Ezekiel 10:14

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.

Ezekiel 10:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.
ESV
14 And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of the cherub, and the second face was a human face, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.
NLT
14 Each of the four cherubim had four faces: the first was the face of an ox, the second was a human face, the third was the face of a lion, and the fourth was the face of an eagle.
MSG
14 Each of the cherubim had four faces: the first, of an angel; the second, a human; the third, a lion; the fourth, an eagle.
CSB
14 Each one had four faces: the first face was that of a cherub, the second that of a man, the third that of a lion, and the fourth that of an eagle.

Ezekiel 10:14 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 10:14

And everyone had four faces
That is, everyone of the wheels, for of these the words are continued; and which agrees with ( Ezekiel 1:15 ) ; (See Gill on Ezekiel 1:15): the first face [was] the face of a cherub;
this being in the room of the ox's face, ( Ezekiel 1:10 ) , shows that the face of an ox and a cherub are the same; and that the living creatures have the general name of cherubim, from the face of an ox; and are so called from (brk) , which in the Syriac and Chaldee languages signifies to "plough", that creature being made use of in such service: and the second face [was] the face of a man, and the third the face of
a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle;
how these are applicable to Gospel churches, and the true members of them, (See Gill on Ezekiel 1:15).

Ezekiel 10:14 In-Context

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.
15 Then the cherubim rose upward. These were the living creatures I had seen by the Kebar River.
16 When the cherubim moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the cherubim spread their wings to rise from the ground, the wheels did not leave their side.

Cross References 4

  • 1. 1 Kings 7:36
  • 2. Ezekiel 1:6
  • 3. 1 Kings 7:29
  • 4. Ezekiel 1:10; Ezekiel 41:19; Revelation 4:7