Ezekiel 1:14

14 And the living creatures 1darted to and fro, 2like the appearance of a flash of lightning.

Ezekiel 1:14 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 1:14

And the living creatures ran
Did their work with great readiness and swiftness; so, especially in the latter day, ministers of the Gospel shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased, ( Daniel 12:4 ) ; and returned;
for though before it is said, "they turned not when they went", they kept straight on till they had done their work; but when they have done it, then they return, and give an account of it to him that has sent them: and their running and returning are said to be, as the appearance of a flash of lightning;
very sudden and swift.

Ezekiel 1:14 In-Context

12 And each went straight forward. Wherever the spirit would go, they went, without turning as they went.
13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches moving to and fro among the living creatures. And the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
14 And the living creatures darted to and fro, like the appearance of a flash of lightning.
15 Now as I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, one for each of the four of them.
16 As for the appearance of the wheels and their construction: their appearance was like the gleaming of beryl. And the four had the same likeness, their appearance and construction being as it were a wheel within a wheel.

Cross References 2

  • 1. [Zechariah 4:10]
  • 2. [Matthew 24:27; Luke 17:24]
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