Revelation 9:7

“And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the shapes of the Locusts were like vnto horses prepared vnto battell, and on their heades were as it were crownes like golde, and their faces were as the faces of men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads appeared to be crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared for war; and upon their heads as it were crowns like unto gold, and their faces were as men's faces.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the forms of the locusts were like horses made ready for war; and on their heads they had crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
- Basic English Bible

And the likenesses of the locusts [were] like to horses prepared for war; and upon their heads as crowns like gold, and their faces as faces of men;
- Darby Bible

And the shapes of the locusts were like to horses prepared for battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
- Webster's Bible

The appearance of the locusts was like that of horses equipped for war. On their heads they had wreaths which looked like gold.
- Weymouth Bible

The shapes of the locusts were like horses prepared for war. On their heads were something like golden crowns, and their faces were like people's faces.
- World English Bible

And the licnesse of locustis ben lijk horsis maad redi `in to batel; and on the heedis of hem as corouns lijk gold, and the facis of hem as the faces of men.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the likenesses of the locusts [are] like to horses made ready to battle, and upon their heads as crowns like gold, and their faces as faces of men,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 9:7


9:7 And the appearances - This description suits a people neither throughly civilized, nor entirely savage; and such were the Persians of that age. Of the locusts are like horses - With their riders. The Persians excelled in horsemanship. And on their heads are as it were crowns - Turbans. And their faces are as the faces of men - Friendly and agreeable.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 9:7


Re 9:7 And the shapes of the locusts [were] like unto horses prepared unto battle. The appearance of the locusts is described. They represent armies of horsemen. And on their heads [were] as it were crowns like gold. There was an appearance like golden crowns. An array of men wearing yellow turbans would have such an appearance. And their faces [were] as the faces of men. Faces covered with beard. Roman soldiers wore no beard, hence the beards would be a striking feature.

Discussion for Revelation 9

  • Steve morrow
    Luke 8:21 and he answered and said unto them my mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of GOD and do it
  • Word
    Hey I thought we are all Christians here, no need in saying someone is clueless everyone has there own idea of what the scriptures tell them and there is no need to talk to your wife that way. I'm a bride and I wouldn't want anyone talking to me like that just because my opinion is different than theirs. I believe Daniel hasn't been opened yet and I'm right.
  • SabbathkeeperandWife
    The only thing even remotely parallel to anything Noah and 150 days was a flood. That ain't gonna happen again. Days are years prophetically. Even the clueless people are beginning to understand the 70 weeks of Daniel. Daniel has been unsealed over 150 years. A man used the 150 day prophecy and called the exact year the Ottomans fell. He is Josiah Fitch. Guessing misleads others
  • Word
    Noah's time fallen angels mixing with the women. Those sons of God that had left their first estate meaning heaven are fallen angels. In the end days, 1st tribulation it will be eating and drinking and the world will be in party time and the fallen angels will be doing the same with women. The world believes that Christ has returned and their husband has came home and they are a widow no longer.
  • Haakon Ragnskjold
    At least nobody here said the Locusts were helicoptors!
    Clue: The five months are a literal 150 days.
    Clue: It has nothing to do with the Ottoman Empire [nor anything found in history before the Days before the Flood].
    Clue: Reference the 150 days of Genesis 7:24.
    Clue: We are looking at something extremely ancient and extremely deadly from Noah's day that will be released at the End Time.
  • Sakana
    Clue to 5 months is v. 6, "in those days men seek death." Rev 6:15-17 they pray (seek) for mountains to fall on them (death). Why? Because Christ returns and they understand they've worshipped false Christ. So, in those days (while locust are here - 5 months), Christ returns. Time HAS been shortened (Mark 13:20). Cannot be 3.5 yrs. Original length used in Rev to reference Daniel.

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