Revelation 9:7

“And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the shapes of the Locusts were like vnto horses prepared vnto battell, and on their heades were as it were crownes like golde, and their faces were as the faces of men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads appeared to be crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared for war; and upon their heads as it were crowns like unto gold, and their faces were as men's faces.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the forms of the locusts were like horses made ready for war; and on their heads they had crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
- Basic English Bible

And the likenesses of the locusts [were] like to horses prepared for war; and upon their heads as crowns like gold, and their faces as faces of men;
- Darby Bible

And the shapes of the locusts were like to horses prepared for battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
- Webster's Bible

The appearance of the locusts was like that of horses equipped for war. On their heads they had wreaths which looked like gold.
- Weymouth Bible

The shapes of the locusts were like horses prepared for war. On their heads were something like golden crowns, and their faces were like people's faces.
- World English Bible

And the licnesse of locustis ben lijk horsis maad redi `in to batel; and on the heedis of hem as corouns lijk gold, and the facis of hem as the faces of men.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the likenesses of the locusts [are] like to horses made ready to battle, and upon their heads as crowns like gold, and their faces as faces of men,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 9:7


9:7 And the appearances - This description suits a people neither throughly civilized, nor entirely savage; and such were the Persians of that age. Of the locusts are like horses - With their riders. The Persians excelled in horsemanship. And on their heads are as it were crowns - Turbans. And their faces are as the faces of men - Friendly and agreeable.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 9:7


Re 9:7 And the shapes of the locusts [were] like unto horses prepared unto battle. The appearance of the locusts is described. They represent armies of horsemen. And on their heads [were] as it were crowns like gold. There was an appearance like golden crowns. An array of men wearing yellow turbans would have such an appearance. And their faces [were] as the faces of men. Faces covered with beard. Roman soldiers wore no beard, hence the beards would be a striking feature.

Discussion for Revelation 9

  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    Alot of people profess that the 3 1/2 yrs were shortened to 5 mos. and it's not biblical . It's just another "futurism" claim to take eyes off the guilty party. It holds no more water than folks being raptured before the tribulation after the 6 th seal. God's people have always suffered on earth and will continue to. The next round will be the last. People always THINK they do God's will doing it
  • Dejon Roberts
    It goes hand in hand. Due to the situation at hand. God uses different people for different struggles(pains,hurts,conflict of intrest), as well as blesssing(the enjoyment of the Holy Ghost presnce). God thoughts isnt like ours. So we show never settle for nothing (good or bad).
  • Word
    The three and a half years was shortened to 5 months for the elect sake. Satans locust priest and Satan as the false messiah will take the world with peace and flatteries in their deception. Reading Ezekiel and Zechariah 5 I think his message will be rapture and most Christian churches will follow right in to doing wrong. Never listen to preachers just listen to Fathers words and decide yourself.
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    This one got cropped off too. Dan and Rev prophecy uses a day for a year.(Ez4:6,Num14:34) just like the 70 weeks that tells the EXACT year Christ was Baptised,crucified,Stephen stoned and the gospel given to Gentiles because the people didn't make an end to their transgressions for sin. 1260 days, 42 mos and time,times and 1/2 are all the same dark ages too.God is so awesome! Hope all understand
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    The 5 mos isn't lateral. All prophecy in Dan
  • Tim
    How lost are people we have with us, who take lives because the enemy Satan is in their mind,their spirit,their souls, yet as in verse 9:21, they refuse the Truth and refuse to repent!!!

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