Ezekiel 1:12
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New International Version
Each one went straight ahead. Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, without turning as they went.

New Living Translation
They went in whatever direction the spirit chose, and they moved straight forward in any direction without turning around.

English Standard Version
And each went straight forward. Wherever the spirit would go, they went, without turning as they went.

New American Standard Bible
And each went straight forward; wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go, without turning as they went.

King James Bible
And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Each creature went straight ahead. Wherever the Spirit wanted to go, they went without turning as they moved.

International Standard Version
Each moved in straight directions. Wherever they decided to go, they went without turning themselves.

NET Bible
Each moved straight ahead--wherever the spirit would go, they would go, without turning as they went.

New Heart English Bible
Each one went straight forward: where the spirit would go, they went; they didn't turn when they went.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Each of the creatures went straight ahead. They went wherever their spirit wanted to go, and they didn't turn as they moved.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they went every one straight forward; whither the spirit was to go, they went; they turned not when they went.

New American Standard 1977
And each went straight forward; wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go, without turning as they went.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they went each one straight forward in the direction they were facing: wherever the Spirit directed them to go, they went; and they did not return when they went.

King James 2000 Bible
And they went each one straight forward: wherever the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.

American King James Version
And they went every one straight forward: where the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.

American Standard Version
And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; they turned not when they went.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And every one of them went straight forward: whither the impulse of the spirit was to go, thither they went: and they turned not when they went.

Darby Bible Translation
And they went every one straight forward: whither the Spirit was to go, they went; they turned not when they went.

English Revised Version
And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; they turned not when they went.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.

World English Bible
Each one went straight forward: where the spirit was to go, they went; they didn't turn when they went.

Young's Literal Translation
And each straight forward they go, whither the spirit is to go, they go, they turn not round in their going.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
Vision of Four Cherubim
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. 13In the midst of the living beings there was something that looked like burning coals of fire, like torches darting back and forth among the living beings. The fire was bright, and lightning was flashing from the fire.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 1:9
their wings touched one another; their faces did not turn when they moved, each went straight forward.

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

Ezekiel 1:20
Wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go in that direction. And the wheels rose close beside them; for the spirit of the living beings was in the wheels.
Treasury of Scripture

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