Revelation 1:14
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English Standard Version
The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire,

King James Bible
His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

American Standard Version
And his head and his hair were white as white wool, white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his head and his hairs were white, as white wool, and as snow, and his eyes were as a flame of fire,

English Revised Version
And his head and his hair were white as white wool, white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

Webster's Bible Translation
His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

Weymouth New Testament
His head and His hair were white, like white wool--as white as snow; and His eyes resembled a flame of fire.

Revelation 1:14 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

White (λευκαὶ)

See on Luke 9:29. Compare Daniel 7:9.

Wool - snow

This combination to represent whiteness occurs in Daniel 7:9, and Isaiah 1:18. Snow, in Psalm 51:7.

Flame of fire

Compare Daniel 10:6. Fire, in Scripture, is the expression of divine anger. The figure may include the thought of the clear and penetrating insight of the Son of Man; but it also expresses His indignation at the sin which His divine insight detects. Compare Revelation 19:11, Revelation 19:12. So Homer, of Agamemnon in a rage: "His eyes were like shining fire" ("Iliad," i., 104); also of Athene, when she appears to Achilles: "Her eyes appeared dreadful to him" ("Iliad," i., 200).

Revelation 1:14 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

and his hairs.

Daniel 7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow...

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

and his eyes.

Revelation 2:18 And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things said the Son of God, who has his eyes like to a flame of fire...

Revelation 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

Daniel 10:6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire...

Cross References
Daniel 7:9
"As I looked, thrones were placed, and the Ancient of Days took his seat; his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames; its wheels were burning fire.

Daniel 10:6
His body was like beryl, his face like the appearance of lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a multitude.

Revelation 2:18
"And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: 'The words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze.

Revelation 19:12
His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself.

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