Ezekiel 1:17
New International Version
As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the creatures faced; the wheels did not change direction as the creatures went.

New Living Translation
The beings could move in any of the four directions they faced, without turning as they moved.

English Standard Version
When they went, they went in any of their four directions without turning as they went.

Berean Study Bible
As they moved, they went in any of the four directions, without pivoting as they moved.

King James Bible
When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went.

New King James Version
When they moved, they went toward any one of four directions; they did not turn aside when they went.

New American Standard Bible
Whenever they moved, they moved in any of their four directions without turning as they moved.

NASB 1995
Whenever they moved, they moved in any of their four directions without turning as they moved.

NASB 1977
Whenever they moved, they moved in any of their four directions, without turning as they moved.

Amplified Bible
Whenever they moved, they went in any [one] of their four directions without turning as they moved.

Christian Standard Bible
When they moved, they went in any of the four directions, without turning as they moved.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they moved, they went in any of the four directions, without pivoting as they moved.

American Standard Version
When they went, they went in their four directions: they turned not when they went.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
On their four sides they were going on, and were not turning around, and to the place that their head was turning, to go after it they were going on and they were not turning

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They went on their four sides: they turned not as they went;

Contemporary English Version
so that they could move in any direction without turning.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When they went, they went by their four parts: and they turned not when they went.

English Revised Version
When they went, they went upon their four sides: they turned not when they went.

Good News Translation
so that the wheels could move in any of the four directions.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whenever they moved, they moved in any of the four directions without turning as they moved.

International Standard Version
Whenever the four moved, no matter which of four directions, they moved without turning around.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When they went, they went toward their four sides; they turned not when they went.

Literal Standard Version
On their four sides, in their going they go, they do not turn around in their going.

NET Bible
When they moved they would go in any of the four directions they faced without turning as they moved.

New Heart English Bible
When they went, they went in their four directions: they didn't turn when they went.

World English Bible
When they went, they went in their four directions: they didn't turn when they went.

Young's Literal Translation
On their four sides, in their going they go, they turn not round in their going.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Four Wheels
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. 17As they moved, they went in any of the four directions, without pivoting as they moved. 18Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes all around.…

Cross References
Ezekiel 1:8
Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. All four living creatures had faces and wings,

Ezekiel 1:9
and their wings were touching one another. They did not turn as they moved; each one went straight ahead.

Ezekiel 1:12
Each creature went straight ahead. Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, without turning as they moved.

Ezekiel 10:11
When they moved, they would go in any of the four directions, without turning as they moved. For wherever the head faced, the cherubim would go in that direction, without turning as they moved.


Treasury of Scripture

When they went, they went on their four sides: and they turned not when they went.

and

Ezekiel 1:9,12
Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward…

Ezekiel 10:1-11:25
Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne…

Isaiah 55:11
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.









(17) Upon their four sides--i.e., forwards or backwards upon the one wheel, and to the right or the left upon the other. Four directions are considered throughout the vision as representing all directions, just as elsewhere the four winds represent all winds, and the four corners of the earth the whole earth.

Verse 17. - When they went, etc. The meaning seems to be that the relative position of the wheels and the living creatures was not altered by motion. On "they turned not," see note on ver. 9. All suggests the idea of orderly and harmonious working.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
As they moved,
בְּלֶכְתָּ֣ם (bə·leḵ·tām)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

they went
יֵלֵ֑כוּ (yê·lê·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

in
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

any of the four
אַרְבַּ֥עַת (’ar·ba·‘aṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 702: Four

directions,
רִבְעֵיהֶ֖ן (riḇ·‘ê·hen)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine plural
Strong's 7253: Fourth part, four sides

without
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

pivoting
יִסַּ֖בּוּ (yis·sab·bū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5437: To turn about, go around, surround

as they moved.
בְּלֶכְתָּֽן׃ (bə·leḵ·tān)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person feminine plural
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk


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