Ezekiel 1:8

“And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they had the handes of a man vnder their wings on their foure sides, and they foure had their faces and their wings.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Under their wings on their four sides {were} human hands. As for the faces and wings of the four of them,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings `thus':
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they had the hands of a man under their wings; the four of them had faces on their four sides.
- Basic English Bible

And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings:
- Darby Bible

And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.
- Webster's Bible

They had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and the four of them had their faces and their wings [thus]:
- World English Bible

and hands of man under their wings -- on their four sides, and their faces and their wings -- [are] to them four;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and as for the faces and wings of them four,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 1:8


1:8 Under - Their power and manner of exerting it is secret and invisible. Sides - On each side of the chariot one of these living creatures flood, and so on each side hands were ready to act as they were moved. They four - It is doubled to confirm the truth and certainty of the thing.


Discussion for Ezekiel 1

  • Julee Hodge
    What's happening here sounds so much like REVELATIONS! ... Does it not?
  • BSP
    Verse 28: The vision was so awe inspiring and amazing that it caused Ezekiel to fall face down. I think I would have done the same or fainted if I saw such magnificence.
  • Insight777
    Ezekiel sees 4 attack helicopters, the duel wheel type similar to a Kamov KA. The crystal is the windshield. Helicopter wings droop down when at rest. DAS surrounds the aircraft and allows the pilot to see the fire of missiles below his feet as if the floor was not there.
    This is the same vision as the 4 horsemen and it represents the End of Days War.
  • GAENOR OBRIEN
    Mysterious;fascinating and divine.
  • 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
  • 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
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