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Ezekiel 1:9

    Ezekiel 1:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They went without turning, every one went straight forward.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 1:9

    Their wings were joined one to another - When their wings were extended, they formed a sort of canopy level with their own heads or shoulders; and on this canopy was the throne, and the "likeness of the man" upon it, Ezekiel 1:26.

    They turned not when they went - The wings did not flap in flying, or move in the manner of oars, or of the hands of a man in swimming, in order to their passing through the air; as they glided in reference to their feet, so they soared in reference to their wings.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 1:9

    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."

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 1:9

    1:9 Their wings - The wings of the two cherubim which went foremost, and the wings of the two hindermost, were joined together when they moved. Went - This explains the former words, assuring us, that every one of those living creatures are ready, and unwearied in doing the pleasure of their Creator.