Revelation 1:14

“His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

His head, and his haires were white like wooll as white as snow, and his eyes were as a flame of fire,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And his head and his hair were white as white wool, `white' as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And his head and his hair were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
- Basic English Bible

his head and hair white like white wool, as snow; and his eyes as a flame of fire;
- Darby Bible

His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
- Webster's Bible

His head and His hair were white, like white wool--as white as snow; and His eyes resembled a flame of fire.
- Weymouth Bible

His head and his hair were white as white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire.
- World English Bible

And the heed of hym and his heeris weren whijt, as whijt wolle, and as snow; and the iyen of hym as flawme of fier,
- Wycliffe Bible

and his head and hairs white, as if white wool -- as snow, and his eyes as a flame of fire;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 1:14


1:14 His head and his hair - That is, the hair of his head, not his whole head. Were white as white wool - Like the Ancient of Days, represented in Daniel's vision, #Dan 7:9|. Wool is commonly supposed to be an emblem of eternity. As snow - Betokening his spotless purity. And his eyes as a flame of fire - Piercing through all things; a token of his omniscience.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 1:14


Re 1:14 His head and [his] hairs [were] white. White is the color of purity and of triumph. The idea here is not age but heavenly glory. His eyes [were] as a flame of fire. Bright, piercing, all seeing, flashing light, and also a consuming fire of the wicked.

Discussion for Revelation 1

  • Beverly Hanzel
    I feel exhausted and have so many questions,and hope in the Lord I will be chosen by him for everlasting life. I feel very happy internally, because of the love I have for my Jesus,and I can't imagine what feeling of love and joy to see him. OH, what a sad day for those who reject him, my heart is heavy for these young people who have no knowledge of him and when opportunity knocks it meet with
  • Mark
    Who would the angels of the 7 churches be? In the next chapter John is told to write to the angels, so they were physical beings involved with each church? Elders?
  • Word
    Norm has stated a lot of Jeremiah's verses that have said the people don't believe evil is coming because they see the false messiah as the real one and the sword of the dragon will be here blowing his smoke and lies and his sword is his mouth in Revelation and as Norm can tell you the famine for the end times is for the truth of the word as Amos 8:11 tells us. So beware the one coming is a fake.
  • Norm
    There is only one true Word, and that cometh of God my Father in heaven. Any other word is a deceiver and an antichrist. Psalms 56:5 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil. Psalms 64:3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words: Ecclesiastes 10:14 A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be and what shall be after him, who can tell him? Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
  • Norm
    Jeremiah 5:9 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this? 10 Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy but make not a full end: take away her battlements for they are not the LORD'S. 11 For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously against me, saith the LORD. 12 They have belied the LORD, and said, It is not he neither shall evil come upon us neither shall we see sword nor famine: Jeremiah 14:15 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.
  • Word
    America will be just fine and the hell fire preachers teaching distruction learned by other men who teach traditions of men will be so pleased when the false messiah gets here they will jump on board with him and will say we are no longer a widow anymore our husband is home but it's not our Husband, not our Lamb of God because the first Christ looks like the Lamb and has power but it's the dragon.

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