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Ezekiel 1:4 (KJV)
And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
And I looked, and, behold, a WHIRLWIND
7307 ruwach; from 7306; wind; by resemblance breath, i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions):--air, anger, blast, breath, x cool, courage, mind, x quarter, x side, spirit ([-ual), tempest, x vain, ([whirl-]) wind (-y).
7306 ruwach; a primitive root; properly to blow, i.e. breathe; only (literally) to smell or by implication perceive (figuratively to anticipate, enjoy):--accept, smell, z touch, make of quick understanding
5591 ca'ar; or ce'arah; from 5590; a hurricane:--storm (-y), tempest, whirlwind.
5590 ca'ar; a primitive root; to rush upon; by implication to toss (transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively): --be (toss with) tempest (-uous), be sore troubled, come out as a (drive with the, scatter with a) whirlwind.
came out of the NORTH,
6828 tsaphown; or tsaphon; from 6845; properly hidden, i.e. dark; used only of the north as a quarter (gloomy and unknown): --north (-ern, side, -ward, wind).
6845 tsaphan; a primitive root; to hide (by covering over); by implication to hoard or reserve; figuratively to deny; speculatively (favorably) to protect, (unfavorably) to lurk:--esteem, hide (-den one, self), lay up, lurk (be set) privily, (keep) secret (-ly, place).
a great CLOUD
6051 'anan; from 6049; a cloud (as covering the sky), i.e. the nimbus or thunder-cloud:--cloud (-y).
6049 'anan [the accent marks are different]; a primitive root; to cover; used only as denominatively from 6051, to cloud over; figuratively to act covertly, i.e. practise magic:--x bring, enchanger, Meonemin, observe (-r of) times, soothsayer, sorcerer.
Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary: nimbus: 1a: a luminous vapor, cloud, or atmosphere about a god or goddess when on earth b: a cloud or atmosphere (as of romance) about a person or thing, 2: an indication (as a circle) of radiant light or glory about the head of a drawn or sculptured divinity, saint, or sovereign, 3a: a rain cloud that is of uniform grayness and extends over the entire sky, b: a cloud from which rain is falling.
thundercloud: a cloud charged with electricity and producing lightning and thunder.
and a fire INFOLDING itself,
3947 laqach; a primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications):--accept, bring, buy, carry away, drawn, fetch, get, infold, x many, mingle, place, receive (-ing), reserve, seize, send for, take (away, -ing, up), use, win.
and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the COLOUR
5869 'ayin; probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape): --affliction, outward appearance, + before, + think best, colour, conceit, + be content, countenance, + displease, eye ([-brow], [-d], -sight), face, + favour, fountain, furrow [from the margin], x him, + humble, knowledge, look, (+ well), x me, open (-ly), + (not) please, presence, + regard, resemblance, sight, x thee, x them, + think, x us, well, x you (-rselves).
of AMBER, out of the midst of the fire.
2830 chashmal; of uncertain derivation; probably bronze or polished spectrum metal:--amber.
I looked, and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north--an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal.
As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, and a great cloud, with brightness round about it, and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, as it were gleaming bronze.
And I looked, and behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the look of glowing brass, out of the midst of the fire.
Young's Literal Translation
And I look, and lo, a tempestuous wind is coming from the north, a great cloud, and fire catching itself, and brightness to it round about, and out of its midst as the colour of copper, out of the midst of the fire.
As I looked, behold, a storm wind was coming from the north, a great cloud with fire flashing forth continually and a bright light around it, and in its midst something like glowing metal in the midst of the fire.
New American Bible
As I looked, a stormwind came from the North, a huge cloud with flashing fire [enveloped in brightness], from the midst of which [the midst of the fire] something gleamed like electrum.
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