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

  • BSP
    Even thought John was put in prison for his preaching, he viewed this as an opportunity to show his love for Jehovah God.
  • Terri
    I letting you know not to be deceive get wisdom most of all understanding.
  • Redeemed
    No one can call Jesus the Lord (the one Lord of Deut 6:4) but by the Holy Ghost that's why the book starts out I John was in the spirit on the Lords day when he was given the revealing of Jesus Christ the one Lord that sat on the throne. Paul who was a Jew was given this revelation after thinking he knew God and was doing him service but when he heard the voice he said who are you Lord? I am Jesus
  • Redeemed
    All this points to the one Lord, who sat upon the throne who lived and died and behold is alive forevermore the Alpha and Omega the one that's feet were as fine brass as if burned in a furnace which is the Son of God that was the fourth man walking in the fiery furnace. Great is the mystery of the God that never changes and is the same yesterday today and forever, My Lord and my God Jesus Christ.
  • Word
    The test is simple if you love the Lord with all your heart. Oh, He can know! Now Satan comes at the 6th seal, 6th trump and the 6th vial. Satan comes to deceive the whole world in a deception of being Christ return so wait for the true Christ at the 7th trump. If your in the flesh and they say Christ is here you know it's not true an the true Christ does not come in peace but war. Wait for Christ
  • Word
    First resurrection is after the 1st tribulation when we have past the test and all of God's children will go through the test then we will all be changed in spiritual bodies those that remain on earth to meet the Lord an our relatives that come at the 7th trump, if you have waited for the True Christ you have nothing to fear of the wrath of God that happens at the 7th trump when vials are poured.

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