|1:7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf’s foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.
1:8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.
Commentary on 1:7 [5 September 2007]: The Hebrew word translated feet would likely better be rendered steps. This makes much more sense of the verse: “Their steps [the changes they made in returning to Yehuveh] were straight steps; and the sole [3709: curve, inclination upward] of their steps was like the sole [upward inclination] of a calf’s [5695 from 5696: `agol, “circular,” complete return to the beginning truths] step: and they sparkled [gave off tiny bits of light] like the colour of burnished brass [as enlightening by whispering the words of Yehuveh quietly (as contrasted with traditional public evangelistic procedures)—study entries = 5178, 5154, 5153, and 5172].”
Commenatry on 1:8 [5 September 2007]: Though totally loving Yehuveh and deeply conscientious to “do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes,” under this protective defense, Yehuveh’s living ones are concerned for and compassionate toward their fellow men. The Hebrew word for hand used here is entry 3027: yad, a primary root simply meaning “a hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from 3709, the closed one).” To bring this concept into the vernacular, beneath their first aliegance to Yehuveh and His instructions, these people are “open-handed”—generous, helpful, compassionate, considerate, genuinely interested in the welfare of their fellow men.
Originally Written: 5 September 2007
Latest Update: 5 September 2007
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