Ezekiel 10:5
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New International Version
The sound of the wings of the cherubim could be heard as far away as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when he speaks.

New Living Translation
The moving wings of the cherubim sounded like the voice of God Almighty and could be heard even in the outer courtyard.

English Standard Version
And the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard as far as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when he speaks.

Berean Study Bible
The sound of the wings of the cherubim could be heard as far as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when He speaks.

New American Standard Bible
Moreover, the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard as far as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when He speaks.

King James Bible
And the sound of the cherubims' wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh.

Christian Standard Bible
The sound of the cherubim's wings could be heard as far as the outer court; it was like the voice of God Almighty when he speaks.

Contemporary English Version
The sound of the creatures' wings was as loud as the voice of God All-Powerful and could even be heard in the outer courtyard.

Good News Translation
The noise made by the creatures' wings was heard even in the outer courtyard. It sounded like the voice of Almighty God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The sound of the cherubim's wings could be heard as far as the outer court; it was like the voice of God Almighty when He speaks.

International Standard Version
The sound of the wings of the cherubim, reminiscent of the voice of the Sovereign God when he speaks, could be heard as far as the outer court.

NET Bible
The sound of the wings of the cherubim could be heard from the outer court, like the sound of the sovereign God when he speaks.

New Heart English Bible
The sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of El Shaddai when he speaks.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The sound of the angels' wings was heard as far as the outer courtyard. It was like the sound of the Almighty God when he speaks.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of God Almighty when He speaketh.

New American Standard 1977
Moreover, the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard as far as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when He speaks.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the thunder of the cherubim's wings was heard even to the outer court as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaks.

King James 2000 Bible
And the sound of the cherubim's wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaks.

American King James Version
And the sound of the cherubims' wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaks.

American Standard Version
And the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of God Almighty when he speaketh.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the sound of the wings of the cherubims was heard even to the out- ward court as the voice of God Almighty speaking.

Darby Bible Translation
And the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh.

English Revised Version
And the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of God Almighty when he speaketh.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the sound of the cherubim's wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh.

World English Bible
The sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of God Almighty when he speaks.

Young's Literal Translation
And a noise of the wings of the cherubs hath been heard unto the outer court, as the voice of God -- the Mighty One -- in His speaking.
Study Bible
God's Glory Exits the Temple
4Then the glory of the LORD rose from above the cherubim and stood over the threshold of the temple. The temple was filled with the cloud, and the court was filled with the brightness of the glory of the LORD. 5The sound of the wings of the cherubim could be heard as far as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when He speaks. 6When the LORD commanded the man clothed in linen, saying, “Take fire from within the wheelwork, from among the cherubim,” the man went in and stood beside a wheel.…
Cross References
Revelation 10:3
Then he cried out in a loud voice like the roar of a lion. And when he cried out, the seven thunders sounded their voices.

Job 40:9
Do you have an arm like God's? Can you thunder with a voice like His?

Isaiah 6:8
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? Who will go for Us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"

Ezekiel 1:24
When the creatures moved, I heard the sound of their wings like the roar of many waters, like the voice of the Almighty, like the tumult of an army. When they stood still, they lowered their wings.

Ezekiel 10:6
When the LORD commanded the man clothed in linen, saying, "Take fire from within the wheelwork, from among the cherubim," the man went in and stood beside a wheel.

Ezekiel 40:17
Then he brought me into the outer court, and there were chambers and a pavement laid out all around the court. Thirty chambers faced the pavement,

Treasury of Scripture

And the sound of the cherubims' wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaks.

the sound

Ezekiel 1:24 And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise …

outer

Ezekiel 46:21 Then he brought me forth into the utter court, and caused me to pass …

1 Kings 7:9 All these were of costly stones, according to the measures of hewed …

2 Chronicles 4:9 Furthermore he made the court of the priests, and the great court, …

the voice

Ezekiel 20:18,19 But I said to their children in the wilderness, Walk you not in the …

Deuteronomy 4:12,13 And the LORD spoke to you out of the middle of the fire: you heard …

Job 37:2-5 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goes …

Job 40:9 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him?

Psalm 29:3-9 The voice of the LORD is on the waters: the God of glory thunders: …

Psalm 68:33 To him that rides on the heavens of heavens, which were of old; see, …

Psalm 77:17 The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: your arrows …

John 12:28,29 Father, glorify your name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, …

Hebrews 12:18,19 For you are not come to the mount that might be touched, and that …

Revelation 10:3,4 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars: and when he had …

(5) The sound of the cherubims' wings.--This sound indicates that the cherubim were already in motion, for when they stood they "let down their wings" (Ezekiel 1:24). They were now just on the eve of going away, and the movement was a great one, so that the sound was "heard even to the outer court" Throughout this chapter the s in cherubims is quite unnecessary, since cherubim is already the Hebrew plural of cherub.

