Hope Pub. 1972
He walks among the golden lamps on feet like burnished bronze;
his hair as snows of winter white,
his eyes with fire aflame and bright;
his glorious robe of seamless light surpassing Solomon's.
And in his hand the seven stars and from his mouth a sword;
his voice the thunder of the seas;
all creatures bow to his decrees,
who holds the everlasting keys and reigns as sovereign Lord.
More radiant than the sun at noon, who was, and is to be:
who was, from everlasting days;
who lives, the Lord of all our ways;
to him be majesty and praise for all eternity.
13 and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man,
clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest.
14 The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow.
His eyes were like a flame of fire, 15 his feet were
like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace,
and his voice was like the roar of many waters.
16 In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth
came a sharp two-edged sword,
and his face was like the sun shining in full strength.
17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead.
But he laid his right hand on me, saying,
“Fear not, I am the first and the last,
18 and the living one. I died, and behold
I am alive forevermore,
and I have the keys of Death and Hades.
Thus says the Word of our LORD ....