Ezekiel 1:21
New International Version
When the creatures moved, they also moved; when the creatures stood still, they also stood still; and when the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels rose along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

New Living Translation
When the beings moved, the wheels moved. When the beings stopped, the wheels stopped. When the beings flew upward, the wheels rose up, for the spirit of the living beings was in the wheels.

English Standard Version
When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those rose from the earth, the wheels rose along with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

Berean Study Bible
When the creatures moved, the wheels moved; when the creatures stood still, the wheels stood still; and when the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels rose alongside them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

King James Bible
When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.

New King James Version
When those went, these went; when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up together with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

New American Standard Bible
Whenever those went, they went; and whenever those stopped, they stopped. And whenever those rose from the earth, the wheels rose just as they did; for the spirit of the living beings was in the wheels.

NASB 1995
Whenever those went, these went; and whenever those stood still, these stood still. And whenever those rose from the earth, the wheels rose close beside them; for the spirit of the living beings was in the wheels.

NASB 1977
Whenever those went, these went; and whenever those stood still, these stood still. And whenever those rose from the earth, the wheels rose close beside them; for the spirit of the living beings was in the wheels.

Amplified Bible
Whenever those went, these went; and whenever those came to a stop, these came to a stop; and whenever those rose from the earth, the wheels rose close beside them, for the spirit of the living beings was in the wheels.

Christian Standard Bible
When the creatures moved, the wheels moved; when the creatures stopped, the wheels stopped; and when the creatures rose from the earth, the wheels rose alongside them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the creatures moved, the wheels moved; when the creatures stood still, the wheels stood still; and when the creatures rose from the earth, the wheels rose alongside them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

American Standard Version
When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up beside them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
When those went, the wheels went; and when those stood, the wheels stood; and when those lifted themselves off the earth, they were lifted off with them: for the spirit of life was in the wheels.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When those went these went, and when those stood these stood, and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels also were lifted up together, and followed them: for the spirit of life was in the wheels.

English Revised Version
When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up beside them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.

Good News Translation
So every time the creatures moved or stopped or rose in the air, the wheels did exactly the same.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So whenever the creatures moved, the wheels moved. Whenever the creatures stood still, the wheels stood still. And whenever the creatures rose from the earth, the wheels rose with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

International Standard Version
They moved around whenever they wanted to move around, and they stood still whenever they wanted to stand still; and whenever they rose from the earth, the wheels remained close beside them, because the wheels were also alive.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When those went, these went, and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up beside them; for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.

Literal Standard Version
In their going, they go; and in their standing, they stand; and in their being lifted up from off the earth, the wheels are lifted up alongside them; for a living spirit [is] in the wheels.

NET Bible
When the living beings moved, the wheels moved, and when they stopped moving, the wheels stopped. When they rose up from the ground, the wheels rose up from the ground; the wheels rose up beside them because the spirit of the living being was in the wheel.

New Heart English Bible
When those [the living creatures] moved, these [the wheels] moved; and when those [the living creatures] stood still, and when those [the living creatures] rose from the ground, the wheels rose alongside them because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

World English Bible
When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up beside them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.

Young's Literal Translation
In their going, they go; and in their standing, they stand; and in their being lifted up from off the earth, lifted up are the wheels over-against them; for a living spirit is in the wheels.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Four Wheels
20Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, and the wheels would rise alongside them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. 21When the creatures moved, the wheels moved; when the creatures stood still, the wheels stood still; and when the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels rose alongside them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

Cross References
Ezekiel 10:17
When the cherubim stood still, the wheels also stood still, and when they ascended, the wheels ascended with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

Ezekiel 1:22
Spread out above the heads of the living creatures was the likeness of an awesome expanse, gleaming like crystal.


Treasury of Scripture

When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.

When those went

Ezekiel 1:19,20
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 10:17
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.

of the living creature.

Romans 8:2
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.









Verse 21. - When those went, these went. The words, strictly speaking, add nothing to the previous description; but the prophet appears to have wished to combine what he had before said separately, so as to make the picture complete, before passing on to the yet more glorious vision that next met his gaze.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

the wheels moved;
יֵלֵ֔כוּ (yê·lê·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

when the creatures stood still,
וּבְעָמְדָ֖ם (ū·ḇə·‘ā·mə·ḏām)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

the wheels stood still;
יַֽעֲמֹ֑דוּ (ya·‘ă·mō·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

and when the creatures rose
וּֽבְהִנָּשְׂאָ֞ם (ū·ḇə·hin·nā·śə·’ām)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Verb - Nifal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

from
מֵעַ֣ל (mê·‘al)
Preposition-m
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the ground,
הָאָ֗רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

the wheels
הָאֽוֹפַנִּים֙ (hā·’ō·w·p̄an·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 212: A wheel

rose
יִנָּשְׂא֤וּ (yin·nā·śə·’ū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

alongside them,
לְעֻמָּתָ֔ם (lə·‘um·mā·ṯām)
Preposition-l | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5980: Society, near, beside, along with

because
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the spirit
ר֥וּחַ (rū·aḥ)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

of the living creatures
הַחַיָּ֖ה (ha·ḥay·yāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

was in the wheels.
בָּאוֹפַנִּֽים׃ (bā·’ō·w·p̄an·nîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 212: A wheel


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