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.

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

New King James Version
And He rode upon a cherub, and flew; He flew upon the wings of the wind.

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

NASB 1995
He rode upon a cherub and flew; And He sped upon the wings of the wind.

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

Amplified Bible
And He rode upon a cherub (storm) and flew; And He sped on the wings of the wind.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He rode on a cherub and flew, soaring 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Good News Translation
He flew swiftly on his winged creature; he traveled on 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.

International Standard Version
He rode upon a cherub and flew; he soared upon 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.

Literal Standard Version
And He rides on a cherub, and flies, And He flies on wings of 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD is My Rock
9He parted the heavens and came down with dark clouds beneath 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 and carried them on His pinions.

Psalm 68:4
Sing to God! Sing praises to His name. Exalt Him 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 in the waters above, making the clouds His chariot, walking on the wings of the wind.

Isaiah 19:1
This is the burden against 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.


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:









(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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

a cherub
כְּ֭רוּב (kə·rūḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 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 5774: To fly, to faint

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

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

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

of the wind.
רֽוּחַ׃ (rū·aḥ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit


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