Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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 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.

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 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches: [the fire] went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning. 14 The living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning. 15 Now as I saw the living creatures, behold, one wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, for each of the four faces of it.



Cross References

Zechariah 4:10

Indeed, who despises the day of small things? For these seven shall rejoice, and shall see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. These are the eyes of Yahweh, which run back and forth through the whole earth."

Matthew 24:27

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

Psalm 147:15

He sends out his commandment to the earth. His word runs very swiftly.

Daniel 9:21

yes, while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening offering.

Zechariah 2:3-4

Behold, the angel who talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him,

Matthew 24:31

He will send out his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

Mark 13:27

Then he will send out his angels, and will gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the sky.

Luke 17:24

for as the lightning, when it flashes out of the one part under the sky, shines to the other part under the sky; so will the Son of Man be in his day.

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