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

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

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

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Every one had four faces - There were four several figures of these living creatures, and each of these figures had four distinct faces: but as the face of the man was that which was presented to the prophet's view, so that he saw it more plainly than any of the others; hence it is said, Ezekiel 1:5, that each of these figures had the likeness of a man; and the whole of this compound image bore a general resemblance to the human figure.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And every one had four faces. These living creatures were probably hieroglyphical representations of the holy angel, the attendants on `the King of Glory,' and the ministers of his providence. They were four, apparently to denote that they were employed in the four corners of the world; and they had the likeness of a man, to signify that they were intelligent and rational creatures.

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...

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

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 cherubim shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings...

1 Kings 6:24-27 And five cubits was the one wing of the cherub, and five cubits the other wing of the cherub...

Isaiah 6:2 Above it stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet...

God's Providence
"Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces. The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel. When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went. As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 54: 1908

This State of Prayer not one of Idleness, but of Noble Action, Wrought by the Spirit of God, and in Dependence Upon Him --The Communication Of
Some people, hearing of the prayer of silence, have wrongly imagined that the soul remains inactive, lifeless, and without movement. But the truth is, that its action is more noble and more extensive than it ever was before it entered this degree, since it is moved by God Himself, and acted upon by His Spirit. St Paul desires that we should be led by the Spirit of God (Rom. viii. 14). I do not say that there must be no action, but that we must act in dependence upon the divine movement. This
Jeanne Marie Bouvières—A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents

Covenanting Enforced by the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals.
To declare emphatically that the people of God are a covenant people, various signs were in sovereignty vouchsafed. The lights in the firmament of heaven were appointed to be for signs, affording direction to the mariner, the husbandman, and others. Miracles wrought on memorable occasions, were constituted signs or tokens of God's universal government. The gracious grant of covenant signs was made in order to proclaim the truth of the existence of God's covenant with his people, to urge the performance
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

An Advance Step in the Royal Programme
(Revelation, Chapters iv. and v.) "We are watching, we are waiting, For the bright prophetic day; When the shadows, weary shadows, From the world shall roll away. "We are watching, we are waiting, For the star that brings the day; When the night of sin shall vanish, And the shadows melt away. "We are watching, we are waiting, For the beauteous King of day; For the chiefest of ten thousand, For the Light, the Truth, the Way. "We are waiting for the morning, When the beauteous day is dawning, We are
by S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation

Cross References
Ezekiel 1:10
Their faces looked like this: Each of the four had the face of a human being, and on the right side each had the face of a lion, and on the left the face of an ox; each also had the face of an eagle.

Ezekiel 1:23
Under the vault their wings were stretched out one toward the other, and each had two wings covering its body.

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

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

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