The appearance of the living creatures was like burning coals1 of fire or like torches. Fire moved back and forth among the creatures; it was bright, and lightning2 flashed out of it.
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The creatures sped back and forth like flashes of lightning.3
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As I looked at the living creatures,4 I saw a wheel5 on the ground beside each creature with its four faces.
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This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: They sparkled like chrysolite,6 and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel.
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As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the creatures faced; the wheels did not turn7 about as the creatures went.
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Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes8 all around.
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When the living creatures moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the living creatures rose from the ground, the wheels also rose.
Wherever the spirit would go, they would go,9 and the wheels would rise along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.
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When the creatures moved, they also moved; when the creatures stood still, they also stood still; and when the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels rose along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.10
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Spread out above the heads of the living creatures was what looked like an expanse,11 sparkling like ice, and awesome.
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Under the expanse their wings were stretched out one toward the other, and each had two wings covering its body.