Ezekiel 10:20
New International Version
These were the living creatures I had seen beneath the God of Israel by the Kebar River, and I realized that they were cherubim.

New Living Translation
These were the same living beings I had seen beneath the God of Israel when I was by the Kebar River. I knew they were cherubim,

English Standard Version
These were the living creatures that I saw underneath the God of Israel by the Chebar canal; and I knew that they were cherubim.

Berean Study Bible
These were the living creatures I had seen beneath the God of Israel by the River Kebar, and I knew that they were cherubim.

King James Bible
This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river of Chebar; and I knew that they were the cherubims.

New King James Version
This is the living creature I saw under the God of Israel by the River Chebar, and I knew they were cherubim.

New American Standard Bible
These are the living beings that I saw beneath the God of Israel by the river Chebar; so I knew that they were cherubim.

NASB 1995
These are the living beings that I saw beneath the God of Israel by the river Chebar; so I knew that they were cherubim.

NASB 1977
These are the living beings that I saw beneath the God of Israel by the river Chebar; so I knew that they were cherubim.

Amplified Bible
These are the living beings that I saw beneath the God of Israel by the River Chebar; and I knew that they were cherubim.

Christian Standard Bible
These were the living creatures I had seen beneath the God of Israel by the Chebar Canal, and I recognized that they were cherubim.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These were the living creatures I had seen beneath the God of Israel by the Chebar Canal, and I recognized that they were cherubim.

American Standard Version
This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river Chebar; and I knew that they were cherubim.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
This is the Living Creature that I saw under the God of Israel on River Kebar, and I knew that they were the Cherubim

Brenton Septuagint Translation
This is the living creature which I saw under the God of Israel by the river of Chobar; and I knew that they were cherubs.

Contemporary English Version
I knew for sure that these were the same creatures I had seen beneath the LORD's glory near the Chebar River.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This is the living creature, which I saw under the God of Israel by the river Chobar: and I understood that they were cherubims.

English Revised Version
This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river Chebar; and I knew that they were cherubim.

Good News Translation
I recognized them as the same creatures which I had seen beneath the God of Israel at the Chebar River.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These are the living creatures that I saw under the God of Israel at the Chebar River. I realized that they were angels.

International Standard Version
These were the living beings that I had seen under the God of Israel on the bank of the Chebar River. I knew that they were cherubim.

JPS Tanakh 1917
This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river Chebar; and I knew that they were cherubim.

Literal Standard Version
It [is] the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river Chebar, and I know that they are cherubim.

NET Bible
These were the living creatures which I saw at the Kebar River underneath the God of Israel; I knew that they were cherubim.

New Heart English Bible
These were the living creatures that I saw under the God of Israel by the river Chebar; and I knew that they were cherubim.

World English Bible
This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river Chebar; and I knew that they were cherubim.

Young's Literal Translation
It is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river Chebar, and I know that they are cherubs.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Glory Exits the Temple
19As I watched, the cherubim lifted their wings and rose up from the ground, with the wheels beside them as they went. And they stopped at the entrance of the east gate of the house of the LORD, with the glory of the God of Israel above them. 20These were the living creatures I had seen beneath the God of Israel by the River Kebar, and I knew that they were cherubim. 21Each had four faces and four wings, with what looked like human hands under their wings.…

Cross References
Ezekiel 1:1
In the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was among the exiles by the River Kebar, the heavens opened and I saw visions of God.

Ezekiel 1:5
and within it was the form of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: They had a human form,

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

Ezekiel 10:15
Then the cherubim rose upward. These were the living creatures I had seen by the River Kebar.

Ezekiel 43:3
The vision I saw was like the vision I had seen when He came to destroy the city and like the visions I had seen by the River Kebar. I fell facedown,


Treasury of Scripture

This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river of Chebar; and I knew that they were the cherubim.

the living

Ezekiel 10:15
And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar.

Ezekiel 1:22-28
And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above…

Ezekiel 3:23
Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.

the river

Ezekiel 1:1
Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.

and I

1 Kings 6:29-35
And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved figures of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, within and without…

1 Kings 7:36
For on the plates of the ledges thereof, and on the borders thereof, he graved cherubims, lions, and palm trees, according to the proportion of every one, and additions round about.









Verse 20. - Once more the prophet asserts, with fresh emphasis, the identity of the two visions which it had been given him to see. Now, as it were, he understands why the first vision was seen as coming from the north. He does not tell us whether the journey of which he saw the beginning was to end. For the present there was a halt, as we learn from Ezekiel 11:23, "over the midst of the city." Even when the vision ended, it had not gone further than the Mount of Olives. We may conjecture, however, that he thought of its goal as that more sacred region of the heavens in which it had at first manifested itself (see note on Ezekiel 1:4). It was, at any rate, no longer in the temple. The banks of Chebar or any other place might become, as Bethel had been to Jacob (Genesis 28:17), as "the house of God" and "the gate of heaven."



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
These
הִ֣יא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

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

I had seen
רָאִ֛יתִי (rā·’î·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7200: To see

beneath
תַּ֥חַת (ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

the God
אֱלֹהֵֽי־ (’ĕ·lō·hê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

by the River
בִּֽנְהַר־ (bin·har-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5104: A stream, prosperity

Kebar,
כְּבָ֑ר (kə·ḇār)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3529: Chebar -- a river of Babylon

and I knew
וָאֵדַ֕ע (wā·’ê·ḏa‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3045: To know

that
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they
הֵֽמָּה׃ (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

were cherubim.
כְרוּבִ֖ים (ḵə·rū·ḇîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3742: Probably an order of angelic beings


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