And I look, and lo, on the expanse that is above the
head of the cherubs, as a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of
a throne, He hath been seen over them.
And He speaketh unto the man clothed with linen, and saith,
'Go in unto the midst of the wheel, unto the place of the cherub, and fill thy
hands with coals of fire from between the cherubs, and scatter over the city.'
And he goeth in before mine eyes.
And the cherubs are standing on the right side of the house,
at the going in of the man, and the cloud hath filled the inner court,
and become high doth the honour of Jehovah above the cherub,
over the threshold of the house, and the house is filled with the cloud, and
the court hath been filled with the brightness of the honour of Jehovah.
And a noise of the wings of the cherubs hath been heard unto
the outer court, as the voice of God -- the Mighty One -- in His speaking.
And it cometh to pass, in His commanding the man clothed
with linen, saying, 'Take fire from between the wheel, from between the
cherubs,' and he goeth in and standeth near the wheel,
that the one cherub putteth forth his hand from
between the cherubs unto the fire that is between the cherubs, and
lifteth up, and giveth into the hands of him who is clothed with linen, and he
receiveth, and cometh forth.
And there appeareth in the cherubs the form of a hand of man
under their wings,
and I look, and lo, four wheels near the cherubs, one wheel
near the one cherub, and another wheel near the other cherub, and the
appearance of the wheels is as the colour of a beryl stone.
As to their appearances, one likeness is to them
four, as it were the wheel in the midst of the wheel.
In their going, on their four sides they go; they turn not
round in their going, for to the place whither the head turneth, after it they
go, they turn not round in their going.
And all their flesh, and their backs, and their hands, and
their wings, and the wheels, are full of eyes round about; to them four are
To the wheels -- to them is one calling in mine ears, 'O
And four faces are to each; the face of the one is
the face of the cherub, and the face of the second the face of man, and of the
third the face of a lion, and of the fourth the face of an eagle.
And the cherubs are lifted up, it is the living
creature that I saw by the river Chebar.
And in the going of the cherubs, the wheels go beside them;
and in the cherubs lifting up their wings to be high above the earth, the
wheels turn not round, even they, from being beside them.
In their standing they stand, and in their exaltation they
are exalted with them: for the living spirit is in them.
And go forth doth the honour of Jehovah from off the
threshold of the house, and standeth over the cherubs,
and the cherubs lift up their wings, and are lifted up from
the earth before mine eyes; in their going forth, the wheels also are
over-against them, and he standeth at the opening of the east gate of the house
of Jehovah, and the honour of the God of Israel is over them from above.
It is the living creature that I saw under the God of
Israel by the river Chebar, and I know that they are cherubs.
Four faces are to each, and four wings to each, and
the likeness of the hands of man is under their wings.
As to the likeness of their faces, they are the faces
that I saw by the river Chebar, their appearances and themselves; each straight
forward they go.