3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
3 and he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion. When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke.
3 and called out with a loud voice, like a lion roaring. When he called out, the seven thunders sounded.
3 then called out thunderously, a lion roar. When he called out, the Seven Thunders called back.
3 and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars. When he cried out, seven thunders uttered their voices.
3 And he gave a great shout like the roar of a lion. And when he shouted, the seven thunders answered.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Revelation 10:3
Commentary on Revelation 10:1-7
(Read Revelation 10:1-7)
The apostle saw another representation. The person communicating this discovery probably was our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, or it was to show his glory. He veils his glory, which is too great for mortal eyes to behold; and throws a veil upon his dispensations. A rainbow was upon his head; our Lord is always mindful of his covenant. His awful voice was echoed by seven thunders; solemn and terrible ways of discovering the mind of God. We know not the subjects of the seven thunders, nor the reasons for suppressing them. There are great events in history, perhaps relating to the Christian church, which are not noticed in open prophecy. The final salvation of the righteous, and the final success of true religion on earth, are engaged for by the unfailing word of the Lord. Though the time may not be yet, it cannot be far distant. Very soon, as to us, time will be no more; but if we are believers, a happy eternity will follow: we shall from heaven behold and rejoice in the triumphs of Christ, and his cause on earth.