Nosy wings (Rev 9:9)

“They had breastplates

Like iron breastplates.

The noise

Of their wings was

Like the noise

Of many chariot horses

Rushing into battle.”

καὶ εἶχον θώρακας ὡς θώρακας σιδηροῦς, καὶ ἡ φωνὴ τῶν πτερύγων αὐτῶν ὡς φωνὴ ἁρμάτων ἵππων πολλῶν τρεχόντων εἰς πόλεμον.

John said, “They had breastplates (καὶ εἶχον θώρακας) like iron breastplates (ὡς θώρακας σιδηροῦς).  The noise (καὶ ἡ φωνὴ) of their wings (τῶν πτερύγων αὐτῶν) was like the noise (ὡς φωνὴ) of many chariot horses (ἁρμάτων ἵππων πολλῶν) rushing (τρεχόντων) into battle (εἰς πόλεμον).”  John was really taken with these locusts.  He continued with his description of these locusts that seemed to have iron breastplates.  The noise from their wings was like the sound of many chariot horses rushing into battle.  Remember that these were tiny little insects.  However, in a group they can be devastating.  Have you ever heard the noise of a swarm of locusts?


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