1. Exposition

What does the description of the son of man's voice convey?

Revelation 1:15 (ESV)

15 his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters.

On this small island John has most certainly heard the roar of the sea’s breakers crashing upon the shore, and that, says John, is what this man’s voice sounded like. Ezekiel had used the same comparison, first when the Lord God came to him (Ezekiel 1:24) and again when the Lord returned to his temple (Ezekiel 43:2). The roar of breakers is majestic and awe-inspiring. Speech comparable to such a roar is scarcely intelligible but is certainly overwhelming.