Ezekiel 10:12

12 Their entire bodies, including their backs, their hands and their wings, were completely full of eyes, as were their four wheels.

Ezekiel 10:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about, even the wheels that they four had.
ESV
12 And their whole body, their rims, and their spokes, their wings, and the wheels were full of eyes all around--the wheels that the four of them had.
NLT
12 Both the cherubim and the wheels were covered with eyes. The cherubim had eyes all over their bodies, including their hands, their backs, and their wings.
MSG
12 The cherubim were full of eyes in their backs, hands, and wings. The wheels likewise were full of eyes.
CSB
12 Their entire bodies, including their backs, hands, wings, and the wheels that the four of them had, were full of eyes all around.

Ezekiel 10:12 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 10:12

And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and
their wings
This is to be understood not of the wheels, to whom body or flesh, backs, hands, and wings, do not belong, but of the cherubim; and the sense is, that as the wheels were alike, and had one and the same form and appearance, so had the cherubim; they were exactly alike in their body, backs, hands, and wings; denoting the agreement between Gospel ministers, in their doctrine, work, and conversation: and the wheels [were] full of eyes round about;
that is, the rings or circles of the wheels, as in ( Ezekiel 1:18 ) ; signifying that churches consisted of enlightened persons, who had a sight of their sin and danger, and looked to Christ for salvation, and walked circumspectly, and watched over one another: [even] the wheels that they four had:
the wheels that belonged to the four living creatures or cherubim.

Ezekiel 10:12 In-Context

10 As for their appearance, the four of them looked alike; each was like a wheel intersecting a wheel.
11 As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the cherubim faced; the wheels did not turn about as the cherubim went. The cherubim went in whatever direction the head faced, without turning as they went.
12 Their entire bodies, including their backs, their hands and their wings, were completely full of eyes, as were their four wheels.
13 I heard the wheels being called “the whirling wheels.”
14 Each of the cherubim had four faces: One face was that of a cherub, the second the face of a human being, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Revelation 4:6-8
  • 2. Ezekiel 1:15-21