New International Version
The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire.
King James Bible
His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
Darby Bible Translation
his head and hair white like white wool, as snow; and his eyes as a flame of fire;
World English Bible
His head and his hair were white as white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire.
Young's Literal Translation
and his head and hairs white, as if white wool -- as snow, and his eyes as a flame of fire;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
His head and his hairs were white like wool - This was not only an emblem of his antiquity, but it was the evidence of his glory; for the whiteness or splendor of his head and hair doubtless proceeded from the rays of light and glory which encircled his head, and darted from it in all directions. The splendor around the head was termed by the Romans nimbus, and by us a glory; and was represented round the heads of gods, deified persons, and saints. It is used in the same way through almost all the nations of the earth.
His eyes were as a flame of fire - To denote his omniscience, and the all-penetrating nature of the Divine knowledge.
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and his hairs.
and his eyes.
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"I am alive forevermore" (Rev. i. 18). Here is the message of the Christ of the cross and the still more glorious and precious Christ of the resurrection. It is beautiful and inspiring to note the touch of light and glory with which these simple words invest the cross. It is not said I am He that was dead and liveth, but "I am He that liveth and was dead, but am alive forevermore." Life is mentioned before the death. There are two ways of looking at the cross. One is from the death side and the other …
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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.
"To the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze.
His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.
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