Two wings of each creature were raised so that they touched the tips of the wings of the creatures next to it, and their other two wings were folded against their bodies.
Each creature faced all four directions, and so the group could go wherever they wished, without having to turn.
Among the creatures there was something that looked like a blazing torch, constantly moving. The fire would blaze up and shoot out flashes of lightning. 1
The creatures themselves darted back and forth with the speed of lightning.
As I was looking at the four creatures I saw four wheels touching the ground, one beside each of them. 2
All four wheels were alike; each one shone like a precious stone, and each had another wheel intersecting it at right angles,
so that the wheels could move in any of the four directions.
The rims of the wheels were covered with eyes. 3
Whenever the creatures moved, the wheels moved with them, and if the creatures rose up from the earth, so did the wheels.
The creatures went wherever they wished, and the wheels did exactly what the creatures did, because the creatures controlled them.
So every time the creatures moved or stopped or rose in the air, the wheels did exactly the same.