Ezekiel 1:10

“As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As for the likenesse of their faces, they foure had the face of a man, and the face of a lyon on the right side, and they foure had the face of an oxe on the left side: they foure also had the face of an eagle.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

As for the form of their faces, {each} had the face of a man; all four had the face of a lion on the right and the face of a bull on the left, and all four had the face of an eagle.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

As for the likeness of their faces, they had the face of a man; and they four had the face of a lion on the right side; and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four had also the face of an eagle.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As for the form of their faces, they had the face of a man, and the four of them had the face of a lion on the right side, and the four of them had the face of an ox on the left side, and the four of them had the face of an eagle.
- Basic English Bible

And the likeness of their faces was the face of a man; and they four had the face of a lion on the right side; and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four had also the face of an eagle.
- Darby Bible

As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.
- Webster's Bible

As for the likeness of their faces, they had the face of a man; and the four of them had the face of a lion on the right side; and the four of them had the face of an ox on the left side; the four of them also had the face of an eagle.
- World English Bible

As to the likeness of their faces, the face of a man, and the face of a lion, toward the right [are] to them four, and the face of an ox on the left [are] to them four, and the face of an eagle [are] to them four.
- Youngs Literal Bible

As for the likeness of their faces, they had the face of a man; and they four had the face of a lion on the right side; and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four had also the face of an eagle.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 1:10


1:10 A man - Each face is compared to what is most excellent in its kind, man excels in wisdom, lions in strength, the ox in patience and constancy of labour, the eagle in speed and high flight.


Discussion for Ezekiel 1:10

  • Matthew Chukwubuikem for verse 10
    The figure is a spiritual symbol that is united anointed to excel above the wisdom dominion of man the strength boldness of lion above the sight speed of the eagle and the patience burden bearing ability of the oxe
  • 1:10 A man - Each face is compared to what is most excellent in its kind, man excels in wisdom, man represent the anointing of Humanity: human to be used by God they must willing to be humble and excel in humanity and show kindness at all time, lions in strength and a commanding voice: the devil needs to know who's boss, the ox in patience and constancy of labor: As called by God we should be willing to get down and get our hands dirty, we should be willing to labor, the eagle in speed and high flight.

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