1Then I looked, and see, in the expanse that was over the head of
the cherubim there appeared above them as it were a sapphire6565or, lapis
lazuli stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.
spoke to the man clothed in linen, and said, Go in between the whirling
wheels, even under the cherub, and fill both your hands with coals of
fire from between the cherubim, and scatter them over the city. He went in as
3Now the cherubim stood on the right side of the house, when
the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court.
4The glory of
Yahweh mounted up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of
the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of
the brightness of Yahweh’s glory.
5The sound of the wings of the cherubim
was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of God Almighty when he
6It came to pass, when he commanded the man clothed in linen,
saying, Take fire from between the whirling wheels, from between the
cherubim, that he went in, and stood beside a wheel.
stretched forth his hand from between the cherubim to the fire that was
between the cherubim, and took of it, and put it into the hands of
him who was clothed in linen, who took it and went out.
in the cherubim the form of a man’s hand under their wings.
and behold, four wheels beside the cherubim, one wheel beside one cherub, and
another wheel beside another cherub; and the appearance of the wheels was
like a beryl stone.
10As for their appearance, they four had one
likeness, as if a wheel have been within a wheel.
11When they went, they
went in their four directions: they didn’t turn as they went, but to the
place where the head looked they followed it; they didn’t turn as they went.
12Their 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.
13As for the wheels, they were called in my hearing, the
14Every one had four faces: the first face was
the face of the cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the
third face the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.
cherubim mounted up: this is the living creature that I saw by the river
16When the cherubim went, the wheels went beside them; and when
the cherubim lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the wheels
also didn’t turn from beside them.
17When they stood, these stood; and
when they mounted up, these mounted up with them: for the spirit of the
living creature was in them.
18The glory of Yahweh went forth from over
the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubim.
lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight when they
went forth, and the wheels beside them: and they stood at the door of the
east gate of Yahweh’s house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them
20This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel
by the river Chebar; and I knew that they were cherubim.
21Every one had
four faces, and every one four wings; and the likeness of the hands of a man
was under their wings.
22As for the likeness of their faces, they were
the faces which I saw by the river Chebar, their appearances and themselves;
they went every one straight forward.