Ezekiel 1:9
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New American Standard Bible
their wings touched one another; their faces did not turn when they moved, each 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.

Darby 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.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Two of the wings were in the act of flying, so stretched out that the extremity of each touched a wing of a neighboring living creature, similarly stretched out. This was only when they were in motion. See Ezekiel 1:24.

They went every one straight forward - The four together formed a square, and never altered their relative position. From each side two faces looked straight out, one at each corner - and so all moved together toward any of the four quarters, toward which each one had one of its four faces directed; in whatsoever direction the whole moved the four might be said all to go "straight forward."

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'Deliver us from Evil'
'But deliver us from evil.'--MATT. vi. 13. The two halves of this prayer are like a calm sky with stars shining silently in its steadfast blue, and a troubled earth beneath, where storms sweep, and changes come, and tears are ever being shed. The one is so tranquil, the other so full of woe and want. What a dark picture of human conditions lies beneath the petitions of this second half! Hunger and sin and temptation, and wider still, that tragic word which includes them all--evil. Forgiveness and
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

How Subjects and Prelates are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 5.) Differently to be admonished are subjects and prelates: the former that subjection crush them not, the latter that superior place elate them not: the former that they fail not to fulfil what is commanded them, the latter that they command not more to be fulfilled than is just: the former that they submit humbly, the latter that they preside temperately. For this, which may be understood also figuratively, is said to the former, Children, obey your parents in the Lord: but to
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
Ezekiel 1:12
And each went straight forward; wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go, without turning as they went.

Ezekiel 1:17
Whenever they moved, they moved in any of their four directions without turning as they moved.

Ezekiel 10:22
As for the likeness of their faces, they were the same faces whose appearance I had seen by the river Chebar. Each one went straight ahead.

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