Ezekiel 10:6-7 are not subsequent in time to Ezekiel 10:5, but are simply a more particular account, given parenthetically, of what had already been briefly mentioned in Ezekiel 10:2.

Ezekiel 10:8-17 are largely a repetition of the description of the vision in Ezekiel 1, but it is here given in parts, parenthetically, in connection with the progress of the narrative. The course of the narrative itself is as follows :--After the man in linen has gone out (Ezekiel 10:7), a command is issued, "O wheel." They were to set themselves in motion. Then (Ezekiel 10:15) they "were lifted up," and (Ezekiel 10:18-19) "the glory of the Lord departed" from the Temple, and "mounted up from the earth." The repetition of the description of Ezekiel 1 is by no means accidental, but serves partly to connect the various particulars with the course of the symbolic narrative, and mainly to emphasize the identity of the glory departing from the Temple with the Divine glory before seen. There are, however, several variations from the former description. Particularly in Ezekiel 10:12 (as in Revelation 4:6) there is mention of the abundance of eyes, a symbol of vigilance and activity, covering the whole body of the cherubim and the wheels. In Ezekiel 10:14, after saying that "every one had four faces," as in Ezekiel 1, the particular faces are described, but with this important variation :--the first is said to be "the face of a cherub," instead of "the face of an ox," as in Ezekiel 1; more exactly it is "the face of the cherub," since the Hebrew has the definite article. The reason of this variation and the meaning of "the face of the cherub" are both obscure. In Ezekiel 10:22 it is expressly said that their faces were the same as those seen by the Chebar; and again, in Ezekiel 10:15-20, the whole vision is described as the "living creature" seen by the Chebar. It is plain, therefore, that the variation is only in the description, and not in the thing described. The most natural solution of the difficulty in the text as it stands is that a cherub was ordinarily represented with the face of an ox. But there is no evidence of this, and it is not impossible that a slight error may have been introduced into the text. The Greek version did not contain the verse in the time of St. Jerome, and in its Roman form does not now. It was introduced into the Alexandrian copies from the later version of Theodotion, and Theodoret does not recognise it.

Verses 5, 6. - And the sound of the cherubim. The use of God Almighty (El Shaddai; comp. Exodus 6:3), the name of God as ruling over nature, while Jehovah expressed his covenant relationship to Israel, is, it may be noted, characteristic of the early stage of the religion of Israel (Genesis 17:1; Genesis 28:3; Genesis 43:14; Genesis 48:3). Shaddai alone appears eighty-one times in the Book of Job. Psalm 29. explains the voice of El Shaddai (though there it is "the voice of Jehovah") as meaning the roar of the thunder. The hands of the "living creatures," now recognized as cherubim, had been mentioned in Ezekiel 1:8, and it is one of those hands that gives the fire into the hands of the linen vested minister of wrath. The elemental forces of nature, of which the cherubim are, partly at least, the symbols, are working out the purposes of Jehovah. The two words translated wheels are different in the Hebrew. The first is singular and collective (galgal, the "whirling thing," used of the wheel of a war chariot, Ezekiel 23:24; Isaiah 5:28), and might well be translated "chariot" here. The second, that used in Ezekiel 1:15, 16, also in the singular, is applied to the single wheel of the four by which the angel, ministers stood. And the sound of the cherubim's wings was heard even to the outer court,.... Or outward court. The sound of the Gospel, which is a joyful sound; a sound of love, grace, and mercy; of life, liberty, peace, pardon, righteousness, and salvation by Christ; the sound of this in the swift ministry of the apostles, signified by the "cherubim's wings", went into all the earth, and throughout the whole Gentile world; by which many souls were quickened and enlightened; many churches were formed; and the glory of the Lord, being revealed, was seen by all flesh; and the whole world was filled with the brightness of the Lord's glory, as it will be again, and more abundantly, in the latter day: and this sound was

as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh; the Gospel is as thunder, which is the voice of God; and the ministers of it are "Boanergeses", "sons of thunder", Mark 3:17, it shakes the conscience; shows men their danger; and points at the Saviour: it is not the word of man, but in deed and in truth the word of God: it is the voice of Christ, who is the Almighty; and it appears to be so, by its powerful effects, when attended with a divine energy, in quickening dead sinners; enlightening dark minds; unstopping deaf ears; softening hard hearts; and turning men from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God; it is so when God speaks in it, and by it; when it comes not in word only, but in the Holy Ghost, and in power. 5. sound of … wings—prognostic of great and awful changes.

voice of … God—the thunder (Ps 29:3, etc.).10:1-7 The fire being taken from between the wheels, under the cherubim, ch. 1:13, seems to have signified the wrath of God to be executed upon Jerusalem. It intimated that the fire of Divine wrath, which kindles judgment upon a people, is just and holy; and in the great day, the earth, and all the works that are therein, will be burnt up.
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