Ezekiel 1:15
New International Version
As I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the ground beside each creature with its four faces.

New Living Translation
As I looked at these beings, I saw four wheels touching the ground beside them, one wheel belonging to each.

English Standard Version
Now as I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, one for each of the four of them.

Berean Study Bible
When I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the ground beside each creature with its four faces.

King James Bible
Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.

New King James Version
Now as I looked at the living creatures, behold, a wheel was on the earth beside each living creature with its four faces.

New American Standard Bible
Now as I looked at the living beings, behold, there was one wheel on the ground beside the living beings, for each of the four of them.

NASB 1995
Now as I looked at the living beings, behold, there was one wheel on the earth beside the living beings, for each of the four of them.

NASB 1977
Now as I looked at the living beings, behold, there was one wheel on the earth beside the living beings, for each of the four of them.

Amplified Bible
Now as I looked at the living beings, I saw one wheel on the ground beside the living beings, for each of the four of them.

Christian Standard Bible
When I looked at the living creatures, there was one wheel on the ground beside each of the four-faced creatures.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When I looked at the living creatures, there was one wheel on the ground beside each creature that had four faces.

American Standard Version
Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold, one wheel upon the earth beside the living creatures, for each of the four faces thereof.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I saw the beasts, and behold, wheels in the earth on the side of these four beasts

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I looked, and, behold, the four had each one wheel on the ground near the living creatures.

Contemporary English Version
I then noticed that on the ground beside each of the four living creatures was a wheel,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now as I beheld the living creatures, there appeared upon the earth by the living creatures one wheel with four faces.

English Revised Version
Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth beside the living creatures, for each of the four faces thereof.

Good News Translation
As I was looking at the four creatures I saw four wheels touching the ground, one beside each of them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the ground beside each of them.

International Standard Version
As I observed the living beings, I noticed one wheel on the earth beside each being—that is, for the four of them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel at the bottom hard by the living creatures, at the four faces thereof.

Literal Standard Version
And I see the living creatures, and behold, one wheel [is] in the earth, near the living creatures, at its four faces.

NET Bible
Then I looked, and I saw one wheel on the ground beside each of the four beings.

New Heart English Bible
Now as I saw the living creatures, look, there was a wheel on the ground beside each living creature with its four faces.

World English Bible
Now as I saw the living creatures, behold, one wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, for each of the four faces of it.

Young's Literal Translation
And I see the living creatures, and lo, one wheel is in the earth, near the living creatures, at its four faces.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Four Wheels
15When I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the ground beside each creature with its four faces. 16The workmanship of the wheels looked like the gleam of beryl, and all four had the same likeness. Their workmanship looked like a wheel within a wheel.…

Cross References
Ezekiel 1:19
So as the living creatures moved, the wheels moved beside them, and when the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels also rose.

Ezekiel 3:13
It was the sound of the wings of the living creatures brushing against one another and the sound of the wheels beside them, a great rumbling sound.

Ezekiel 10:2
And the LORD said to the man clothed in linen, "Go inside the wheelwork beneath the cherubim. Fill your hands with burning coals from among the cherubim and scatter them over the city." And as I watched, he went in.

Ezekiel 10:9
Then I looked and saw four wheels beside the cherubim, one wheel beside each cherub. And the wheels gleamed like a beryl stone.


Treasury of Scripture

Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel on the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.

one

Ezekiel 1:19-21
And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up…

Ezekiel 10:9,13-17
And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone…

Daniel 7:9
I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.

with

Ezekiel 1:6
And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.

Revelation 4:7
And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.









(15) Behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures.--The prophet sees this while still looking intently upon the cherubim--" as I beheld the living creatures "--showing that it was still a part of one and the same vision. The wheel was one in the same sense in which the living creatures were one, yet actually four, as appears from the following verse and the whole subsequent description. In the corresponding vision (Ezekiel 10:9), they are at once described as four. The cherubim had been seen in the cloud (Ezekiel 1:4-5); now they need to be connected below with the earth, and presently (Ezekiel 1:26) above, with the throne of God. Therefore the wheel is "upon the earth," but of a great height (Ezekiel 1:18). There was a wheel in front of each of the cherubim, again forming a square, yet so that, as already said, they might in a sense be all considered as one wheel. Reference has been made for the origin of this imagery to the wheels under the ten bases of Solomon's Temple (1Kings 7:32-33); but there seems to be nothing either in size or form to correspond, and, so far as we know, the imagery here is purely original.

Verse 15. - Behold one wheel, etc. As the prophet gazed, yet another marvel presented itself - a "wheel" was seen. It is "by" or "beside" (Revised Version) the living creatures, and "for each of the four faces thereof" (Revised Version); i.e. as the next verse states definitely, there were four wheels. We may compare the analogues of the "wheels" of fire in the theophany of Daniel 7:9, and the chariot of the cherubim in 1 Chronicles 28:18.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When I looked
וָאֵ֖רֶא (wā·’ê·re)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7200: To see

at the living creatures,
הַחַיּ֑וֹת (ha·ḥay·yō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

I saw
וְהִנֵּה֩ (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

a
אֶחָ֥ד (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

wheel
אוֹפַ֨ן (’ō·w·p̄an)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 212: A wheel

on the ground
בָּאָ֛רֶץ (bā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

beside
אֵ֥צֶל (’ê·ṣel)
Preposition
Strong's 681: A joining together, proximity

each creature
הַחַיּ֖וֹת (ha·ḥay·yō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

with its four
לְאַרְבַּ֥עַת (lə·’ar·ba·‘aṯ)
Preposition-l | Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 702: Four

faces.
פָּנָֽיו׃ (pā·nāw)
Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face


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