Ezekiel 10:17

17 When the cherubim stood still, they also stood still; and when the cherubim rose, they rose with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in them.

Read Ezekiel 10:17 Using Other Translations

When they stood, these stood; and when they were lifted up, these lifted up themselves also: for the spirit of the living creature was in them.
When they stood still, these stood still, and when they mounted up, these mounted up with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in them.
When the cherubim stopped, the wheels stopped. When they flew upward, the wheels rose up, for the spirit of the living beings was in the wheels.

What does Ezekiel 10:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 10:17

When they stood, [these] stood
When the one were inactive, lifeless, and without motion, making no progress in knowledge, experience, and practice, the other were so likewise; (See Gill on Ezekiel 1:21); and when they were lifted up, [these] lifted up themselves [also];
like people, like priest, whether in things commendable or not, ( Hosea 4:9 ) ; for the spirit of the living creature [was] in them;
the same spirit that was in the cherubim was in the wheels; and the same Spirit of God, who is a "spirit of life" F3, as the words may be rendered, is in the churches, as in the ministers; generally speaking, if the one are lively, the other are also, and both move as they are acted by the Spirit; and also their motion from place to place, which is spoken of in ( Ezekiel 10:18 ) , is directed by the Spirit; see ( Acts 16:6 Acts 16:7 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F3 (hyxh xwr) (pneuma bwhv) , Sept. "spiritus vitae", V. L. Starckius.
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