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

  • Sabbathkeeper
    All of Revelation is chronological AND in a chiasm structure. (The old way of poetry), and in this period of time, the locust represent the Ottoman Empire and Islam, which the last 5 mos(150 yrs) ended around 1840. The number of the "horsemen" are demons that came out of the bottomless pit. The same ones conjoured by Rome in the ecumenical movement. Expect more decay in truth because of it.
  • Word
    Last stage of locust will be disguised as ministers of light, preachers and they will be preaching come to Jesus but it's instead of Christ not our Christ. They will tell you we are a widow no longer our husband has came home. When you see a supernatural being in Jerusalem claiming he is God store your food up pay bills 3 months and wait for the events to unfold and then 7th trump fire hail hit.
  • Word
    The scriptures tell the day of the Lord is coming and that the locust are swarming just before and I think that swarming from Egypt to Syria to Iran is happening and 2 Theesalonins 2 tells us exactly what will happen and that day will not happen until Satan, the son of perdition stands in Jerusalem claiming he is God I bet he even preaches he will fly you Away. Rome and man made ideas of whatever?
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    Religions you should care about and watch very carefully because the 5 mos you THINK anti-christ will reign came directly from Rome so that you wouldn't see that since 1500 , every protestant on the face of the planet knew she is the anti-Christ. All that changed around 1900 as no one knows it anymore and believe myths like that. Wound healed. It came from rome.
  • Lucy
    I think is a serious revelation and all believers need to be very careful with the lives we live here on this earth because all that are happening clearly indicate that the days of tortures and pain are very near so should all seek first the kingdom of heaven and everything shall be added unto us.Amen
  • Word
    Religions I don't care about. Satan as antichrist will be here for 5 months It was shorten by God 4 the elect sake. Truth the vile one which is only Satan in book of Daniel takes over with peace and flatteries and tells everyone they will have prosperity and all you have to do is worship him because he sits in Jerusalem and says he is God and he has powers and does tricks that look real enough.

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