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

  • 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?
  • Allan
    The chapter is immensley poetic it is full of symbalism and imagery, it does not refer to spaceships or any other craft but rather beings possiby angelic or maybe human executing God purpose and will. The passage is full of movement colour and tremendous sound, it speaks of a great throne where a man sits upon I and this I believe to be the son of God our Lord Jesus.

  • A Lowe
    who did God send to the people in the book EZEKIEL
  • Spaceship of human beings who have attained a closeness with God that transcends the concept of time allowing them to praise God in all his glory during his visions to the prophets even in a past where they have yet to be born. That's only an hypothesis though but worry not, for there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed and nothing secret that will not be brought to light.

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