Ezekiel 1:9

“Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Their wings were ioyned one to another, they turned not when they went: they went euery one straight forward.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

their wings touched one another; {their faces} did not turn when they moved, each went straight forward.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They went without turning, every one went straight forward.
- Basic English Bible

their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.
- Darby Bible

Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.
- Webster's Bible

their wings were joined one to another; they didn't turn when they went; each one went straight forward.
- World English Bible

joining one unto another [are] their wings, they turn not round in their going, each straight forward they go.
- Youngs Literal Bible

their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 1:9


1:9 Their wings - The wings of the two cherubim which went foremost, and the wings of the two hindermost, were joined together when they moved. Went - This explains the former words, assuring us, that every one of those living creatures are ready, and unwearied in doing the pleasure of their Creator.


Discussion for Ezekiel 1

  • 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.
  • Lu2677
    Karl, Do you believe Ezekiel 1:3?
  • Karl
    responds to Kenneth; GOOD QUESTION! What did Ezekiel see? The LORD of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Samuel, and Elijah (1Kings19) does not seem to be the God of Ezekiel. Perhaps the question we should be asking is not so much WHAT did he see, but WHY did he see it? My interpretation is that this manifestation was meant for a people familiar with Babylonian imagery. Does the LORD need a spaceship?

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