all the words the LORD had spoken to him, Baruch wrote them on the scroll.
And he said to me, "Son of man, eat what is before you, eat this scroll; then go and speak to the people of Israel."
He stretched out what looked like a hand and took me by the hair of my head. The Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and in visions of God he took me to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate of the inner court, where the idol that provokes to jealousy stood.
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