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Revelation 9:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— 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.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— 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;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and they had breastplates as breastplates of iron, and, the sound of their wings, was as the sound of chariots of many horses, running into battle;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 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;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— 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.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And they had brestplates, as it were brestplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was as the sound of charets of many horses running to battell.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and they had breast-plates as breast-plates of iron, and the sound of their wings was as the sound of the chariots of many horses running to battle.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And they had breastplates, like breastplates of iron: and the sound of their wings, was like the sound of the chariots of many horses rushing into battle.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
they had 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
breastplates, 2382
{2382} Prime
θώραξ
thorax
{tho'-rax}
Of uncertain affinity; the chest ('thorax'), that is, (by implication) a corslet.
as it were 5613
{5613} Prime
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
breastplates 2382
{2382} Prime
θώραξ
thorax
{tho'-rax}
Of uncertain affinity; the chest ('thorax'), that is, (by implication) a corslet.
of iron; 4603
{4603} Prime
σιδήρεος
sidereos
{sid-ay'-reh-os}
From G4604; made of iron.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
sound 5456
{5456} Prime
φωνή
phone
{fo-nay'}
Probably akin to G5316 through the idea of disclosure; a tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication an address (for any purpose), saying or language.
of their y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
x848
(0848) Complement
αὑτοῦ
hautou
{how-too'}
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
wings 4420
{4420} Prime
πτέρυξ
pterux
{pter'-oox}
From a derivative of G4072 (meaning a feather); a wing.
[was] as 5613
{5613} Prime
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
the sound 5456
{5456} Prime
φωνή
phone
{fo-nay'}
Probably akin to G5316 through the idea of disclosure; a tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication an address (for any purpose), saying or language.
of chariots 716
{0716} Prime
ἅρμα
harma
{har'-mah}
Probably from G0142 (perhaps with G0001 (as a particle of union) prefixed); a chariot (as raised or fitted together (compare G0719)).
of many 4183
{4183} Prime
πολύς
polus
{pol-oos'}
Including the forms from the alternate 'pollos'; (singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverb largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely.
horses 2462
{2462} Prime
ἵππος
hippos
{hip'-pos}
Of uncertain affinity; a horse.
running 5143
{5143} Prime
τρέχω
trecho
{trekh'-o}
Apparently a primary verb (properly θρέχω [[threcho]]; compare G2359); which uses δρέμω [[dremo]], {drem'-o} (the base of G1408) as an alternate in certain tenses; to run or walk hastily (literally or figuratively).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
to 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
battle. 4171
{4171} Prime
πόλεμος
polemos
{pol'-em-os}
From πέλομαι [[pelomai]] (to bustle); warfare (literally or figuratively; a single encounter or a series).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Revelation 9:9

_ _ as it were breastplates of iron — not such as forms the thorax of the natural locust.

_ _ as ... chariots — (Joel 2:5-7).

_ _ battleGreek, “war.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Revelation 9:1-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Revelation 9:9

And the noise of their wings was as the noise of chariots of many horses — With their war — chariots, drawn by many horses, they, as it were, flew to and fro.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
they had:

Revelation 9:17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses [were] as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
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; they cannot be moved. ... Sharp stones [are] under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.
Joel 2:8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and [when] they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.

and the:

Job 39:25 He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
Isaiah 9:5 For every battle of the warrior [is] with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but [this] shall be with burning [and] fuel of fire.
Joel 2:5-7 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. ... They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:
Nahum 2:4-5 The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings. ... He shall recount his worthies: they shall stumble in their walk; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the defence shall be prepared.
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Jb 39:25; 40:18; 41:23. Is 9:5. Jol 2:5, 8. Na 2:4. Rv 9:17.

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