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

  • Irene123
    The Last - whtkross' posting has nothing whatsoever to do with Heb. 4:12.
  • Landon Lavigne
    Jesus loves us all and died for us and rose from the dead. He is almighty God robed in flesh. I obeyed Acts 2:38 and received the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of Speaking in Tongues like on the day Of Pentecost.
  • SAM
    Genesis 6:14 Pitch-asphalt or bitumen in its soft state, called "slime"
  • A disciple
    Yeshua is by interpretation Yehovah [is] Salvation. Yehovah, or Yahweh, is "I AM." When Moses asked God His name; God answered, "I AM THAT I AM" and told him to say to the son's of Israel, that I AM has sent me to you. In Amos 6:10, there is a foretelling of how the Jews would at one point, no longer be "allowed" to speak the name of the LORD; as a part of the punishment for their impenitent ways.
  • Irene123
    Jn. 1:1 - God WAS the Word; v. 14 - and the WORD was made flesh (incarnation) and dwelt among us - JESUS. Jesus IS God; 'Jesus' is God's N.T. name. And, no, God does not change, Mal. 3:6; the O.T. name Jehovah translates into Jesus in the Greek.
  • Irene123
    Heb. 4:12 - the word of God 'cuts' you in that it convicts you of sin; even the very smallest 'white lie' - type sin, and it convicts you of the TRUTH of God's word - as opposed to deceits.

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