Then I looked, and above the dome that was over the heads of the cherubim there appeared above them something like a sapphire, a in form resembling a throne.
He said to the man clothed in linen, "Go within the wheelwork underneath the cherubim; fill your hands with burning coals from among the cherubim, and scatter them over the city." He went in as I looked on.
Now the cherubim were standing on the south side of the house when the man went in; and a cloud filled the inner court.
Then the glory of the Lord rose up from the cherub to the threshold of the house; the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the glory of the Lord.
The sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard as far as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty b when he speaks.
When he commanded the man clothed in linen, "Take fire from within the wheelwork, from among the cherubim," he went in and stood beside a wheel.
And a cherub stretched out his hand from among the cherubim to the fire that was among the cherubim, took some of it and put it into the hands of the man clothed in linen, who took it and went out.
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