as the teeth of lions
9:8 as the teeth of lions. Note Joel 1:6. The locusts seen by Joel, like those seen by John, had “the teeth of a lion,” the “appearance of horses” (Joel 2:4), and made a great sound “like the noise of chariots” (Joel 2:5). Joel also commented that “there hath not been ever the like, neither shall there be any more after it” (Joel 2:2).