||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.
||In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's
||The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the
land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.
||And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a
fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the
colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
||Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was
their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.
||And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.
||And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a
calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.
||And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four
had their faces and their wings.
||Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went
every one straight forward.
||As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a
lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four
also had the face of an eagle.
||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.
||And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and
they turned not when they went.
||As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals
of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures;
and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
||And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
||Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living
creatures, with his four faces.
||The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and
they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in
the middle of a wheel.
||When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went.
||As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were
full of eyes round about them four.
||And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living
creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
||Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the
wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the
||When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were
lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of
the living creature was in the wheels.
||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.
||And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one
had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side,
||And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters,
as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they
stood, they let down their wings.
||And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood,
and had let down their wings.
||And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the
appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as
the appearance of a man above upon it.
||And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it,
from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even
downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.
||As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the
appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the
glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that
||And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.
||And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I
heard him that spake unto me.
||And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a
rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed
against me, even unto this very day.
||For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou
shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD.
||And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a
rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.
||And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though
briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of
their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
||And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will
forbear: for they are most rebellious.
||But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that
rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee.
||And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was
||And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and there was
written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.
||Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go
speak unto the house of Israel.
||So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.
||And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this
roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
||And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with
my words unto them.
||For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to
the house of Israel;
||Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst
not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.
||But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me:
for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.
||Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong
against their foreheads.
||As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be
dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
||Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee
receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.
||And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak
unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they
||Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying,
Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place.
||I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another,
and the noise of the wheels over against them, and a noise of a great rushing.
||So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of
my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.
||Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar,
and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days.
||And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the LORD came unto me,
||Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the
word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
||When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning,
nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man
shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
||Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked
way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
||Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and
I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning,
he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered;
but his blood will I require at thine hand.
||Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth
not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.
||And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into
the plain, and I will there talk with thee.
||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.
||Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and spake with me, and said
unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine house.
||But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee
with them, and thou shalt not go out among them:
||And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb,
and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house.
||But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus
saith the Lord GOD; He that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him
forbear: for they are a rebellious house.
||Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and pourtray upon it
the city, even Jerusalem:
||And lay siege against it, and build a fort against it, and cast a mount against it;
set the camp also against it, and set battering rams against it round about.
||Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between thee
and the city: and set thy face against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay
siege against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.
||Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it:
according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their
||For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the
days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of
||And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear
the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.
||Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and thine arm shall
be uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against it.
||And, behold, I will lay bands upon thee, and thou shalt not turn thee from one side to
another, till thou hast ended the days of thy siege.
||Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and
fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, according to the number
of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and ninety days shalt thou
||And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time
to time shalt thou eat it.
||Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the sixth part of an hin: from time to time
shalt thou drink.
||And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh
out of man, in their sight.
||And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread
among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them.
||Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul hath not been polluted: for from my youth up
even till now have I not eaten of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces;
neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth.
||Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt
prepare thy bread therewith.
||Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in
Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with care; and they shall drink water
by measure, and with astonishment:
||That they may want bread and water, and be astonied one with another, and consume away
for their iniquity.
||And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a barber's razor, and cause
it to pass upon thine head and upon thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh, and
divide the hair.
||Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the
siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife:
and a third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them.
||Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind them in thy skirts.
||Then take of them again, and cast them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in
the fire; for thereof shall a fire come forth into all the house of Israel.
||Thus saith the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations
and countries that are round about her.
||And she hath changed my judgments into wickedness more than the nations, and my
statutes more than the countries that are round about her: for they have refused my
judgments and my statutes, they have not walked in them.
||Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye multiplied more than the nations that
are round about you, and have not walked in my statutes, neither have kept my judgments,
neither have done according to the judgments of the nations that are round about you;
||Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will
execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations.
||And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more
the like, because of all thine abominations.
||Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat
their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I
scatter into all the winds.
||Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD; Surely, because thou hast defiled my
sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will
I also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity.
||A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be
consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee;
and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after
||Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and
I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the LORD have spoken it in my zeal, when I
have accomplished my fury in them.
||Moreover I will make thee waste, and a reproach among the nations that are round about
thee, in the sight of all that pass by.
||So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and an astonishment unto the
nations that are round about thee, when I shall execute judgments in thee in anger and in
fury and in furious rebukes. I the LORD have spoken it.
||When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine, which shall be for their
destruction, and which I will send to destroy you: and I will increase the famine upon
you, and will break your staff of bread:
||So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee: and
pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the
LORD have spoken it.
||And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
||Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them,
||And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord
GOD to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, I, even
I, will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places.
||And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: and I will cast
down your slain men before your idols.
