Ezekiel 1:23

“And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And vnder the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other, euery one had two which couered on this side, & euery one had two, which couered on that side their bodies.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Under the expanse their wings {were stretched out} straight, one toward the other; each one also had two wings covering its body on the one side and on the other.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two which covered on this side, and every one had two which covered on that side, their bodies.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Under the arch their wings were straight, one stretched out to another: every one had two wings covering their bodies on this side and two covering their bodies on that side.
- Basic English Bible

And under the expanse were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two which covered on this side, and every one had two which covered on that side their bodies.
- Darby Bible

And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one towards the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies.
- Webster's Bible

Under the expanse were their wings straight, the one toward the other: each one had two which covered on this side, and every one had two which covered on that side, their bodies.
- World English Bible

And under the expanse their wings [are] straight, one toward the other, to each are two covering on this side, and to each are two covering on that side -- their bodies.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And under the firmament were their wings conformable the one to the other; this one of them had two which covered, and that one of them had two which covered, their bodies.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 1:23


1:23 Under - Below at a great distance, stood these living creatures. Straight - Stretched forth, ready for motion. One - Each of the four had two other wings with which they covered their bodies.


Discussion for Ezekiel 1:23

  • Egwu Ben Ohen for verse 23
    When the glory of God is upon them, the wings are active and ready to fly in unity. The glory of God enhances capacity to perform any activity.

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