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

  • A disciple
    Cheryl; You are talking about the part where the Lord sends His angels to remove out of His kingdom all the wicked and the bad, and all causes of sin: but that isn't the "Rapture of the Saints" but something that happens simultaneously with the Coming of the LORD and the "Catching Away of the Saints." He empties the earth of the evil to bring us all with Him to begin the Kingdom of God for ever.
  • Cheryl
    in the rapture the one that stays behind is God people the one that is gone is the like the one's of Noah ark that got washed away with flood we are now with Jesus what is the need for man to return to his earthly body for Jesus to rule again for thousand years and then the other one is let out to rule what are they ruling a thousand on earth for if there is no one left in human on the earth
  • Fox
    My advice to you all is if your left behind, stay with the word of God, to refuse the mark, and die for your beliefs in necessary, the lord loves us all
  • Anna
    John: First seek His congregation. It is not one that is like a palace. It is in a barn where you will find Christ Jesus. Lowly, but is rich with the truth of God's word. The word preached with a two edged sword. That sword which digs into the conscience of mankind to find his faults and sins to realize it is me, me who has nailed the Lord to the cross. Then the preaching of forgiveness of sins.
  • Jim
    The Revelation of Jesus Christ. This is one of my favorite chapters in the Word of God. Jesus the resurrected Christ begins to reveal his power, authority and glory here.
  • A disciple
    Hi Harold; Good question: let's look it up! In every case but one (Luke 20:36), there is only one word, 'angelos;' to bring tidings; a messenger; (esp. 'Angels'); by implication a Pastor: Angel, Messenger; (Strong's). Luke 20:36 "Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the ANGELS.." 'isangelos' Like an Angel, i.e. Angelic; "Equal unto the Angels." Read also Hebrews 1:14.

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