Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

And the living beings ran to and fro like bolts of lightning.

King James Version

And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.

Holman Bible

The creatures were darting back and forth like flashes of lightning.

International Standard Version

The living beings moved around, in appearance resembling lightning.

A Conservative Version

And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.

American Standard Version

And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.

Amplified

And the living beings moved rapidly back and forth like flashes of lightning.

Bible in Basic English

And the living beings went out and came back as quickly as a thunder-flame.

Darby Translation

And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.

Julia Smith Translation

And the living creatures ran and turned back as the appearance of lightning.

King James 2000

And the living creatures ran back and forth like the appearance of a flash of lightning.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the living creatures {were speeding to and fro} like the appearance of lightning.

Modern King James verseion

And the living creatures kept running and returning, like the appearance of a flash of lightning.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the beasts ran and returned after the fashion of lightning.

NET Bible

The living beings moved backward and forward as quickly as flashes of lightning.

New Heart English Bible

The living creatures darted back and forth, like the appearance of a flash of lightning.

The Emphasized Bible

And the living ones ran and returned, - like the appearance of a flash of lightning.

Webster

And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.

World English Bible

The living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the living creatures are running, and turning back, as the appearance of the flash.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

ran
רצא 
Ratsa' 
run
Usage: 1

and returned
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

as the appearance
מראה 
Mar'eh 
Usage: 104

References

Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

Date Of Vision Of Living Creatures And Glory Of The Throne Of Yahweh

13 In the midst of the living beings there was something that looked like burning coals of fire, like torches darting back and forth among the living beings. The fire was bright, and lightning was flashing from the fire. 14 And the living beings ran to and fro like bolts of lightning. 15 Now as I looked at the living beings, behold, there was one wheel on the earth beside the living beings, for each of the four of them.



Cross References

Zechariah 4:10

For who has despised the day of small things? But these seven will be glad when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel—these are the eyes of the Lord which range to and fro throughout the earth.”

Matthew 24:27

For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.

Psalm 147:15

He sends forth His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly.

Daniel 9:21

while I was still speaking in prayer, then the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision previously, came to me in my extreme weariness about the time of the evening offering.

Zechariah 2:3-4

And behold, the angel who was speaking with me was going out, and another angel was coming out to meet him,

Matthew 24:31

And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

Mark 13:27

And then He will send forth the angels, and will gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest end of the earth to the farthest end of heaven.

Luke 17:24

For just like the lightning, when it flashes out of one part of the sky, shines to the other part of the sky, so will the Son of Man be in His day.

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