Ezekiel 1:9

9 and the wings of one touched the wings of another. Each one went straight ahead; they did not turn as they moved.

Ezekiel 1:9 in Other Translations

9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.
9 their wings touched one another. Each one of them went straight forward, without turning as they went.
9 The wings of each living being touched the wings of the beings beside it. Each one moved straight forward in any direction without turning around.
9 with the wings touching one another. They turned neither one way nor the other; they went straight forward.
9 Their wings were touching. The creatures did not turn as they moved; each one went straight ahead.

Ezekiel 1:9 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 1:9

Their wings [were] joined one to another
"A woman to her sister" F14, in the Hebrew; denoting the concord, harmony, and agreement of Gospel ministers, and their affection to one another; they preach the same Gospel; administer the same ordinances; do the same work of the Lord; have the same zeal for the glory of God; the same love for Christ, and affection for the souls of men; are of the same mind and judgment, and help each other in the service of the Lord; and especially so it will be in the latter day glory, when the watchmen shall see eye to eye, ( Isaiah 52:8 ) ; they turned not when they went; they went everyone straight forward;
they go not into the path of error and immorality; they do not become apostates from the truth; they are not of them that draw back unto perdition; they go on in the course of their ministry straightforward; let what will be in their way, nothing diverts them from it; notwithstanding all difficulties and discouragements in themselves; reproaches, afflictions, and persecutions from men; and the temptations of Satan; (See Gill on Ezekiel 1:7).


F14 (htwxa la hva) "foemina adsororem suam", Montanus, Polanus; "vira, [sive] mulier ad sociam suam", so some in Vatablus.

Ezekiel 1:9 In-Context

7 Their legs were straight; their feet were like those of a calf and gleamed like burnished bronze.
8 Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. All four of them had faces and wings,
9 and the wings of one touched the wings of another. Each one went straight ahead; they did not turn as they moved.
10 Their faces looked like this: Each of the four had the face of a human being, and on the right side each had the face of a lion, and on the left the face of an ox; each also had the face of an eagle.
11 Such were their faces. They each had two wings spreading out upward, each wing touching that of the creature on either side; and each had two other wings covering its body.

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