The first living creature resembled a lion, the second an ox, the third had a face like that of a man, and the fourth resembled an eagle flying.
The appearance of the locusts was like that of horses equipped for war. On their heads they had wreaths which looked like gold.
He looked up and said, "I can see the people: I see them like trees--only walking."
So he sprang up and began to walk about. Then the crowds, seeing what Paul had done, rent the air with their shouts in the Lycaonian language, saying, "The gods have assumed human form and have come down to us."
But if our unrighteousness sets God's righteousness in a clearer light, what shall we say? (Is God unrighteous--I speak in our everyday language-- when He inflicts punishment?
your human infirmity leads me to employ these familiar figures--and just as you once surrendered your faculties into bondage to Impurity and ever-increasing disregard of Law, so you must now surrender them into bondage to Righteousness ever advancing towards perfect holiness.
1 Corinthians 3:4
For when some one says, "I belong to Paul," and another says, "I belong to Apollos," is not this the way men of the world speak?
1 Corinthians 9:8
Am I making use of merely worldly illustrations? Does not the Law speak in the same tone?
and in the center of the lampstands some One resembling the Son of Man, clothed in a robe which reached to His feet, and with a girdle of gold across His breast.
Then I looked, and a white cloud appeared, and sitting on the cloud was some One resembling the Son of Man, having a wreath of gold upon His head and in His hand a sharp sickle.
And he measured the wall of it--a wall of a hundred and forty-four cubits, according to human measure, which was also that of the angel.