Ezekiel 1:12
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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.

Darby Bible Translation
And they went every one straight forward: whither the Spirit was to go, they went; 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.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The "chariot," though composed of distinct parts, was to be considered as a whole. There was one spirit expressive of one conscious life pervading the whole, and guiding the motions of the whole in perfect harmony.

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'Deliver us from Evil'
'But deliver us from evil.'--MATT. vi. 13. The two halves of this prayer are like a calm sky with stars shining silently in its steadfast blue, and a troubled earth beneath, where storms sweep, and changes come, and tears are ever being shed. The one is so tranquil, the other so full of woe and want. What a dark picture of human conditions lies beneath the petitions of this second half! Hunger and sin and temptation, and wider still, that tragic word which includes them all--evil. Forgiveness and
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

How Subjects and Prelates are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 5.) Differently to be admonished are subjects and prelates: the former that subjection crush them not, the latter that superior place elate them not: the former that they fail not to fulfil what is commanded them, the latter that they command not more to be fulfilled than is just: the former that they submit humbly, the latter that they preside temperately. For this, which may be understood also figuratively, is said to the former, Children, obey your parents in the Lord: but to
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

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.

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