New American Standard Bible
Their appearance is like the appearance of horses; And like war horses, so they run.
King James Bible
The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.
Darby Bible Translation
The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so they run.
World English Bible
The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses, and as horsemen, so do they run.
Young's Literal Translation
As the appearance of horses is its appearance, And as horsemen, so they run.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The appearance of them, is as the appearance of horses - "If you carefully consider the head of the locust," says Theodoret, a Bishop in Syria, "you will find it exceedingly like that of a horse." Whence the Arabs, of old and to this day , say; "In the locust, slight as it is, is the nature of ten of the larger animals, the face of a horse, the eyes of an elephant, the neck of abull, the horns of a deer, the chest of a lion, the belly of a scorpion, the wings of an eagle, the thighs of a camel, the feet of an ostrich, the tail of a serpent."
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The appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads appeared to be crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men.
"Then the horses' hoofs beat From the dashing, the dashing of his valiant steeds.
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