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

  • Joan Travick
    Notice in verse l, GOD reveals HIS plans of destruction to HIS servants, not to all. Before HE destroyed Sodom, HE revealed it to Abram (Abraham); before the birth of John the Baptist and Jesus, HE revealed it to Elizabeth and Mary. Jesus said, "My sheep hear my voice and another they will not follow." HE has an unmistakable sound and quality to his voice. You can also see HIM when HE speaks.
  • Joan Travick
    Notice in verse 1: GOD reveals his plans to HIS servants, not to all. Before HE destroyed Sodom, He revealed to Abraham; before the birth of John the Baptist
  • Pastor. Shafiq Masih Gill
    Respected, Friends, greetings in the mighty name of JESUS. King James i like the most because this is authentic and translated with good English.
  • Joan Travick
    We are in the last days wherein GOD is revealing everyone for who and what they really are, especially those who profess to be Christians and are warming themselves at the enemies fire. If you claim to belong to Jesus Christ, and is always siding against GOD's word, you are deceiving yourself and not GOD. Jesus said, "If you have done it unto the least of these, ... you have done it unto me."
  • God's Girl
    Dear Faith Coke,
    Is it okay to have those things, or do we have to not have them to get into Heaven? I think you were meaning that you should not have anything above God, right?
  • Faith Coke
    The coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is at hand get ready; get rid of unforgiveness, hate, envy, idol worship (money, children, boy/girlfriend) pride, gossip cause we know not the minute or hour that God will come or our last minutes on earth will be.

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