Ezekiel 1:8
New International Version
Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. All four of them had faces and wings,

New Living Translation
Under each of their four wings I could see human hands. So each of the four beings had four faces and four wings.

English Standard Version
Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. And the four had their faces and their wings thus:

Berean Study Bible
Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. All four of them had faces and wings,

New American Standard Bible
Under their wings on their four sides were human hands. As for the faces and wings of the four of them,

King James Bible
And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.

Christian Standard Bible
They had human hands under their wings on their four sides. All four of them had faces and wings.

Contemporary English Version
Under each of their wings, these creatures had a human hand.

Good News Translation
In addition to their four faces and four wings, they each had four human hands, one under each wing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They had human hands under their wings on their four sides. All four of them had faces and wings.

International Standard Version
From under their wings there were human hands on their four sides. Now as to their four faces and four pairs of wings,

NET Bible
They had human hands under their wings on their four sides. As for the faces and wings of the four of them,

New Heart English Bible
They had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and the four of them had their faces and their wings thus:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They had human hands under their wings on each of their four sides. All four of them had faces and wings.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and as for the faces and wings of them four,

New American Standard 1977
Under their wings on their four sides were human hands. As for the faces and wings of the four of them,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and their faces and their wings on all four sides.

King James 2000 Bible
And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and the four had their faces and their wings.

American King James Version
And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.

American Standard Version
And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings thus :

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides: and they bad faces, and wings on the four sides,

Darby Bible Translation
And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings:

English Revised Version
And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides: and they four had their faces and their wings thus;

Webster's Bible Translation
And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.

World English Bible
They had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and the four of them had their faces and their wings [thus]:

Young's Literal Translation
and hands of man under their wings -- on their four sides, and their faces and their wings -- are to them four;
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The Four Living Creatures
7Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the hooves of a calf, gleaming like polished bronze. 8Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. All four of them had faces and wings, 9and their wings were touching one another. They did not turn as they moved; each one went straight ahead.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 1:17
As they moved, they went in any of the four directions, without pivoting as they moved.

Ezekiel 10:8
(The cherubim appeared to have the form of human hands under their wings.)

Ezekiel 10:11
When they moved, they would go in any of the four directions, without turning as they moved. But wherever the head faced, they would go in that direction, without turning as they went.

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

Treasury of Scripture

And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.

Ezekiel 8:3 And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of my …

Ezekiel 10:2,7,8,18,21 And he spoke to the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in between …

Isaiah 6:6 Then flew one of the seraphim to me, having a live coal in his hand, …







Lexicon
Under
מִתַּ֙חַת֙ (mit·ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition-m
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

their wings
כַּנְפֵיהֶ֔ם (kan·p̄ê·hem)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3671: An edge, extremity, a wing, a flap, a quarter, a pinnacle

on
עַ֖ל (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

their four
אַרְבַּ֣עַת (’ar·ba·‘aṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 702: Four

sides
רִבְעֵיהֶ֑ם (riḇ·‘ê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7253: Fourth part, four sides

they had human
אָדָ֗ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

hands.
וִידֵ֣י (wî·ḏê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - fdc
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

All four
לְאַרְבַּעְתָּֽם׃ (lə·’ar·ba‘·tām)
Preposition-l | Number - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 702: Four

of them had faces
וּפְנֵיהֶ֥ם (ū·p̄ə·nê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

and wings,
וְכַנְפֵיהֶ֖ם (wə·ḵan·p̄ê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3671: An edge, extremity, a wing, a flap, a quarter, a pinnacle
(8) The hands of a man.--Implying, of course, also human arms. This particular adds to the generally human appearance of the cherubim, yet we must understand (see Ezekiel 1:11) that there were four hands corresponding to the wings for each cherub. These hands were "under their wings on their four sides." Hence the wings must have been attached at the shoulder. The repetition, "they four had their faces and their wings," is for the sake of emphasis and distinctness.

Verse 8. - They had the hands of a man, etc. The prophet seems to describe each detail in the order in which it presented itself to him. What he next sees is that each of the four forms has two hands on each of its four sides. Nothing could supersede that symbol of activity and strength. 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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