and they saw the God of Israel. Under his feet there was something like a pavement made of sapphire, clear like the sky itself.
No one has ever seen God. The only one, himself God, who is in closest fellowship with the Father, has made God known.
As I watched, I saw on the platform above the top of the cherubim something like a sapphire, resembling the shape of a throne, appearing above them.
And the one seated on it was like jasper and carnelian in appearance, and a rainbow looking like it was made of emerald encircled the throne.
So Jacob named the place Peniel, explaining, "Certainly I have seen God face to face and have survived."
Then I will take away my hand, and you will see my back, but my face must not be seen."
And he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.
He alone possesses immortality and lives in unapproachable light, whom no human has ever seen or is able to see. To him be honor and eternal power! Amen.
No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God resides in us, and his love is perfected in us.
He added, "I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." Then Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.
The Lord's messenger did not appear again to Manoah and his wife. After all this happened Manoah realized that the visitor had been the Lord's messenger.
Micaiah said, "That being the case, hear the word of the Lord. I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, with all the heavenly assembly standing on his right and on his left.
"Who is this who appears like the dawn? Beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awe-inspiring as the stars in procession?"
In the year of King Uzziah's death, I saw the sovereign master seated on a high, elevated throne. The hem of his robe filled the temple.
Above the platform over their heads was something like a sapphire shaped like a throne. High above on the throne was a form that appeared to be a man.
(Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God -- he has seen the Father.)
Jesus replied, "Have I been with you for so long, and you have not known me, Philip? The person who has seen me has seen the Father! How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?
He held seven stars in his right hand, and a sharp double-edged sword extended out of his mouth. His face shone like the sun shining at full strength.
The city possesses the glory of God; its brilliance is like a precious jewel, like a stone of crystal-clear jasper.
The city's wall is made of jasper and the city is pure gold, like transparent glass.