Revelation

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Revelation 19:16

“And he hath on his vesture, and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.”

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Other Translations

And he hath on [his] vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
- King James Version

And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he hath on his garment and on his thigh a name written, KINGS OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And on his robe and on his leg is a name, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
- Basic English Bible

And he has upon his garment, and upon his thigh, a name written, King of kings, and Lord of lords.
- Darby Bible

And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
- Webster's Bible

And on His outer garment and on His thigh He has a name written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
- Weymouth Bible

He has on his garment and on his thigh a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."
- World English Bible

And he hath writun in his cloth, and in the hemme, Kyng of kyngis and Lord of lordis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he hath upon the garment and upon his thigh the name written, `King of kings, and Lord of lords.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 19:16


19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh - That is, on the part of his vesture which is upon his thigh. A name written - It was usual of old, for great personages in the eastern countries, to have magnificent titles affixed to their garments.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 19:16


Re 19:16 He hath on [his] vesture and on his thigh. This probably signifies that the name was written on his vesture, even on his thigh. The Greek may be so translated. King of Kings. Of the various titles given to Christ in this passage this is the highest and marks him as supreme. There are four titles given in the passage: (1) Faithful and True (Re 19:11). (2) A name "that no man knew, but he himself" (Re 19:12). (3) The Word of God (Re 19:13). (4) King of kings, and Lord of lords (Re 19:16). The sublime imagery of this passage portrays the spiritual march and conquest of Christ. A purified church, following Christ, holy and true, shall carry the word in triumphant power to the nations. The armies of the saints, all united under Christ, led by him, strengthened by him, hence invincible, are marching to the great final conflict with the hosts of evil.

Discussion for Revelation 19

  • Susan
    Amen and Amen. To be able to witness Gods magnificence! No one can imagine !
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    The proper translation is 4 living things. Beasts are world powers. They more than likely are Seraphim. They and the elders worship before the throne day and night proclaiming God's Glory - Hallelujah ! I'll bet it's an awesome sight. I'll be happy just to sweep the floor! Just please let me in.
  • Word
    It's 4 creatures and they guard the throne. They were put there after the attempted overthrow by Satan who took a third of Gods children away from God and the wicked one sows his tares to earth, Matt. 13:36 to 44.
  • John
    Hi Amanda. Many commentators have compared the four beasts found in this book to the seraphim written of in Isaiah 6. You might like to have a read of that. There's a commentary by Matthew Henry of that chapter found on this site that might also prove useful. Hope that helps.
  • Amanda
    Can someone please give me their opinion of what the four beasts in Revelation 19:4 is reference to? Thank you.
  • Norm
    Jude 1:10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. 12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;

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