Revelation 9:8
New International Version
Their hair was like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth.

New Living Translation
They had hair like women’s hair and teeth like the teeth of a lion.

English Standard Version
their hair like women’s hair, and their teeth like lions’ teeth;

Berean Study Bible
They had hair like that of women, and teeth like those of lions.

Berean Literal Bible
And they had hair like hair of women, and their teeth were like those of lions.

King James Bible
And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

New King James Version
They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth.

New American Standard Bible
They had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were like the teeth of lions.

NASB 1995
They had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were like the teeth of lions.

NASB 1977
And they had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were like the teeth of lions.

Amplified Bible
They had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were like the teeth of lions.

Christian Standard Bible
they had hair like women’s hair; their teeth were like lions’ teeth;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
they had hair like women’s hair; their teeth were like lions’ teeth;

American Standard Version
And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as teeth of lions.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they had hair like hair of women and their teeth were like those of lions.

Contemporary English Version
Their hair was like a woman's long hair, and their teeth were like those of a lion.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they had hair as the hair of women; and their teeth were as lions:

English Revised Version
And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

Good News Translation
Their hair was like women's hair, their teeth were like lions' teeth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They had hair like women's hair and teeth like lions' teeth.

International Standard Version
They had hair like women's hair and teeth like lions' teeth.

Literal Standard Version
and they had hair as hair of women, and their teeth were as [those] of lions,

NET Bible
They had hair like women's hair, and their teeth were like lions' teeth.

New Heart English Bible
They had hair like women's hair, and their teeth were like those of lions.

Weymouth New Testament
Their faces seemed human and they had hair like women's hair, but their teeth resembled those of lions.

World English Bible
They had hair like women's hair, and their teeth were like those of lions.

Young's Literal Translation
and they had hair as hair of women, and their teeth were as those of lions,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Fifth Trumpet
7And the locusts looked like horses prepared for battle, with something like crowns of gold on their heads, and faces like the faces of men. 8 They had hair like that of women, and teeth like those of lions. 9They also had thoraxes like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the roar of many horses and chariots rushing into battle.…

Cross References
Joel 1:6
For a nation has invaded My land, powerful and without number; its teeth are the teeth of a lion, and its fangs are the fangs of a lioness.

Romans 9:29
It is just as Isaiah foretold: "Unless the Lord of Hosts had left us descendants, we would have become like Sodom, we would have resembled Gomorrah."


Treasury of Scripture

And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

hair.

2 Kings 9:30
And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window.

Isaiah 3:24
And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.

1 Corinthians 11:14,15
Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? …

and their.

Psalm 57:4
My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Joel 1:6
For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.









(8)And they had hair . . .--Translate, And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions, and they had breastplates as iron breastplates; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of (having, i.e., drawn by) many horses, running to war. The hair: It is said that some locusts are hairy, and the passage in Jeremiah (Jeremiah 51:27) has been quoted as evidence (the rough caterpillars here spoken of being said to be "locusts bristling with hair"), but the application of the passage is uncertain: the rough caterpillar may be the locust in the third stage, when the wings are still enveloped in rough horny cases which stick upon their backs. Others think the idea of the woman-like hair has its basis in the antlers of the locust. The teeth like those of the lion is a description the origin of which is found in the prophet Joel, in his prediction of the locust plague: "a nation cometh upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek-teeth (or, grinding-teeth) of a great lion." The terrible destructiveness of the locusts, and their strong, ceaseless, and resistless voracity, were thus described. Their breastplates are taken as descriptive of their thoraxes, which in the vision seemed strong as iron. The comparison of the sound of the wings to the thunderous sound of chariots and horses rushing into battle is repeated from Joel 2.

Verse 8. - And they had hair as the hair of women. This (like the succeeding clause) seems merely the enumeration of an additional feature, in which these creatures resembled locusts, and which helped to establish their claim to the name. The antennae of the insect are probably referred to. Wordsworth sees here an allusion to the flowing hair of Mohammed and the Saracens. And their teeth were as the teeth of lions. The powerful nature of the teeth of the locust is a remarkable feature of the insect; and it is here more fully referred to in order to enhance the general terror of their aspect (cf. Joel 1:6).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
They had
εἶχον (eichon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

hair
τρίχας (trichas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2359: Hair (of the head or of animals). Genitive case trichos, etc. of uncertain derivation; hair.

like
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

[that]
τρίχας (trichas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2359: Hair (of the head or of animals). Genitive case trichos, etc. of uncertain derivation; hair.

of women,
γυναικῶν (gynaikōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

teeth
ὀδόντες (odontes)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3599: A tooth. Perhaps from the base of esthio; a 'tooth'.

like [those]
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

of lions.
λεόντων (leontōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3023: A lion. A primary word; a 'lion'.


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