Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.
they saw the God of Israel; and under His feet there appeared to be a pavement of sapphire, as clear as the sky itself.
He said also, “
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, for he was afraid to look at God.
But He said, “You cannot see My face,
for no man can see Me and live!”
So Jacob named the place
Peniel, for he said, “ I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved.”
Now the angel of the Lord did not appear to Manoah or his wife again.
Then Manoah knew that he was the angel of the Lord.
1 Kings 22:19
Micaiah said, “Therefore, hear the word of the Lord. I saw the Lord sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by Him on His right and on His left.
In the year of
King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple.
As the appearance of the
rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell on my face and heard a voice speaking.
No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.
Jesus *said to him,
“Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
1 Timothy 6:16
who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.
1 John 4:12
No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.
Of a sapphire stone
above the expanse that was over their heads there was something resembling a throne, like lapis lazuli in appearance; and on that which resembled a throne, high up, was a figure with the appearance of a man.
Then I looked, and behold, in the
expanse that was over the heads of the cherubim something like a sapphire stone, in appearance resembling a throne, appeared above them.
And He who was sitting was like a
jasper stone and a sardius in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald in appearance.
The foundation stones of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation stone was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald;
In his clearness
Song of Songs 6:10
‘Who is this that grows like the dawn,
As beautiful as the full
as the sun,
awesome as an army with banners?’
As beautiful as the full
And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light.
In His right hand He held
seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength.
the glory of God. Her brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper.