New International Version
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.
King James Bible
His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
Darby Bible Translation
And his look was as lightning, and his clothing white as snow.
World English Bible
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.
Young's Literal Translation
and his countenance was as lightning, and his clothing white as snow,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
His countenance - His appearance, ἡ ιδεα αυτου; or, his face, for so the word is used in some of the best Greek writers. It seems, from Mark 16:5, that this angel had assumed the appearance of a young man.
Like lightning - Coruscations of glory continually flaming from his face. This might produce the confusion mentioned Matthew 28:2.
His raiment white as snow - He was clothed in garments emblematical of the glad tidings which he came to announce. It would have been inconsistent with the message he brought, had the angel appeared in black robes, such as those preposterously wear who call themselves his successors in the ministry of a once suffering, but now risen and highly exalted, Savior. But the world is as full of nonsense as of sin; and who can correct and bring it to reason and piety?
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"As I looked, "thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze.
His body was like topaz, his face like lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and his voice like the sound of a multitude.
The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them.
and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus' body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them.
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