Revelation 19:14
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New International Version
The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.

New Living Translation
The armies of heaven, dressed in the finest of pure white linen, followed him on white horses.

English Standard Version
And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses.

New American Standard Bible
And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses.

King James Bible
And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The armies that were in heaven followed Him on white horses, wearing pure white linen.

International Standard Version
The armies of heaven, wearing fine linen, white and pure, follow him on white horses.

NET Bible
The armies that are in heaven, dressed in white, clean, fine linen, were following him on white horses.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the army of Heaven were joined to him on white horses and were wearing linen white and pure.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The armies of heaven, wearing pure, white linen, follow him on white horses.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the armies that are in the heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

King James 2000 Bible
And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

American King James Version
And the armies which were in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

American Standard Version
And the armies which are in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and pure.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the armies that are in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

Darby Bible Translation
And the armies which [are] in the heaven followed him upon white horses, clad in white, pure, fine linen.

English Revised Version
And the armies which are in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and pure.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

Weymouth New Testament
The armies in Heaven followed Him--mounted on white horses and clothed in fine linen, white and spotless.

World English Bible
The armies which are in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in white, pure, fine linen.

Young's Literal Translation
And the armies in the heaven were following him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen -- white and pure;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

19:11-21 Christ, the glorious Head of the church, is described as on a white horse, the emblem of justice and holiness. He has many crowns, for he is King of kings, and Lord of lords. He is arrayed in a vesture dipped in his own blood, by which he purchased his power as Mediator; and in the blood of his enemies, over whom he always prevails. His name is The Word of God; a name none fully knows but himself; only this we know, that this Word was God manifest in the flesh; but his perfections cannot be fully understood by any creature. Angels and saints follow, and are like Christ in their armour of purity and righteousness. The threatenings of the written word he is going to execute on his enemies. The ensigns of his authority are his name; asserting his authority and power, warning the most powerful princes to submit, or they must fall before him. The powers of earth and hell make their utmost effort. These verses declare important events, foretold by the prophets. These persons were not excused because they did what their leaders bade them. How vain will be the plea of many sinners at the great day! We followed our guides; we did as we saw others do! God has given a rule to walk by, in his word; neither the example of the most, nor of the chief, must influence us contrary thereto: if we do as the most do, we must go where the most go, even into the burning lake.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 14. - And the amiss which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean; which are... white, pure. These armies are not merely the angels, but the "called, chosen, and faithful" of Revelation 17:14, "the bride" of ver. 8, who are described as being arrayed in white in Revelation 6:11, and ver. 8 of this chapter. Those commentators who consider that the angels only are intended, and not the saints, forget the double nature of the vision; it is not only a description of Judgment meted out, but also of a war waged. (On "white" and "fine linen," see previous chapters.)

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the armies which were in heaven,.... Not the angels, though they are God's host, and are the armies of the heavens; they are in heaven, and dwell there, and follow Christ, attend upon him, and minister to him, and have been sometimes represented by horses and horsemen, 2 Kings 2:11 and they are pure and holy creatures, and will come with Christ to judgment: but this vision refers not to the day of judgment; and besides, the saints are meant, as appears by their habit, for the fine linen, white and clean, is the righteousness of the saints, Revelation 19:8 and the righteousness of angels and saints is not the same. Moreover, these are the same company described in Revelation 17:14. The saints are in a state of warfare, have many enemies to fight with, sin, Satan, and the world; they are enlisted as volunteers under Christ, the Captain of salvation; they are provided with the whole armour of God, and are very numerous, and always more than conquerors through Christ: these are described by the place where they were, "in heaven"; not being glorified saints in heaven; with these indeed Christ will come to judgment, even with all his saints with him; but members of the church militant, said to be in heaven, because that is often called the kingdom of heaven; and because their names are written in heaven, and they are of heavenly extract; they are born from above, and are partakers of the heavenly calling; they belong to heaven, they are citizens of it, and are pressing on to it. And these

followed him; Christ, their Leader and Commander in the exercise of grace, and in the discharge of duty; having gone on in his ways through a train of sufferings, and cleaved unto him, and now attend him; not to assist in fighting, but to add to the glorious and triumphant appearance of their General; and therefore are said to be

upon white horses; they had served Christ in his Gospel, which some of them had preached, and all professed, and had maintained the purity of it in doctrine and practice, and now triumphed in Christ, and along with him, riding upon horses of the same colour with his, as being his princes and nobles, and whom he had made kings as well as priests; the former may be signified by their horses; see Judges 5:10 and the latter by their following habit,

clothed in fine linen, white and clean; not the horses, but the armies on them; which designs not their inward purity, which was very glorious; nor their outward conversation garments, washed and made white in the blood of the Lamb; but the robe of Christ's righteousness, which is pure and spotless: these have no armour on, for they are not to strike a blow, only their General, who has the bloody garment on, is to tread the winepress, and destroy antichrist with the breath of his mouth, or with his sword proceeding out of it, as follows.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

14. the armies … in heaven—Compare "the horse bridles," Re 14:20. The glorified saints whom God "will bring with" Christ at His advent; compare Re 17:14, "they that are with Him, called, chosen, faithful"; as also "His mighty angels."

white and clean—Greek, "pure." A, B, Vulgate, Syriac, and Cyprian omit "and," which Origen and Andreas retain, as English Version.

Revelation 19:14 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Rider on the White Horse
13He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. 15From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.…
Cross References
Proverbs 31:22
She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

Matthew 21:5
"Say to Daughter Zion, 'See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.'"

Revelation 3:4
Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy.

Revelation 19:8
Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear." (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God's holy people.)
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And the armies which were in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

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Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: …

Psalm 68:17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: …

Psalm 149:6-9 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword …

Zechariah 14:5 And you shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley …

Matthew 26:53 Think you that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently …

2 Thessalonians 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall …

Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, …

white horse. See on ver.

Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat …

clothed. See on ver.

Revelation 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, …

Revelation 4:4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and on the …

Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, see, a great multitude, which no man could …

Matthew 28:3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

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