Ezekiel 1:8
New International Version
Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. All four of them had faces and wings,

New Living Translation
Under each of their four wings I could see human hands. So each of the four beings had four faces and four wings.

English Standard Version
Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. And the four had their faces and their wings thus:

Berean Study Bible
Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. All four living creatures had faces and wings,

King James Bible
And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.

New King James Version
The hands of a man were under their wings on their four sides; and each of the four had faces and wings.

New American Standard Bible
Under their wings on their four sides were human hands. As for the faces and wings of the four of them,

NASB 1995
Under their wings on their four sides were human hands. As for the faces and wings of the four of them,

NASB 1977
Under their wings on their four sides were human hands. As for the faces and wings of the four of them,

Amplified Bible
Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. As for the faces and wings of the four of them,

Christian Standard Bible
They had human hands under their wings on their four sides. All four of them had faces and wings.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They had human hands under their wings on their four sides. All four of them had faces and wings.

American Standard Version
And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings thus :

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the hand of a son of man was under their wings from their four sides, and their faces and their wings were at their sides

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the hand of a man was under their wings on their four sides.

Contemporary English Version
Under each of their wings, these creatures had a human hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides: and they bad faces, and wings on the four sides,

English Revised Version
And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides: and they four had their faces and their wings thus;

Good News Translation
In addition to their four faces and four wings, they each had four human hands, one under each wing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They had human hands under their wings on each of their four sides. All four of them had faces and wings.

International Standard Version
From under their wings there were human hands on their four sides. Now as to their four faces and four pairs of wings,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and as for the faces and wings of them four,

Literal Standard Version
and on their four sides [each had] hands of man under their wings; and [each] of the four had their faces and their wings;

NET Bible
They had human hands under their wings on their four sides. As for the faces and wings of the four of them,

New Heart English Bible
They had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and the four of them had their faces and their wings thus:

World English Bible
They had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and the four of them had their faces and their wings [thus]:

Young's Literal Translation
and hands of man under their wings -- on their four sides, and their faces and their wings -- are to them four;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Four Living Creatures
7Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the hooves of a calf, gleaming like polished bronze. 8Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. All four living creatures had faces and wings, 9and their wings were touching one another. They did not turn as they moved; each one went straight ahead.…

Cross References
Ezekiel 1:17
As they moved, they went in any of the four directions, without pivoting as they moved.

Ezekiel 10:8
(The cherubim appeared to have the form of human hands under their wings.)

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.

Ezekiel 10:21
Each had four faces and four wings, with what looked like human hands under their wings.


Treasury of Scripture

And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.

Ezekiel 8:3
And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy.

Ezekiel 10:2,7,8,18,21
And he spake unto the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in between the wheels, even under the cherub, and fill thine hand with coals of fire from between the cherubims, and scatter them over the city. And he went in in my sight…

Isaiah 6:6
Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:









(8) The hands of a man.--Implying, of course, also human arms. This particular adds to the generally human appearance of the cherubim, yet we must understand (see Ezekiel 1:11) that there were four hands corresponding to the wings for each cherub. These hands were "under their wings on their four sides." Hence the wings must have been attached at the shoulder. The repetition, "they four had their faces and their wings," is for the sake of emphasis and distinctness.

Verse 8. - They had the hands of a man, etc. The prophet seems to describe each detail in the order in which it presented itself to him. What he next sees is that each of the four forms has two hands on each of its four sides. Nothing could supersede that symbol of activity and strength.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Under
מִתַּ֙חַת֙ (mit·ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition-m
Strong's 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

their wings
כַּנְפֵיהֶ֔ם (kan·p̄ê·hem)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3671: An edge, extremity, a wing, a flap, a quarter, a pinnacle

on
עַ֖ל (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

their four
אַרְבַּ֣עַת (’ar·ba·‘aṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 702: Four

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

they had human
אָדָ֗ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being

hands.
וִידֵ֣י (wî·ḏê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - fdc
Strong's 3027: A hand

All four
לְאַרְבַּעְתָּֽם׃ (lə·’ar·ba‘·tām)
Preposition-l | Number - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 702: Four

of them had faces
וּפְנֵיהֶ֥ם (ū·p̄ə·nê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6440: The face

and wings,
וְכַנְפֵיהֶ֖ם (wə·ḵan·p̄ê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3671: An edge, extremity, a wing, a flap, a quarter, a pinnacle


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