Ezekiel 10:17

17 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.

Ezekiel 10:17 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Ezekiel 10:17 In-Context

15 And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar.
16 And when the cherubims went, the wheels went by them: and when the cherubims lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the same wheels also turned not from beside them.
17 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.
18 Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubims.
19 And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight: when they went out, the wheels also were beside them, and every one stood at the door of the east gate of the LORD'S house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.