Ezekiel 1:17

17 As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the creatures faced; the wheels did not change direction as the creatures went.

Ezekiel 1:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went.
ESV
17 When they went, they went in any of their four directionswithout turning as they went.
NLT
17 The beings could move in any of the four directions they faced, without turning as they moved.
MSG
17 They went in any one of the four directions they faced, but straight, not veering off.
CSB
17 When they moved, they went in any of the four directions, without pivoting as they moved.

Ezekiel 1:17 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 1:17

When they went, they went upon their four sides
On either of their crossing rings, as they were directed by the living creatures, at whose side they stood: [and] they returned not when they went;
they had no need to turn about when they were to go east, west, north, or south, as wheels usually do; but they turned upon the crossing ring, which was towards either of the four points. This denotes the perseverance of the churches, and the true members thereof, in faith and practice; they do not turn back, nor look back, but go right on, walking in the fear of the Lord, and in all his, ways and ordinances.

Ezekiel 1:17 In-Context

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.
17 As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the creatures faced; the wheels did not change direction as the creatures went.
18 Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes all around.
19 When the living creatures moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the living creatures rose from the ground, the wheels also rose.

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