|New International Version (© 2011)|
Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes all around.
King James Bible
As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.
American Standard Version
As for their rims, they were high and dreadful; and they four had their rims full of eyes round about.
Young's Literal Translation
As to their rings, they are both high and fearful, and their rings are full of eyes round about them four.
Ezekiel 1:18 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As for their rings - The strakes which form the rim or periphery.
They were dreadful - They were exceedingly great in their diameter, so that it was tremendous to look from the part that touched the ground to that which was opposite above.
Were full of eyes - Does not this refer to the appearance of nails keeping on the spokes, or strakes or bands upon the rim?
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they were so
Job 37:22-24 Fair weather comes out of the north: with God is terrible majesty...
Psalm 77:16-19 The waters saw you, O God, the waters saw you; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled...
Psalm 97:2-5 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne...
Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
rings. or, stakes
Ezekiel 10:12 And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about...
Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
Zechariah 4:10 For who has despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice...
Revelation 4:6,8 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like to crystal: and in the middle of the throne, and round about the throne...
Ezekiel 1:18 Parallel CommentariesAwesome Dreadful Edges Eyes Fearful Four Full High Lofty Rims Rings Round Spokes WheelsAwesome Dreadful Edges Eyes Fearful Four Full High Lofty Rims Rings Round Spokes WheelsTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Revelation 4:6 Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back.
Revelation 4:8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: "'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,' who was, and is, and is to come."
Ezekiel 10:12 Their entire bodies, including their backs, their hands and their wings, were completely full of eyes, as were their four wheels.