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Ezekiel 10 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then looking, I saw that on the arch which was over the head of the winged ones there was seen over them what seemed like a sapphire stone, having the form of a king's seat. 1 I looked, and I saw the likeness of a throne of sapphire above the expanse that was over the heads of the cherubim.
2 And he said to the man clothed in linen, Go in between the wheels, under the winged ones, and get your two hands full of burning coals from between the winged ones and send them in a shower over the town. And he went in before my eyes. 2 The LORD said to the man clothed in linen, "Go in among the wheels beneath the cherubim. Fill your hands with burning coals from among the cherubim and scatter them over the city." And as I watched, he went in.
3 Now the winged ones were stationed on the right side of the house when the man went in; and the inner square was full of the cloud. 3 Now the cherubim were standing on the south side of the temple when the man went in, and a cloud filled the inner court.
4 And the glory of the Lord went up from the winged ones and came to rest over the doorstep of the house; and the house was full of the cloud and the open square was full of the shining of the Lord's glory. 4 Then the glory of the LORD rose from above the cherubim and moved to the threshold of the temple. The cloud filled the temple, and the court was full of the radiance of the glory of the LORD.
5 And the sound of the wings of the winged ones was clear even in the outer square, like the voice of the Ruler of all. 5 The sound of the wings of the cherubim could be heard as far away as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when he speaks.
6 And when he gave orders to the man clothed in linen, saying, Take fire from between the wheels, from between the winged ones, then he went in and took his place at the side of a wheel. 6 When the LORD commanded the man in linen, "Take fire from among the wheels, from among the cherubim," the man went in and stood beside a wheel.
7 And stretching out his hand to the fire which was between the winged ones, he took some of it and went out. 7 Then one of the cherubim reached out his hand to the fire that was among them. He took up some of it and put it into the hands of the man in linen, who took it and went out.
8 And I saw the form of a man's hands among the winged ones under their wings. 8 (Under the wings of the cherubim could be seen what looked like the hands of a man.)
9 And looking, I saw four wheels by the side of the winged ones, one wheel by the side of a winged one and another wheel by the side of another: and the wheels were like the colour of a beryl stone to the eye. 9 I looked, and I saw beside the cherubim four wheels, one beside each of the cherubim; the wheels sparkled like chrysolite.
10 In form the four of them were all the same, they seemed like a wheel inside a wheel. 10 As for their appearance, the four of them looked alike; each was like a wheel intersecting a wheel.
11 When they were moving, they went on their four sides without turning; they went after the head in the direction in which it was looking; they went without turning. 11 As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the cherubim faced; the wheels did not turn about as the cherubim went. The cherubim went in whatever direction the head faced, without turning as they went.
12 And the edges of the four wheels were full of eyes round about. 12 Their entire bodies, including their backs, their hands and their wings, were completely full of eyes, as were their four wheels.
13 As for the wheels, they were named in my hearing, the circling wheels. 13 I heard the wheels being called "the whirling wheels."
14 And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a winged one, and the second was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle. 14 Each of the cherubim had four faces: One face was that of a cherub, the second the face of a man, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.
15 And the winged ones went up on high: this is the living being which I saw by the river Chebar. 15 Then the cherubim rose upward. These were the living creatures I had seen by the Kebar River.
16 And when the winged ones went, the wheels went by their side: and when their wings were lifted to take them up from the earth, the wheels were not turned from their side. 16 When the cherubim moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the cherubim spread their wings to rise from the ground, the wheels did not leave their side.
17 When they were at rest in their place, these were at rest; when they were lifted up, these went up with them: for the spirit of life was in them. 17 When the cherubim stood still, they also stood still; and when the cherubim rose, they rose with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in them.
18 Then the glory of the Lord went out from the doorstep of the house, and came to rest over the winged ones. 18 Then the glory of the LORD departed from over the threshold of the temple and stopped above the cherubim.
19 And the winged ones, lifting up their wings, went up from the earth before my eyes, with the wheels by their side: and they came to rest at the east doorway of the Lord's house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them on high. 19 While I watched, the cherubim spread their wings and rose from the ground, and as they went, the wheels went with them. They stopped at the entrance to the east gate of the LORD's house, and the glory of the God of Israel was above them.
20 This is the living being which I saw under the God of Israel by the river Chebar; and it was clear to me that they were the winged ones. 20 These were the living creatures I had seen beneath the God of Israel by the Kebar River, and I realized that they were cherubim.
21 Every one had four faces and every one had four wings; and hands like a man's hands were under their wings. 21 Each had four faces and four wings, and under their wings was what looked like the hands of a man.
22 As for the form of their faces, they were the faces whose form I saw by the river Chebar; when they went, every one of them went straight forward. 22 Their faces had the same appearance as those I had seen by the Kebar River. Each one went straight ahead.