Psalm 18:10
New International Version
He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind.

New Living Translation
Mounted on a mighty angelic being, he flew, soaring on the wings of the wind.

English Standard Version
He rode on a cherub and flew; he came swiftly on the wings of the wind.

Berean Study Bible
He mounted a cherub and flew; He soared on the wings of the wind.

New American Standard Bible
He rode upon a cherub and flew; And He sped upon the wings of the wind.

King James Bible
And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.

Christian Standard Bible
He rode on a cherub and flew, soaring on the wings of the wind.

Contemporary English Version
You rode on the backs of flying creatures and swooped down with the wind as wings.

Good News Translation
He flew swiftly on his winged creature; he traveled on the wings of the wind.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He rode on a cherub and flew, soaring on the wings of the wind.

International Standard Version
He rode upon a cherub and flew; he soared upon the wings of the wind.

NET Bible
He mounted a winged angel and flew; he glided on the wings of the wind.

New Heart English Bible
He rode on a cherub, and flew. Yes, he soared on the wings of the wind.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He rode upon Cherubim and flew; he flew upon the wings of the wind.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He rode on one of the angels as he flew, and he soared on the wings of the wind.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And He rode upon a cherub, and did fly; Yea, He did swoop down upon the wings of the wind.

New American Standard 1977
And He rode upon a cherub and flew; And He sped upon the wings of the wind.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he rode upon a cherub and flew: yea, he flew upon the wings of the wind.

King James 2000 Bible
And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.

American King James Version
And he rode on a cherub, and did fly: yes, he did fly on the wings of the wind.

American Standard Version
And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly; Yea, he soared upon the wings of the wind.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he mounted on cherubs and flew: he flew on the wings of winds.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he ascended upon the cherubim, and he flew; he flew upon the wings of the winds.

Darby Bible Translation
And he rode upon a cherub and did fly; yea, he flew fast upon the wings of the wind.

English Revised Version
And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly, yea, he flew swiftly upon the wings of the wind.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he rode upon a cherub, and flew; yes, he flew upon the wings of the wind.

World English Bible
He rode on a cherub, and flew. Yes, he soared on the wings of the wind.

Young's Literal Translation
And He rideth on a cherub, and doth fly, And He flieth on wings of wind.
Study Bible
The LORD is My Rock
9He parted the heavens and came down with dark clouds was under His feet. 10He mounted a cherub and flew; He soared on the wings of the wind. 11He made darkness His hiding place, and storm clouds a canopy around Him.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:11
As an eagle stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, He spread His wings to catch them; He carried them on His pinions.

Psalm 68:4
Sing to God! Sing praises to His name. Exalt the One who rides on the clouds--His name is the LORD--and rejoice before Him.

Psalm 68:33
to Him who rides upon the highest heavens of old; behold, His mighty voice resounds.

Psalm 80:1
Hear us, O Shepherd of Israel, who leads Joseph like a flock; You who sit enthroned between the cherubim, shine forth.

Psalm 99:1
The LORD reigns, let the nations tremble! He is enthroned above the cherubim. Let the earth quake.

Psalm 104:3
laying the beams of his chambers on the waters above, making the clouds His chariot, walking on the wings of the wind.

Isaiah 19:1
This is an oracle concerning Egypt: Behold, the LORD rides on a swift cloud; He is coming to Egypt. The idols of Egypt will tremble before Him, and the hearts of the Egyptians will melt within them.

Ezekiel 10:2
And the LORD said to the man clothed in linen, "Go inside the wheelwork beneath the cherubim. Fill your hands with burning coals from among the cherubim and scatter them over the city." And as I watched, he went in.

Ezekiel 10:18
Then the glory of the LORD moved away from over the threshold of the temple and stood above the cherubim.

Habakkuk 3:8
Were You angry at the rivers, O LORD? Was Your wrath against the streams? Did You rage against the sea when You rode on Your horses, on Your chariots of salvation?

Treasury of Scripture

And he rode on a cherub, and did fly: yes, he did fly on the wings of the wind.

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Psalm 99:1
The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.

2 Samuel 22:11,12
And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind…

Ezekiel 1:5-14
Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man…

he did fly

Psalm 104:3
Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:







Lexicon
He mounted
וַיִּרְכַּ֣ב (way·yir·kaḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7392: To ride, to place upon, to despatch

a cherub
כְּ֭רוּב (kə·rūḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3742: Probably an order of angelic beings

and flew;
וַיָּעֹ֑ף (way·yā·‘ōp̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5774: To fly, to faint

He soared
וַ֝יֵּ֗דֶא (way·yê·ḏe)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1675: To fly swiftly, dart through the air

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

the wings
כַּנְפֵי־ (kan·p̄ê-)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3671: An edge, extremity, a wing, a flap, a quarter, a pinnacle

of the wind.
רֽוּחַ׃ (rū·aḥ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit
(10) Cherub.--See Exodus 25:19. This passage alone would show how naturally the idea of winged attendants on the Divine Being grew out of the phenomena of cloud and storm. No doubt many features of the developed conception were derived from contact with Assyrian art, but for the poetry of this passage we have only to think of those giant pinions into which cloud so often shapes itself, this clause being in close parallelism with "wings of the wind." The variation in Samuel, "appeared" for "did fly," is, no doubt, a transcriber's error. For the picture we may compare Oceanus' approach in Prometheus Vinctus:--

"On the back of the quick-winged bird I glode,

And I bridled him in

With the will of a God."

MRS. BROWNING'S translation.

It has been, however, conjectured that for kher�b we should read rekh�b, "chariot," as in Psalm 104:3. Comp.

"And rushed forth on my chariot of wings manifold."--ibid.

Verse 10. - And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly. The imagery here transcends all experience, and scarcely admits of comment or explanation. God is represented as borne through the heavens, as he proceeds to execute his purposes, by the highest of his creatures, the cherubim. Elsewhere (Psalm 104:3) he sails through the sky supported on clouds. Yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind; rather, he sped swiftly (Kay). The verb used is different from that translated "did fly" in the preceding verse. It is applied elsewhere especially to the eagle (Deuteronomy 28:49; Jeremiah 48:40; Jeremiah 49:22). 18:1-19 The first words, I will love thee, O Lord, my strength, are the scope and contents of the psalm. Those that truly love God, may triumph in him as their Rock and Refuge, and may with confidence call upon him. It is good for us to observe all the circumstances of a mercy which magnify the power of God and his goodness to us in it. David was a praying man, and God was found a prayer-hearing God. If we pray as he did, we shall speed as he did. God's manifestation of his presence is very fully described, ver. 7-15. Little appeared of man, but much of God, in these deliverances. It is not possible to apply to the history of the son of Jesse those awful, majestic, and stupendous words which are used through this description of the Divine manifestation. Every part of so solemn a scene of terrors tells us, a greater than David is here. God will not only deliver his people out of their troubles in due time, but he will bear them up under their troubles in the mean time. Can we meditate on ver. 18, without directing one thought to Gethsemane and Calvary? Can we forget that it was in the hour of Christ's deepest calamity, when Judas betrayed, when his friends forsook, when the multitude derided him, and the smiles of his Father's love were withheld, that the powers of darkness prevented him? The sorrows of death surrounded him, in his distress he prayed, Heb 5:7. God made the earth to shake and tremble, and the rocks to cleave, and brought him out, in his resurrection, because he delighted in him and in his undertaking.
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