Ezekiel 1:9
New International Version
and the wings of one touched the wings of another. Each one went straight ahead; they did not turn as they moved.

New Living Translation
The wings of each living being touched the wings of the beings beside it. Each one moved straight forward in any direction without turning around.

English Standard Version
their wings touched one another. Each one of them went straight forward, without turning as they went.

Berean Study Bible
and their wings were touching one another. They did not turn as they moved; each one went straight ahead.

New American Standard Bible
their wings touched one another; their faces did not turn when they moved, each went straight forward.

New King James Version
Their wings touched one another. The creatures did not turn when they went, but each one went straight forward.

King James Bible
Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.

Christian Standard Bible
Their wings were touching. The creatures did not turn as they moved; each one went straight ahead.

Contemporary English Version
The four creatures were standing back to back with the tips of their wings touching. They moved together in every direction, without turning their bodies.

Good News Translation
Two wings of each creature were spread out so that the creatures formed a square, with their wing tips touching. When they moved, they moved as a group without turning their bodies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their wings were touching. The creatures did not turn as they moved; each one went straight ahead.

International Standard Version
their pairs of wings overlapped each other. They moved in straight directions without turning their faces around as they moved.

NET Bible
their wings touched each other; they did not turn as they moved, but went straight ahead.

New Heart English Bible
their wings were joined one to another; they didn't turn when they went; each one went straight forward.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their wings touched each other. The creatures went straight ahead, and they did not turn as they moved.

JPS Tanakh 1917
their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.

New American Standard 1977
their wings touched one another; their faces did not turn when they moved, each went straight forward.

King James 2000 Bible
Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went each one straight forward.

American King James Version
Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.

American Standard Version
their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the faces of them four turned not when they went; they went everyone straight forward.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the wings of one were joined to the wings of another. They turned not when they went: but every one went straight forward.

Darby Bible Translation
their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.

English Revised Version
their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.

Webster's Bible Translation
Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.

World English Bible
their wings were joined one to another; they didn't turn when they went; each one went straight forward.

Young's Literal Translation
joining one unto another are their wings, they turn not round in their going, each straight forward they go.
Study Bible
The Four Living Creatures
8Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. All four of them had faces and wings, 9and their wings were touching one another. They did not turn as they moved; each one went straight ahead. 10The form of their faces was that of a man, and each of the four had the face of a lion on the right side, the face of an ox on the left side, and also the face of an eagle.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 1:12
Each creature went straight ahead. Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, without turning as they moved.

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

Ezekiel 10:22
Their faces looked like the faces I had seen by the River Kebar. Each creature went straight ahead.

Treasury of Scripture

Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.

joined

Ezekiel 1:11
Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.

2 Chronicles 3:11,12
And the wings of the cherubims were twenty cubits long: one wing of the one cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house: and the other wing was likewise five cubits, reaching to the wing of the other cherub…

1 Corinthians 1:10
Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

they turned

Ezekiel 1:12
And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.

Ezekiel 10:11,22
When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned not as they went, but to the place whither the head looked they followed it; they turned not as they went…

Proverbs 4:25-27
Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee…









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

were touching
חֹֽבְרֹ֛ת (ḥō·ḇə·rōṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2266: To unite, be joined, to tie a magic knot or spell, to charm

one
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

another.
אֲחוֹתָ֖הּ (’ă·ḥō·w·ṯāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 269: Sister -- a sister

They did not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

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

as they moved;
בְלֶכְתָּ֔ן (ḇə·leḵ·tān)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

each
אִ֛ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

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

straight
עֵ֥בֶר (‘ê·ḇer)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5676: A region across, on the opposite side

ahead.
פָּנָ֖יו (pā·nāw)
Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face
(9) Their wings were joined one to another.--i.e., the outstretched right wing of one cherub was joined at its tip to the left wing of another, so that although four, they yet constituted in some sense but one creature, all moving in harmony and by a common impulse. This applies to the cherubim only when in motion; when they stood, the wings were let down (Ezekiel 1:24). The joining of the extremities of the outstretched wings of the cherubim recalls the arrangement in Solomon's Temple (1Kings 6:27), in which the wings of the larger cherubim touched one another above the mercy-seat.

They turned not when they went.--Whichever way they wished to go, they could still go "straight forward," i.e., in the direction towards which they looked, since they looked in all directions, and their round feet made it equally easy to move in any way. It would at first seem that as two of the wings of each cherub were used to cover their bodies (Ezekiel 1:11), the wings would have required their turning when they changed their course; but if we conceive of the four cherubim as arranged to form a square, and with their wings moving as one creature, this difficulty disappears.

Verse 9. - Their wings were joined, etc. As interpreted by vers. 11 and 24, two of the wings were always down, and when the living creatures moved, two were extended upwards, so that their tips touched, and were in this sense "joined." When at rest, these were let down again (ver. 24). They turned not, etc. We note the emphasis of the threefold iteration of the fact (vers. 12, 17). None of the four forms revolved on its axis. The motion of what we may call the composite quadrilateral was simply rectilinear. Did the symbolism represent the directness, the straightforwardness, of the Divine energy manifested in the universe?
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