Revelation 1:15

15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.

Revelation 1:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
ESV
15 his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters.
NLT
15 His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice thundered like mighty ocean waves.
MSG
15 both feet furnace-fired bronze, His voice a cataract,
CSB
15 His feet like fine bronze fired in a furnace, and His voice like the sound of cascading waters.

Revelation 1:15 Meaning and Commentary

Revelation 1:15

And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a
furnace
By which is meant, not his human nature in a suffering state; or his people, the meaner and lower parts of his mystical body, in a like state; or his apostles and ministers, who are supporters of his church, and run to and fro with spiritual knowledge, for which, though they suffer much, are permanent and glorious; but either the power of Christ in bearing up and supporting his people, in the care and government and defence of them; or his ways, works, and walks in his churches, and all his providential administrations towards them, which are holy, just, and righteous, and will be manifest; or his wrath and vengeance in treading down and trampling upon his enemies:

and his voice as the sound of many waters;
meaning his Gospel, as preached by his apostles and ministers, which was heard far and near; see ( Romans 10:18 ) ; and which made a great noise in the world; or his voice of vengeance on his enemies, which will be very terrible and irresistible.

Revelation 1:15 In-Context

13 and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest.
14 The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire.
15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.
16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.
17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Ezekiel 1:7; Daniel 10:6; Revelation 2:18
  • 2. Ezekiel 43:2; Revelation 14:2; Revelation 19:6