Revelation 4:7

“And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the first beast was like a Lion, and the second beast like a Calfe, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying Egle.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The first creature {was} like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face like that of a man, and the fourth creature {was} like a flying eagle.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the first creature `was' like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face as of a man, and the fourth creature `was' like a flying eagle.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the first beast was like a lion, and the second like an ox, and the third had a face like a man, and the fourth was like an eagle in flight.
- Basic English Bible

and the first living creature like a lion, and the second living creature like a calf, and the third living creature having the face as of a man, and the fourth living creature like a flying eagle.
- Darby Bible

And the first living being was like a lion, and the second living being like a calf, and the third living being had a face as a man, and the fourth living being was like a flying eagle.
- Webster's Bible

The first living creature resembled a lion, the second an ox, the third had a face like that of a man, and the fourth resembled an eagle flying.
- Weymouth Bible

The first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face like a man, and the fourth was like a flying eagle.
- World English Bible

And the firste beeste lijk a lyoun; and the secounde beeste lijk a calf; and the thridde beeste hauynge a face as of a man; and the fourthe beeste lijk an egle fleynge.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the first living creature [is] like a lion, and the second living creature [is] like a calf, and the third living creature hath the face as a man, and the fourth living creature [is] like an eagle flying.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 4:7


4:7 And the first - Just such were the four cherubim in Ezekiel, who supported the moving throne of God; whereas each of those that overshadowed the mercy - seat in the holy of holies had all these four faces: whence a late great man supposes them to have been emblematic of the Trinity, and the incarnation of the second Person. A flying eagle - That is, with wings expanded.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 4:7


Re 4:7 The first creature [was] like a lion. It looked "like" a lion, but was not a lion. It had other characteristics. The second beast like a calf. Had a body similar to that of the ox. The third beast had a face as a man. Otherwise its structure differed from that of men. The fourth beast [was] like a flying eagle. It will be seen that four departments of animated nature are represented. That of the wild beasts of prey, that of domestic animals, the human species, and the fowls of the air. Each is represented by what, in the eyes of a Hebrew, would be regarded as its highest type.

Discussion for Revelation 4

  • Bruce
    Jason:We are in the tribulation now/--we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God:Acts 14:22/--In the world you shall have tribulation;---:John 16:33/--- signs in the sun and the moon the stars upon the earth distress of nations-- man's heart failing them for fear because of the things coming-- IF YOU'RE SEALED NO FEAR,WORTHY TO ESCAPE/THEN LOOK UP:Luke 25-36/Mark 13/Matthew 24
  • Hector D
    In vs 4, Seven is used to express the fullness
  • Whtkross
    Gods word became flesh If Jesus sit's on the throne at his father's right hand, So do I?. Your words are like a double-edged sword, one side can cut you while the other side can heal it. One word from God can change you life Forever. The 7 spirits of the Lord ???? Hmmm
  • Jason Craig
    I used to think for years that we the church would have to go through some trials and tribulations before being taken up in the Rapture which in Mathew 24 and vs36 says watch ye therefore, and pray always that ye are accounted worthy, so that ye may escape all things to come to pass Not a few things Not somethings, but ALLTHINGS May we ALL BE prepared when he calls, as I pray to see u all in HEAVEN
  • Terry L Boyd
    God and Jesus beliefs are as one, but two of the same spirit. This has been questioned so many times. Jesus said his Father sent him here. Jesus prayed to the Father many times. Jesus sets on the throne, but on the right side of the Father. God calls Jesus his beloved son. What through the whole thought off of who Jesus was is when he told his disciples he was God who has been with them.
  • Joan Travick
    GOD's children not only hears the FATHER audibly, but HE shows them what HE does in the unseen

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