Joel 2:4
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English Standard Version
Their appearance is like the appearance of horses, and like war horses they run.

King James Bible
The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.

American Standard Version
The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so do they run.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses, and they shall run like horsemen.

English Revised Version
The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so do they run.

Webster's Bible Translation
The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.

Joel 2:4 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

No help is to be expected from Assyria, because the Lord will punish His people. Hosea 5:14. "For I am like a lion to Ephraim, and like the young lion to the house of Judah: I, I tear in pieces, and go; I carry away, and there is no deliverer. Hosea 5:15. "I go, return to my place, till they repent and shall seek my face. In their affliction they will seek me early." For the figure of the lion, which seizes its prey, and tears it in pieces without deliverance, see Hosea 13:7 and Isaiah 5:29. אשּׂא denotes the carrying away of booty, as in 1 Samuel 17:34. For the fact itself, compare Deuteronomy 32:39. The first clause of Hosea 5:15 is still to be interpreted from the figure of the lion. As the lion withdraws into its cave, so will the Lord withdraw into His own place, viz., heaven, and deprive the Israelites of His gracious, helpful presence, until they repent, i.e., not only feel themselves guilty, but feel the guilt by bearing the punishment. Suffering punishment awakens the need of mercy, and impels them to seek the face of the Lord. The expression, "in the distress to them," recals בּצּר לך in Deuteronomy 4:30. Shichēr is to be taken as a denom. of shachar, the morning dawn (Hosea 6:3), in the sense of early, i.e., zealously, urgently, as the play upon the word כּשׁחר in Hosea 6:3 unmistakeably shows. For the fact itself, compare Hosea 2:9 and Deuteronomy 4:29-30.

Joel 2:4 Parallel Commentaries

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Revelation 9:7 And the shapes of the locusts were like to horses prepared to battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold...

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Revelation 9:7
In appearance the locusts were like horses prepared for battle: on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces,

Judges 5:22
"Then loud beat the horses' hoofs with the galloping, galloping of his steeds.

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