New Living Translation
The beings could move in any of the four directions they faced, without turning as they moved.
King James Bible
When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went.
Darby Bible Translation
When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned not when they went.
World English Bible
When they went, they went in their four directions: they didn't turn when they went.
Young's Literal Translation
On their four sides, in their going they go, they turn not round in their going.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:17 They - The wheels. Four sides - The wheels being supposed round every way as a globe, by an exact framing of two wheels one in the other; the four semi - circles which are in two whole wheels, may be well taken for these four sides on which these wheels move, and such a wheel will readily be turned to all points of the compass. Returned not - They returned not 'till they came to their journey's end; nothing could divert them, or put them out of their course. So firm and sure are the methods, so unalterable and constant the purposes of God, and so invariable the obedience and observance of holy angels. So subject to the sovereign will of God are all second causes.
LibraryA Sight of the Crowned Christ
(Revelation, Chapter i.) "Since mine eyes were fixed on Jesus, I've lost sight of all beside, So enchained my spirit's vision, Looking at the Crucified." "The Lord Christ passed my humble cot: I knew him, yet I knew him not; But as I oft had done before, I hurried through my narrow door To touch His garment's hem. "He drew me to a place apart From curious crowd and noisy mart; And as I sat there at His feet I caught the thrill of His heart-beat Beyond His garment's hem. "Rare was the bread He broke …
by S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation
Agency of Evil Spirits
The Unseen Watcher
Appendix v. Rabbinic Theology and Literature
Under each of their four wings I could see human hands. So each of the four beings had four faces and four wings.
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.
They went in whatever direction the spirit chose, and they moved straight forward in any direction without turning around.
The cherubim could move in any of the four directions they faced, without turning as they moved. They went straight in the direction they faced, never turning aside.
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