Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

The living beings moved around, in appearance resembling lightning.

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.

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 creatures darted back and forth like a flash 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 Now, in the midst of the living beings there was something that appeared to glow like coals kindled by a fire, like torches that moved back and forth between the living beings. The fire was dazzling, and lightning flashed from the fire. 14 The living beings moved around, in appearance resembling lightning. 15 As I observed the living beings, I noticed one wheel on the earth beside each being that is, for the four of them.



Cross References

Zechariah 4:10

For who has despised the time of insignificant things? They will rejoice to see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. These seven lights represent the eyes of the LORD, which are looking throughout all of the earth."

Matthew 24:27

because just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

Psalm 147:15

He sends out his command to the earth, making his word go forth quickly.

Daniel 9:21

while I was still speaking, Gabriel, the man of God whom I had seen in the previous vision, appeared to me about the time of the evening offering.

Zechariah 2:3-4

Look! That angel who was talking to me left, and another angel came forward to meet him.

Matthew 24:31

He'll send out his angels with a loud trumpet blast, and they'll gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to another."

Mark 13:27

He'll send out his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven."

Luke 17:24

Because just as lightning flashes and shines from one end of the sky to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his time.

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