Revelation 1:15 Index
"And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters."
Research Material

"...feet like unto fine brass..."

  • Jesus has trod the fiery path of affliction before us -- walking where we have walked (or will walk), caring our physical and spiritual needs. Of all the metals, brass is considered to be the most enduring. The Greek word chalkolibanoo, used here for brass, refers to the famous metal made by the Greeks and Romans -- a mixture of copper, silver, and gold called Corinthian brass. It was considered to be of more value than gold. (KC 27)
  • ...a substance of uncertain identification. It was probably some metal like gold, burnished and radiant. The "brass" of Bile times was actually bronze (Exodus 25:3). (7BC 739)

"...as if they burned in a furnace..."

  • Rather, "having been burned," that is, fired in a furnace. Textual evidence favors... a reading that refers this phrase to the "brass" rather than to the feet themselves. That is, the brass appeared as if fired in a furnace. The feet looked like brass that had been subjected to intense heat. (7BC 739)

"...and his voice as the sound of many waters."

  • The voice of Jesus is majesty -- ultimate in power over all things -- like the waves of the sea. Jesus speaks to [us] with a deep, beautiful harmonious voice. (KC 27)
  • In John's day the roar of the ocean and the crash of thunder were among the loudest and deepest sounds known to man. In their depth and majesty these are still unsurpassed as symbols for the voice of the Creator. (7BC 739)