And in the middle of the seven candlesticks one like to the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot…
1. Because of the glorious majesty that is in it (Song of Solomon 5:15). There is an excellency and beauty in it that dazzles and obscures all the excellency and beauty of the world, even as the light of the sun obscures the stars.
2. Because of the lightsomeness of it; for Christ is to believers as the sun is to the world (John 1:9).
3. His countenance is as the sun shining in his strength, for the refreshingness of it (Psalm 4:6, 7). His countenance maketh the heart more glad than corn and wine and worldly comforts whatsoever.
4. His countenance is so compared from the effectual influence ii hath on believers' growth (Malachi 4.).
Parallel VersesKJV: And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.