||And I will lay the dead carcases of the children of Israel before their idols; and I
will scatter your bones round about your altars.
||In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall
be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be
broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished.
||And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
||Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some that shall escape the sword among
the nations, when ye shall be scattered through the countries.
||And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be
carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from
me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall lothe
themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.
||And they shall know that I am the LORD, and that I have not said in vain that I would
do this evil unto them.
||Thus saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas
for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by
the famine, and by the pestilence.
||He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that is near shall fall by the
sword; and he that remaineth and is besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I
accomplish my fury upon them.
||Then shall ye know that I am the LORD, when their slain men shall be among their idols
round about their altars, upon every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and
under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where they did offer sweet
savour to all their idols.
||So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land desolate, yea, more
desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath, in all their habitations: and they shall know
that I am the LORD.
||Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
||Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD unto the land of Israel; An end, the
end is come upon the four corners of the land.
||Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge
thee according to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations.
||And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy
ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know
that I am the LORD.
||Thus saith the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come.
||An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come.
||The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land: the time is come, the
day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains.
||Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish mine anger upon thee:
and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine
||And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee
according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall
know that I am the LORD that smiteth.
||Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed,
pride hath budded.
||Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their
multitude, nor of any of their's: neither shall there be wailing for them.
||The time is come, the day draweth near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller
mourn: for wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
||For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they were yet alive:
for the vision is touching the whole multitude thereof, which shall not return; neither
shall any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life.
||They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goeth to the battle: for
my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
||The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the
field shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall
||But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of
the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.
||All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.
||They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame
shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads.
||They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their
silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the
LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the
stumblingblock of their iniquity.
||As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of
their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far
||And I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of
the earth for a spoil; and they shall pollute it.
||My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for the
robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.
||Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence.
||Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses:
I will also make the pomp of the strong to cease; and their holy places shall be defiled.
||Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.
||Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall they
seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from
||The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands
of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and
according to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
||And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the
month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the
Lord GOD fell there upon me.
||Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his
loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of
brightness, as the colour of amber.
||And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the
spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God
to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the
seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy.
||And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I
saw in the plain.
||Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So
I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the
altar this image of jealousy in the entry.
||He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great
abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my
sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.
||And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the
||Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the
wall, behold a door.
||And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here.
||So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts,
and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about.
||And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in
the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his
hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up.
||Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of
Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, the LORD
seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth.
||He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations
that they do.
||Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD's house which was toward the
north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.
||Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou
shalt see greater abominations than these.
||And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD's house, and, behold, at the door
of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty
men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and
they worshipped the sun toward the east.
||Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the
house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have
filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put
the branch to their nose.
||Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have
pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.
||He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over
the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand.
||And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the
north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed
with linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the
||And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to
the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the
writer's inkhorn by his side;
||And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of
Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the
abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
||And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and
smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:
||Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not
near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the
ancient men which were before the house.
||And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye
forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city.
||And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my
face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy
pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?
||Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding
great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The
LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not.
||And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will
recompense their way upon their head.
||And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported
the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me.
||Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims
there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of
||And he spake unto the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in between the wheels, even
under the cherub, and fill thine hand with coals of fire from between the cherubims, and
scatter them over the city. And he went in in my sight.
||Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the house, when the man went in; and the
cloud filled the inner court.
||Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of
the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the
brightness of the LORD's glory.
||And the sound of the cherubims' wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice
of the Almighty God when he speaketh.
||And it came to pass, that when he had commanded the man clothed with linen, saying,
Take fire from between the wheels, from between the cherubims; then he went in, and stood
beside the wheels.
||And one cherub stretched forth his hand from between the cherubims unto the fire that
was between the cherubims, and took thereof, and put it into the hands of him that was
clothed with linen: who took it, and went out.
||And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man's hand under their wings.
||And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub,
and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of
a beryl stone.
||And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in
the midst of a wheel.
||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.
||And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the
wheels, were full of eyes round about, even the wheels that they four had.
||As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O wheel.
||And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second
face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of
||And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature that I saw by the river
||And when the cherubims went, the wheels went by them: and when the cherubims lifted up
their wings to mount up from the earth, the same wheels also turned not from beside them.
||When they stood, these stood; and when they were lifted up, these lifted up themselves
also: for the spirit of the living creature was in them.
||Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of the house, and stood
over the cherubims.
||And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight:
when they went out, the wheels also were beside them, and every one stood at the door of
the east gate of the LORD's house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.
||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.
||Every one had four faces apiece, and every one four wings; and the likeness of the
hands of a man was under their wings.
||And the likeness of their faces was the same faces which I saw by the river of Chebar,
their appearances and themselves: they went every one straight forward.