Ezekiel 1:6
New International Version
but each of them had four faces and four wings.

New Living Translation
except that each had four faces and four wings.

English Standard Version
but each had four faces, and each of them had four wings.

Berean Study Bible
but each had four faces and four wings.

New American Standard Bible
Each of them had four faces and four wings.

King James Bible
And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.

Christian Standard Bible
but each of them had four faces and four wings.

Contemporary English Version
except that each one had four faces and four wings.

Good News Translation
but each of them had four faces and four wings.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but each of them had four faces and four wings.

International Standard Version
except that they each had four faces, four pairs of wings,

NET Bible
but each had four faces and four wings.

New Heart English Bible
And each one had four faces, and each one of them had four wings.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
but each of them had four faces and four wings.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And every one had four faces, and every one of them had four wings.

New American Standard 1977
Each of them had four faces and four wings.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And each one had four faces, and four wings.

King James 2000 Bible
And each one had four faces, and each one had four wings.

American King James Version
And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.

American Standard Version
And every one had four faces, and every one of them had four wings.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And each one had four faces, and each one had four wings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Every one had four faces, and every one four wings.

Darby Bible Translation
And every one had four faces, and every one of them had four wings.

English Revised Version
And every one had four faces, and every one of them had four wings.

Webster's Bible Translation
And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.

World English Bible
Everyone had four faces, and each one of them had four wings.

Young's Literal Translation
and four faces are to each, and four wings are to each of them,
Study Bible
The Four Living Creatures
5and within it was the form of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: They had a human form, 6but each had four faces and four wings. 7Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the hooves of a calf, gleaming like polished bronze.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 1:10
The form of their faces was that of a man, and each of the four had the face of a lion on the right side, the face of an ox on the left side, and also the face of an eagle.

Ezekiel 1:23
And under the expanse, their wings stretched out toward one another. Each one also had two wings covering its body.

Ezekiel 10:14
Each of the cherubim had four faces: the first face was that of a cherub, the second that of a man, the third that of a lion, and the fourth that of an eagle.

Ezekiel 10:21
Each had four faces and four wings, with what looked like human hands under their wings.

Treasury of Scripture

And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.

And every one had four faces.

Ezekiel 1:10,15
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…

Ezekiel 10:10,14,21,22
And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel…

Revelation 4:7,8
And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle…

every one had four wings

Ezekiel 1:8-11
And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings…

Exodus 25:20
And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.

1 Kings 6:24-27
And five cubits was the one wing of the cherub, and five cubits the other wing of the cherub: from the uttermost part of the one wing unto the uttermost part of the other were ten cubits…







Lexicon
but each
לְאֶחָ֑ת (lə·’e·ḥāṯ)
Preposition-l | Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

had four
וְאַרְבָּעָ֥ה (wə·’ar·bā·‘āh)
Conjunctive waw | Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 702: Four

faces
פָנִ֖ים (p̄ā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

and four
וְאַרְבַּ֥ע (wə·’ar·ba‘)
Conjunctive waw | Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 702: Four

wings.
כְּנָפַ֖יִם (kə·nā·p̄a·yim)
Noun - fd
Strong's Hebrew 3671: An edge, extremity, a wing, a flap, a quarter, a pinnacle
(6) Four faces.--The cherubim, being merely symbolical figures, are variously represented. Those placed in the Tabernacle and in the Temple of Solomon appear to have had only a single face; those described in Ezekiel's vision of the Temple (Ezekiel 41:18-19) had two; the four living creatures of Revelation 4:7 were each different from the other: one like a man, one like a lion, one like an ox, and one like an eagle, and these four are combined here in each one of the cherubim (Ezekiel 1:10). Man is the head of the whole animal creation, the lion of wild beasts, the ox of the domestic animals, and the eagle of the birds.

Four wings.--In Revelation 4:8, six wings are mentioned, as also with the seraphim of Isaiah 6:2. The cherubim in Solomon's Temple had two (1Kings 6:27). In Ezekiel 10:21, as here, they have four. The number is plainly not important, though doubtless assigned to them with reference to the number of creatures, and of their faces, and of the wheels; but that they should have more than the normal number of two is here appropriate, partly to concur with the other indications of the fulness of their life and activity, and partly because (Ezekiel 1:11) two of them were used to express their reverence, as were four of those of the seraphim in Isaiah.

Verse 6. - We note the points of contrast with other like visions.

(1) In Isaiah 6:2 each seraph has six wings, as each "living creature" has in Revelation 4:8.

(2) In Revelation 4:7 the four heads are distributed, one to each of the "living creatures," while here each has four faces, and forms, as it were, a Janus quadrifrons. The wings are described more minutely in ver. 11. 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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