Revelation 1:16

“And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee had in his right hand seuen starres: and out of his mouth went a sharpe two edged sword: and his countenance was as the Sunne shineth in his strength.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth proceeded a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword: and his face was like the sun shining in its strength.
- Basic English Bible

and having in his right hand seven stars; and out of his mouth a sharp two-edged sword going forth; and his countenance as the sun shines in its power.
- Darby Bible

And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
- Webster's Bible

In His right hand He held seven stars, and a sharp, two-edged sword was seen coming from His mouth; and His glance resembled the sun when it is shining with its full strength.
- Weymouth Bible

He had seven stars in his right hand. Out of his mouth proceeded a sharp two-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining at its brightest.
- World English Bible

And he hadde in his riyt hoond seuene sterris, and a swerd scharp on euer ethir side wente out of his mouth; and his face as the sunne schyneth in his virtu.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having in his right hand seven stars, and out of his mouth a sharp two-edged sword is proceeding, and his countenance [is] as the sun shining in its might.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 1:16


1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars - In token of his favour and powerful protection. And out of his mouth went a sharp two - edged sword - Signifying his justice and righteous anger, continually pointed against his enemies as a sword; sharp, to stab; two - edged, to hew. And his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength - Without any mist or cloud.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 1:16


Re 1:16 In his right hand seven stars. See Re 1:20. And out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword. This two-edged sword is a symbol of the word by which Christ's conquests are won. See Eph 6:17 Heb 4:12, and compare Re 19:15. His countenance [was] as the sun shineth in his strength. The glory of his countenance is the same that was manifested at the Transfiguration (Mt 17:2).

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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