Ezekiel 1:14

14 The creatures sped back and forth like flashes of lightning.

Ezekiel 1:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
ESV
14 And the living creatures darted to and fro, like the appearance of a flash of lightning.
NLT
14 And the living beings darted to and fro like flashes of lightning.
MSG
14 The creatures flashed back and forth like strikes of lightning.
CSB
14 The creatures were darting back and forth like flashes 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 Each one went straight ahead. Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, without turning as they went.
13 The appearance of the living creatures was like burning coals of fire or like torches. Fire moved back and forth among the creatures; it was bright, and lightning flashed out of it.
14 The creatures sped back and forth like flashes of lightning.
15 As I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the ground beside each creature with its four faces.
16 This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: They sparkled like topaz, and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel.

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