Revelation 9:9
New International Version
They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle.

New Living Translation
They wore armor made of iron, and their wings roared like an army of chariots rushing into battle.

English Standard Version
they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle.

Berean Study Bible
They 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.

Berean Literal Bible
And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of many chariots of horses rushing into battle.

New American Standard Bible
They had breastplates like breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to battle.

King James Bible
And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.

Christian Standard Bible
they had chests like iron breastplates; the sound of their wings was like the sound of many chariots with horses rushing into battle;

Contemporary English Version
On their chests they wore armor made of iron. Their wings roared like an army of horse-drawn chariots rushing into battle.

Good News Translation
Their chests were covered with what looked like iron breastplates, and the sound made by their wings was like the noise of many horse-drawn chariots rushing into battle.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
they had chests like iron breastplates; the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses rushing into battle;

International Standard Version
They had breastplates like iron, and the noise of their wings was like the roar of chariots with many horses rushing into battle.

NET Bible
They had breastplates like iron breastplates, and the sound of their wings was like the noise of many horse-drawn chariots charging into battle.

New Heart English Bible
They had breastplates, like breastplates of iron. The sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, or of many horses rushing to war.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron and the sound of their wings was like the sound of the chariots of many horses running to battle.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They had breastplates like iron. The noise from their wings was like the roar of chariots with many horses rushing into battle.

New American Standard 1977
And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to battle.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.

King James 2000 Bible
And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.

American King James Version
And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.

American Standard Version
And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to war.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they had breastplates as breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings was as the noise of chariots and many horses running to battle.

Darby Bible Translation
and they had breastplates as breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings [was] as the sound of chariots of many horses running to war;

English Revised Version
And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to war.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they had breast-plates, as it were breast-plates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.

Weymouth New Testament
They had breast-plates which seemed to be made of steel; and the noise caused by their wings was like that of a vast number of horses and chariots hurrying into battle.

World English Bible
They had breastplates, like breastplates of iron. The sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, or of many horses rushing to war.

Young's Literal Translation
and they had breastplates as breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings is as the noise of chariots of many horses running to battle;
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
The Fifth Trumpet
8They 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. 10They had tails with stingers like scorpions, which had the power to injure people for five months.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 47:3
at the sound of the galloping hooves of stallions, the rumbling of chariots, and the clatter of their wheels. The fathers will not turn back for their sons; their hands will hang limp.

Joel 2:5
With a sound like that of chariots they bound over the mountaintops, like the crackling of fire consuming stubble, like a mighty army deployed for battle.

Revelation 9:17
Now 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 the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone.

Treasury of Scripture

And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.

they had.

Revelation 9:17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, …

Job 40:18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.

Job 41:23-30 The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; …

Joel 2:8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his …

and the.

Job 39:25 He said among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smells the battle afar …

Isaiah 9:5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments …

Joel 2:5-7 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, …

Nahum 2:4,5 The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall jostle one against …







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

thoraxes
θώρακας (thōrakas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2382: A breast-plate, corslet, cuirass. Of uncertain affinity; the chest, i.e. a corslet.

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

breastplates
θώρακας (thōrakas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2382: A breast-plate, corslet, cuirass. Of uncertain affinity; the chest, i.e. a corslet.

of iron,
σιδηροῦς (sidērous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4603: Made of iron. From sideros; made of iron.

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

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sound
φωνὴ (phōnē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5456: Probably akin to phaino through the idea of disclosure; a tone; by implication, an address, saying or language.

of
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Feminine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

wings
πτερύγων (pterygōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 4420: A wing, pinion. From a derivative of petomai; a wing.

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

[the] roar
φωνὴ (phōnē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5456: Probably akin to phaino through the idea of disclosure; a tone; by implication, an address, saying or language.

of many
πολλῶν (pollōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

horses
ἵππων (hippōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2462: A horse. Of uncertain affinity; a horse.

[and] chariots
ἁρμάτων (harmatōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 716: A chariot, vehicle. Probably from airo (as a particle of union) prefixed); a chariot (compare harmos).

rushing
τρεχόντων (trechontōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5143: Apparently a primary verb; which uses dremo drem'-o as alternate in certain tenses; to run or walk hastily.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

battle.
πόλεμον (polemon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4171: A war, battle, strife. From pelomai; warfare.
Verse 9. - And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron. Again, a natural feature of the locust is specifically alluded to, in order to portray the terrible nature of their appearance. The horny substance which appears behind the face of the locust is not unlike the plates of iron with which the breast and shoulders of war horses were protected. And the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle; the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to war (Revised Version). The sound of the two things together, viz. that of rushing horses, and that of the chariots which they draw. The same simile is used in Joel 2:5. 9:1-12 Upon sounding the fifth trumpet, a star fell from heaven to the earth. Having ceased to be a minister of Christ, he who is represented by this star becomes the minister of the devil; and lets loose the powers of hell against the churches of Christ. On the opening of the bottomless pit, there arose a great smoke. The devil carries on his designs by blinding the eyes of men, by putting out light and knowledge, and promoting ignorance and error. Out of this smoke there came a swarm of locusts, emblems of the devil's agents, who promote superstition, idolatry, error, and cruelty. The trees and the grass, the true believers, whether young or more advanced, should be untouched. But a secret poison and infection in the soul, should rob many others of purity, and afterwards of peace. The locusts had no power to hurt those who had the seal of God. God's all-powerful, distinguishing grace will keep his people from total and final apostacy. The power is limited to a short season; but it would be very sharp. In such events the faithful share the common calamity, but from the pestilence of error they might and would be safe. We collect from Scripture, that such errors were to try and prove the Christians, 1Co 11:19. And early writers plainly refer this to the first great host of corrupters who overspread the Christian church.
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