“servants on horses.” Riding a horse in this kind of circumstance is a sign of dignity and power (cp. Esther 6:8-11). The Hebrew word “servant” can also mean “slave,” and that explains why the English versions are divided, with some having “servant” and some having “slave.” The native Hebrew reader would see both meanings and in fact the situation is the same for both servants and slaves. The ultimate example of this is Jesus Christ, who, although he was “Lord of all,” walked on the earth like a servant; but when he returns as king he will ride on a white horse (Rev. 19:11).