Ezekiel 1:11
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New International Version
Such were their faces. They each had two wings spreading out upward, each wing touching that of the creature on either side; and each had two other wings covering its body.

New Living Translation
Each had two pairs of outstretched wings--one pair stretched out to touch the wings of the living beings on either side of it, and the other pair covered its body.

English Standard Version
Such were their faces. And their wings were spread out above. Each creature had two wings, each of which touched the wing of another, while two covered their bodies.

New American Standard Bible
Such were their faces. Their wings were spread out above; each had two touching another being, and two covering their bodies.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
That is what their faces were like. Their wings were spread upward; each had two wings touching that of another and two wings covering its body.

International Standard Version
That's what their faces were like. Their wings spread out above and around them, one pair overlapping another, with one pair covering themselves.

NET Bible
Their wings were spread out above them; each had two wings touching the wings of one of the other beings on either side and two wings covering their bodies.

New Heart English Bible
Such were their faces. Their wings were spread out above. Two wings of each one touched another, and two covered their bodies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is what their faces looked like. Their wings were spread out, pointing upward. Each creature had two wings with which they touched each other. The other two wings covered their bodies.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
Such were their faces. Their wings were spread out above; each had two touching another being, and two covering their bodies.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus were their faces; and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of each one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.

King James 2000 Bible
Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of each one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
And their faces and their wings were separate above; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And their faces, and their wings were stretched upward: two wings of every one were joined, and two covered their bodies:

Darby Bible Translation
And their faces and their wings were parted above; two [wings] of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.

English Revised Version
And their faces and their wings were separate above; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
Such were their faces. Their wings were spread out above. Two wings of each one touched another, and two covered their bodies.

Young's Literal Translation
And their faces and their wings are separate from above, to each are two joining together, and two are covering their bodies.
Study Bible
Vision of Four Cherubim
10As for the form of their faces, each had the face of a man; all four had the face of a lion on the right and the face of a bull on the left, and all four had the face of an eagle. 11Such were their faces. Their wings were spread out above; each had two touching another being, and two covering their bodies. 12And each went straight forward; wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go, without turning as they went.…
Cross References
Isaiah 6:2
Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.

Ezekiel 1:23
Under the expanse their wings were stretched out straight, one toward the other; each one also had two wings covering its body on the one side and on the other.
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(11) Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward.--Rather, and their wings and their faces were separated above. The word never has the sense of stretched, but always that of separated or divided, as given in the margin. Each cherub was essentially one creature, and yet (not Janus-like, with four faces upon one head) their heads and their wings were separated above, and when they were in flight the two lifted wings touched on either side the wing of the next cherub, while two were used to veil their bodies. There is much of emphatic repetition throughout the description.

Verse 11. - Thus were their faces: and, etc.; better, with Revised Version, and their faces and their wings were separate above; i.e. were stretched upward, touching the neighbouring wings at the tip, and so "joined," while the other two covered the bodies and were never stretched (comp. Isaiah 6:2). Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward,.... The former clause, "thus were their faces", either belongs to Ezekiel 1:10; and the meaning is, this, as now represented, was the likeness of their faces, and this the position of them: or it may be read in connection with the following clause, and be rendered, "and their faces and their wings were stretched upwards"; as they are in the Chaldee paraphrase, the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Arabic versions: "their faces were stretched upwards", showing that the ministers of the Gospel look up to Christ for fresh supplies of gifts and grace, of light, knowledge, wisdom, and strength, to enable them to perform their work: "and their wings were stretched upwards", that is, two of them; not four, as the Arabic version has it; for two covered their bodies, as is after said. Those that were stretched upwards answer to the two with which Isaiah's seraphim flew; for these were, as in the original text, "parted upwards" (p); though they were joined together at the bottom of them, as in Ezekiel 1:9; yet being spread in flying, they opened wider and wider, and were at a greater distance from each other in their extreme points. This may design the agility, swiftness, and readiness of ministers in the performance of their work;

two wings of everyone were joined one to another: with which they, covered their heads and faces, as did Isaiah's seraphim, as conscious of their unworthiness and infirmities; looking upon themselves to be less than the least of all saints, unfit to be ministers of the Gospel; acknowledging they have nothing but what they have received and therefore would not glory as though they had not received, and as ashamed of their poor performances and ministrations;

and two covered their bodies; their lower and secret parts called their feet in Isaiah; which however to others beautiful upon the mountains, running and bringing the good news of peace, righteousness, and salvation by Christ; yet sensible of their deficiencies, they cover them, and confess, when they have done all they can, they are but unprofitable servants; from hence it appears that these living creatures had six wings, as the seraphim in Isaiah, and the four beasts in John's vision.

(p) "disjunctae", Montanus; "divisae", Calvin, Starckius. So Ben Melech. 11. The tips of the two outstretched wings reached to one another, while the other two, in token of humble awe, formed a veil for the lower parts of the body.

stretched upward—rather, "were parted from above" (compare Margin; see on [1016]Isa 6:2). The joining together of their wings above implies that, though the movements of Providence on earth may seem conflicting and confused, yet if one lift up his eyes to heaven, he will see that they admirably conspire towards the one end at last.1:1-14 It is a mercy to have the word of God brought to us, and a duty to attend to it diligently, when we are in affliction. The voice of God came in the fulness of light and power, by the Holy Spirit. These visions seem to have been sent to possess the prophet's mind with great and high thoughts of God. To strike terror upon sinners. To speak comfort to those that feared God, and humbled themselves. In ver. 4-14, is the first part of the vision, which represents God as attended and served by a vast company of angels, who are all his messengers, his ministers, doing his commandments. This vision would impress the mind with solemn awe and fear of the Divine displeasure, yet raise expectations of blessings. The fire is surrounded with a glory. Though we cannot by searching find out God to perfection, yet we see the brightness round about it. The likeness of the living creatures came out of the midst of the fire; angels derive their being and power from God. They have the understanding of a man, and far more. A lion excels in strength and boldness. An ox excels in diligence and patience, and unwearied discharge of the work he has to do. An eagle excels in quickness and piercing sight, and in soaring high; and the angels, who excel man in all these respects, put on these appearances. The angels have wings; and whatever business God sends them upon, they lose no time. They stood straight, and firm, and steady. They had not only wings for motion, but hands for action. Many persons are quick, who are not active; they hurry about, but do nothing to purpose; they have wings, but no hands. But wherever the angels' wings carried them, they carried hands with them, to be doing what duty required. Whatever service they went about, they went every one straight forward. When we go straight, we go forward; when we serve God with one heart, we perform work. They turned not when they went. They made no mistakes; and their work needed not to be gone over again. They turned not from their business to trifle with any thing. They went whithersoever the Spirit of God would have them go. The prophet saw these living creatures by their own light, for their appearance was like burning coals of fire; they are seraphim, or burners; denoting the ardour of their love to God, and fervent zeal in his service. We may learn profitable lessons from subjects we cannot fully enter into or understand. But let us attend to the things which relate to our peace and duty, and leave secret things to the Lord, to whom alone they belong.
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