Ezekiel 1:17

“When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When they went, they went vpon their foure sides: and they returned not when they went.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Whenever they moved, they moved in any of their four directions without turning as they moved.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When they went, they went in their four directions: they turned not when they went.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The four of them went straight forward without turning to one side.
- Basic English Bible

When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned not when they went.
- Darby Bible

When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they returned not when they went.
- Webster's Bible

When they went, they went in their four directions: they didn't turn when they went.
- World English Bible

On their four sides, in their going they go, they turn not round in their going.
- Youngs Literal Bible

When they went, they went toward their four sides; they turned not when they went.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 1:17


1:17 They - The wheels. Four sides - The wheels being supposed round every way as a globe, by an exact framing of two wheels one in the other; the four semi - circles which are in two whole wheels, may be well taken for these four sides on which these wheels move, and such a wheel will readily be turned to all points of the compass. Returned not - They returned not 'till they came to their journey's end; nothing could divert them, or put them out of their course. So firm and sure are the methods, so unalterable and constant the purposes of God, and so invariable the obedience and observance of holy angels. So subject to the sovereign will of God are all second causes.


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