Revelation 9:16
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New International Version
The number of the mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand. I heard their number.

New Living Translation
I heard the size of their army, which was 200 million mounted troops.

English Standard Version
The number of mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand; I heard their number.

Berean Study Bible
And the number of mounted troops was two hundred million; I heard their number.

Berean Literal Bible
And the number of the armies of the cavalry was twice ten thousand ten thousands; I heard the number of them.

New American Standard Bible
The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.

King James Bible
And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The number of mounted troops was 200 million; I heard their number.

International Standard Version
The number of cavalry troops was 200,000,000. I heard how many there were.

NET Bible
The number of soldiers on horseback was two hundred million; I heard their number.

New Heart English Bible
The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million. I heard the number of them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the number of the army of the horsemen was two-ten thousand ten thousands, and I heard their number.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The soldiers on horses numbered 20,000 times 10,000. I heard how many there were.

New American Standard 1977
And the number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred million: and I heard the number of them.

King James 2000 Bible
And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

American King James Version
And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

American Standard Version
And the number of the armies of the horsemen was twice ten thousand times ten thousand: I heard the number of them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the number of the army of horsemen was twenty thousand times ten thousand. And I heard the number of them.

Darby Bible Translation
and the number of the hosts of horse [was] twice ten thousand times ten thousand. I heard their number.

English Revised Version
And the number of the armies of the horsemen was twice ten thousand times ten thousand: I heard the number of them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

Weymouth New Testament
The number of the cavalry was two hundred millions; I heard their number.

World English Bible
The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million. I heard the number of them.

Young's Literal Translation
and the number of the forces of the horsemen is two myriads of myriads, and I heard the number of them.
Study Bible
The Sixth Trumpet
15So the four angels who had been prepared for this hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. 16And the number of mounted troops was two hundred million; I heard their number. 17Now the horses and riders in my vision looked like this: The riders had breastplates the colors of fire, sapphire, and brimstone. The heads of the horses were like heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone.…
Cross References
Revelation 5:11
Then I looked, and I heard the voices of many angels and living creatures and elders encircling the throne, and their number was myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands.

Revelation 7:4
And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred forty-four thousand from all the tribes of Israel:
Treasury of Scripture

And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

the number.

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

Daniel 7:10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands …

horsemen.

Ezekiel 23:6 Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable …

Ezekiel 38:4 And I will turn you back, and put hooks into your jaws, and I will …

Daniel 11:40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: …

I heard.

Revelation 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed…

(16) And the number . . .--Translate, And the number of the armies of the cavalry was two myriads of myriads. I heard the number of them. The writer heard, perhaps from some herald angel, the number of this vast army of horsemen; it was twice ten-thousand times ten thousand--i.e., two hundred millions. The number is like an echo from Psalm 68:17--"The chariots of God are twenty thousand (two myriads), even thousands (or, thousands of thousands) of angels." This utterly bewildering number might have been sufficient to keep interpreters from loVerse 16. - And the number of the army of the horsemen; and the number of the armies of the cavalry. No horsemen have hitherto been Minded to; but they are apparently the destroying host under the direction of the four angels. The symbol is, no doubt, chosen to signify power, of which horsemen or cavalry are an emblem. Were two hundred thousand thousand; or, twice myriads of myriads (cf. Jude 1:14-16, which is a quotation from Enoch; also Daniel 7:10). The number is, of course, not to be taken literally, but as signifying an exceeding great multitude. And I heard the number of them. Omit "and." St. John "heard the number" possibly from one of the elders, who had before instructed him (cf. Revelation 7:13). He states this, since so vast a multitude would be innumerable. And the number of the army of the horsemen,.... This shows that the four angels before mentioned were men, and design generals of armies, or armies of men, even of horsemen; and manifestly point at the Turks, who were not only originally Persians, and had their name, as some say (e), from Turca in Persia, and from whence the Persians have their name, signifies an horseman; but the armies of the Turks chiefly consisted of horse, and what for show and for use, they had generally double the number of horses and mules as of men (f); and they are very good horsemen, and very dextrous at leaping on and off (g); and the horse's tail is still carried before the general, and principal officers, as an ensign expressive of their military exploits, and showing where their main strength lies. And the number of this mighty army, it is said,

were two hundred thousand thousand; or "two myriads of myriads"; two hundred millions, or twenty thousand brigades of ten thousand each; that is, a very large and prodigious number, almost infinite and incredible, like the army of Gog and Magog, as the sand of the sea, Revelation 20:8. The Turks used to bring, and still do bring vast armies into the field: in the year 1396, Bajazet, with three hundred thousand men, fell upon sixty thousand Christians, killed twenty thousand of them, and lost sixty thousand of his own: against him afterward, in the year 1397, came Tamerlane the Tartar, with four hundred thousand horse, and six hundred thousand foot, and having killed two hundred thousand Turks, took Bajazet prisoner, and carried him about in a cage, in golden chains. In the year 1438, Amurath entered into Pannonia, with three hundred thousand horsemen: and in the year 1453, Mahomet took Constantinople with the like number (h); yea, it is said, that the army at the siege of that city consisted of forty myriads, or four hundred thousand men (i). It is reported, that the great Turk contemptuously sent to the emperor of the Romans a camel, or a dromedary, loaden with wheat, with this vow by a message, that he should bring against him as many fighting men as there were grains of wheat therein (k). And it is related (l), that when Ladislaus, king of Hungary, went out against Amurath with four and twenty thousand horse, Dracula, governor of Walachia, advised him not to attack the emperor of the Turks with so small an army, since he went out every day a hunting with more men than such a number:

and I heard the number of them; expressed by some angel, and therefore John was certain of it, otherwise he could not have told them.

(e) Laonic. Chalcocondylas de reb. Turc. l. 1. p. 6. (f) Ib. l. 7. p. 227, 255. (g) Laonic. Chalcocond. l. 2. p. 65. (h) Alsted. Chronol. p. 321. (i) Laonic. Chalcocond. l. 7. p. 255. (k) Napier in loc. (l) Bonfinius apud Pareum in loc. 16. Compare with these two hundred million, Ps 68:17; Da 7:10. The hosts here are evidently, from their numbers and their appearance (Re 9:17), not merely human hosts, but probably infernal, though constrained to work out God's will (compare Re 9:1, 2).

and I heard—A, B, Aleph, Vulgate, Syriac, Coptic, and Cyprian omit "and."9:13-21 The sixth angel sounded, and here the power of the Turks seems the subject. Their time is limited. They not only slew in war, but brought a poisonous and ruinous religion. The antichristian generation repented not under these dreadful judgments. From this sixth trumpet learn that God can make one enemy of the church a scourge and a plague to another. The idolatry in the remains of the eastern church and elsewhere, and the sins of professed Christians, render this prophecy and its fulfilment more wonderful. And the attentive reader of Scripture and history, may find his faith and hope strengthened by events, which in other respects fill his heart with anguish and his eyes with tears, while he sees that men who escape these plagues, repent not of their evil works, but go on with idolatries, wickedness, and cruelty, till wrath comes upon them to the utmost.
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