As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day
The rainbow, which is no other than the reflection of the rays of the sun in a thin watery cloud on a rainy day: so [was] the appearance of the brightness round about it;
so Christ is represented as clothed with a cloud, and a rainbow about his head, ( Revelation 10:1 ) ; which is a token of the covenant of grace, in which Christ is concerned; it is round about him; he is the head mediator, surety, and messenger of it; all the blessings and promises of it are in him; and he is that itself, which is only a reverberation him, the sun of righteousness; and it is also about the throne on which he sits, which is upheld by mercy and truth; and it is ever in his view and he is always mindful of it: this part of the vision agrees with ( Revelation 4:3 ) ; this [was] the appearance of the likeness of the glory of God:
of the divine Shechinah; the Word of God that was made flesh and dwelt among us; whose glory is as the only begotten of the Father; and who is the brightness of his Father's glory, and the express image of his person: and when I saw [it], I fell upon my face;
through fear and reverence of the glorious Person that appeared to him; see ( Revelation 1:17 ) ; and I heard a voice of one that spake:
what is delivered in the following chapter; which contains Ezekiel's commission from Christ, who is the person that spake unto him.