Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.

Holman Bible

Then I looked, and there above the expanse over the heads of the cherubim was something like sapphire stone resembling the shape of a throne that appeared above them.

International Standard Version

As I continued to watch, there on the expanse above the heads of the cherubim was a massive sapphire stone that resembled a throne in form and appearance.

A Conservative Version

Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was over the head of the cherubim there appeared above them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.

American Standard Version

Then I looked, and behold, in the firmament that was over the head of the cherubim there appeared above them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.

Amplified

Then I looked and behold, in the firmament that was over the heads of the cherubim there appeared above them something looking like a sapphire stone, in form resembling a throne.

Bible in Basic English

Then looking, I saw that on the arch which was over the head of the winged ones there was seen over them what seemed like a sapphire stone, having the form of a king's seat.

Darby Translation

And I looked, and behold, in the expanse that was over the head of the cherubim there appeared above them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then I looked, and, behold, above the heaven that was above the head of the cherubim there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.

Julia Smith Translation

And I shall see, and behold, to the which is over the head of the cherubs, as a stone of sapphire, as the vision of the likeness of a throne was seen over them.

King James 2000

Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubim there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And I looked, and look! On the expanse that [was] above the head of the cherubim [something] like a stone of sapphire, [and] like [the] appearance of [the] shape of a throne it appeared above them.

Modern King James verseion

And I looked, and behold! In the expanse over the head of the cherubs was seen the appearance of the form of a throne, like a sapphire stone, above them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And as I looked, behold, in the firmament that was above the cherubims there appeared the similitude of a stool of sapphire upon them.

NET Bible

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.

New Heart English Bible

Then I looked, and saw, in the expanse that was over the head of the cherubim there appeared above them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.

The Emphasized Bible

Then looked I. and lo! in the expanses which was over the head of the cherubim as a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne, appeared over them.

Webster

Then I looked, and behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubim there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.

World English Bible

Then I looked, and see, in the expanse that was over the head of the cherubim there appeared above them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.

Youngs Literal Translation

And I look, and lo, on the expanse that is above the head of the cherubs, as a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne, He hath been seen over them.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

and, behold, in the firmament
רקיע 
Raqiya` 
Usage: 17

ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

of the cherubims
כּרוּב 
K@ruwb 
Usage: 91

ספּיר 
Cappiyr 
Usage: 11

as the appearance
מראה 
Mar'eh 
Usage: 104

of the likeness
דּמוּת 
D@muwth 
Usage: 25

Context Readings

God's Presence Leaves The Temple

1 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. 2 And He spoke to the man clothed in linen and said, "Enter between the whirling wheels under the cherubim and fill your hands with coals of fire from between the cherubim and scatter them over the city." And he entered in my sight.


Cross References

Exodus 24:10

and they saw the God of Israel; and under His feet there appeared to be a pavement of sapphire, as clear as the sky itself.

Revelation 4:2-3

Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and One sitting on the throne.

Genesis 18:2

When he lifted up his eyes and looked, behold, three men were standing opposite him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth,

Genesis 18:17

The LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do,

Genesis 18:22

Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, while Abraham was still standing before the LORD.

Genesis 18:31

And he said, "Now behold, I have ventured to speak to the Lord; suppose twenty are found there?" And He said, "I will not destroy it on account of the twenty."

Genesis 32:24

Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.

Genesis 32:30

So Jacob named the place Peniel, for he said, "I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved."

Joshua 5:13-15

Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us or for our adversaries?"

Joshua 6:2

The LORD said to Joshua, "See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and the valiant warriors.

Psalm 18:10

He rode upon a cherub and flew; And He sped upon the wings of the wind.

Psalm 68:17-18

The chariots of God are myriads, thousands upon thousands; The Lord is among them as at Sinai, in holiness.

Isaiah 21:8-9

Then the lookout called, "O Lord, I stand continually by day on the watchtower, And I am stationed every night at my guard post.

Jeremiah 13:6

After many days the LORD said to me, "Arise, go to the Euphrates and take from there the waistband which I commanded you to hide there."

Jeremiah 13:8

Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Jeremiah 13:18-22

Say to the king and the queen mother, "Take a lowly seat, For your beautiful crown Has come down from your head."

Ezekiel 1:22-26

Now over the heads of the living beings there was something like an expanse, like the awesome gleam of crystal, spread out over their heads.

Ezekiel 10:20

These are the living beings that I saw beneath the God of Israel by the river Chebar; so I knew that they were cherubim.

Ezekiel 11:22

Then the cherubim lifted up their wings with the wheels beside them, and the glory of the God of Israel hovered over them.

Habakkuk 2:1

I will stand on my guard post And station myself on the rampart; And I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me, And how I may reply when I am reproved.

John 1:18

No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.

Ephesians 1:20

which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,

1 Peter 3:22

who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him.

Revelation 1:13

and in the middle of the lampstands I saw one like a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across His chest with a golden sash.

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