Ezekiel 10:1

The Glory of the Lord Leaves the Temple

1 Then I looked, and behold, 1on the expanse that was over the heads of the cherubim there appeared above them something 2like a sapphire,[a] in appearance like a throne.

Ezekiel 10:1 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 10:1

Then I looked, and, behold
After the vision of the destruction of the greater part of the inhabitants of Jerusalem by the six men with slaughter weapons, and of the preservation of a few by the man clothed with linen; another vision is seen by the prophet, in some things like to that he saw, of which there is an account in the first chapter; though in some circumstances different, and exhibited with a different view; partly to represent the destruction of Jerusalem by fire, and partly the Lord's removal from it, before or at that time: in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubim;
the same with the living creatures, ( Ezekiel 1:22 Ezekiel 1:26 ) ; where the firmament or expanse of heaven is said to be over their heads, as here; (See Gill on Ezekiel 1:22): there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance
of the likeness of a throne; (See Gill on Ezekiel 1:26).

Ezekiel 10:1 In-Context

1 Then I looked, and behold, on the expanse that was over the heads of the cherubim there appeared above them something like a sapphire, in appearance like a throne.
2 And he said to the man clothed in linen, "Go in among the whirling wheels underneath the cherubim. Fill your hands with burning coals from between the cherubim, and scatter them over the city."And he went in before my eyes.
3 Now the cherubim were standing on the south side of the house, when the man went in, and a cloud filled the inner court.
4 And the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub to the threshold of the house, and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was filled with the brightness of the glory of the LORD.
5 And the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard as far as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when he speaks.

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