Ezekiel 1:8

“And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they had the handes of a man vnder their wings on their foure sides, and they foure had their faces and their wings.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Under their wings on their four sides {were} human hands. As for the faces and wings of the four of them,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings `thus':
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they had the hands of a man under their wings; the four of them had faces on their four sides.
- Basic English Bible

And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings:
- Darby Bible

And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.
- Webster's Bible

They had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and the four of them had their faces and their wings [thus]:
- World English Bible

and hands of man under their wings -- on their four sides, and their faces and their wings -- [are] to them four;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and as for the faces and wings of them four,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 1:8


1:8 Under - Their power and manner of exerting it is secret and invisible. Sides - On each side of the chariot one of these living creatures flood, and so on each side hands were ready to act as they were moved. They four - It is doubled to confirm the truth and certainty of the thing.


Discussion for Ezekiel 1

  • GAENOR OBRIEN
    Mysterious;fascinating and divine.
  • Wesley Lawrence Curry II
    Just as you all have seen Angels appear in the flesh before you in the blink of an eye, I have seen Ezekial in this manner, and spoken with him. From the Holy Spirit of Jesus, I can tell you a clearer version of the meaning of all theses things in the Book of Ezekial. The Four Angels are four men, (put on earth in the same way you have seen Angels appear in the flesh)
  • Jane
    Initially I got scared when I read Eze 1. I have read all the comment from you all and it seem fun to hear your descriptions and it shows our human limitations. God can choose any form to appear to anybody. Don't doubt its God cos this book started with he saw visions of God vs 2 says God hand was on Ezekiel. God is at it like in the book of revelation. Let us stand in awe of God
  • Word
    God in a flying vehicle, His four guards in vehicles also and the LORD was with Ezekiel. Although God is supernatural He is very natural. What do you think was in that cloud that was leading the children out of Egypt? In Numbers 2 you see the 4 flags of the 4 outer tribes that protected the Camp of Israel notice what is on them. The 4 guards you will read about in scripture will have those 4 faces
  • Keith Wayne Hall
    Prophet Ezekiel is one of the . rarest people ever to exist. He not only saw but, (in accordance with his understanding, over 2000 years before fire breathing rockets) attempts to describe an alien landing and interaction. I can see why this would be in a book as important as the Holy Bible, itself full of examples of "other-worldly" visitations.

    K. Hall
    khall6035@vgcc.edu
  • Paul Hai
    A meeting by the River Chebar in Babylon where descendants of exiled Hebrew Pyramid builders gathered to explain what they knew in the presence of priest and scribe Ezekiel, who recorded their knowledge. Wheels within wheels are wooden lobed step-walking machines that when hoisted by rope, step-walked Pyramid blocks upwards, tier by tier progressively and more than two hundred tiers to completion.

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