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1 Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.

2 And he spake unto the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in between the wheels, even under the cherub, and fill thine hand with coals of fire from between the cherubims, and scatter them over the city. And he went in in my sight.

3 Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the house, when the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court.

4 Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the LORD'S glory.

5 And the sound of the cherubims' wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh.

6 And it came to pass, that when he had commanded the man clothed with linen, saying, Take fire from between the wheels, from between the cherubims; then he went in, and stood beside the wheels.

7 And one cherub stretched forth his hand from between the cherubims unto the fire that was between the cherubims, and took thereof, and put it into the hands of him that was clothed with linen: who took it, and went out.

8 And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man's hand under their wings.

9 And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone.

10 And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel.

11 When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned not as they went, but to the place whither the head looked they followed it; they turned not as they went.

12 And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about, even the wheels that they four had.

13 As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O wheel.

14 And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

15 And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar.

16 And when the cherubims went, the wheels went by them: and when the cherubims lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the same wheels also turned not from beside them.

17 When they stood, these stood; and when they were lifted up, these lifted up themselves also: for the spirit of the living creature was in them.

18 Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubims.

19 And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight: when they went out, the wheels also were beside them, and every one stood at the door of the east gate of the LORD'S house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.

20 This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river of Chebar; and I knew that they were the cherubims.

21 Every one had four faces apiece, and every one four wings; and the likeness of the hands of a man was under their wings.

22 And the likeness of their faces was the same faces which I saw by the river of Chebar, their appearances and themselves: they went every one straight forward.

Commentary for Ezekiel 10

A vision of the burning of the city. (1-7) The Divine glory departing from the temple. (8-22)1-7 The fire being taken from between the wheels, under the cherubim, ch. #1:13|, seems to have signified the wrath of God to be executed upon Jerusalem. It intimated that the fire of Divine wrath, which kindles judgment upon a people, is just and holy; and in the great day, the earth, and all the works that are therein, will be burnt up.

8-22 Ezekiel sees the working of Divine providence in the government of the lower world, and the affairs of it. When God is leaving a people in displeasure, angels above, and all events below, further his departure. The Spirit of life, the Spirit of God, directs all creatures, in heaven and on earth, so as to make them serve the Divine purpose. God removes by degrees from a provoking people; and, when ready to depart, would return to them, if they were a repenting, praying people. Let this warn sinners to seek the Lord while he may be found, and to call on him while he is near, and cause us all to walk humbly and watchfully with our God.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Ezekiel 10

  • The chosen 1 on Ezekiel 10
    UFO at its finest .... it's basically a spaceship that was design with 4 faces
  • Word on Ezekiel 10
    Elisa 4 guards of God go where He does.Rev. 4 vs 6-10 called beast check the word it's creatures. Faces are standards/flags. They have the appearance of man, so they look just like men. If you read chapter one also you saw they have 4 vehicles with wings that go all the way around circular bronze ships and their flags are on the sides of their ships. 4 flags of the tribes that protect Israel.
  • Elisa on Ezekiel 10
    what does this vision means. can u explain. The cherubins had four faces, why so many faces and what does they stand for?
  • Moses - in Reply on Ezekiel 10
    Are you still looking for an answer? I can help point you to some explanations.
  • Elisa on Ezekiel 10
    elaborate for me. is it about sin or description of the cherubines
  • CARhar on Ezekiel 10
    When people say their is no God, and why did God let certain thing happen? We must believe that God is the Great I AM, and God allows thing to happen because man (we) make bad choices. We service a free will God and must pick our battles wisely. Praise Jesus everybody!
  • Geraldine cole on Ezekiel 10
    All I can say is My God the end is coming Repent and turn from doing thing against God whether u believe it or not all of these things will happen watch and pray give no place to the devil none . remember the world hates God people don 't be surprised when the world treat u wrong that what they suppose to do they belong to the devil after all they are the devil children and the devil hates everyone that belong to Jesus The Christ Amen
  • Dianna Kuykendall on Ezekiel 10
    We are born with a free will, we choose our destiny and the Bible is our pathway to heaven if we choose. God tells us to submit to him, resist the devil and he will flee from us..draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to us...the end is coming and there will be a war that man has never seen. Gods prophetic warning through Ezekial lets us know if we repent and turn again to God and humble seek him and serve him he will have mercy on us. Living for the Lord is a wonderful way of life..Seek him everyday and renew your strength in him because the DAY is coming!!!!
  • Andrew on Ezekiel 10
    EACH cherubims had 4 faces. God must have let Ezekiel enter into another dimension to see this. When we are transformed later, we will see Him as He is.
  • Insight 777 on Ezekiel 10
    What is being seen is a battle. The cherubims are attack heliocopters, the duel blade type. There are 4 together and work as one by the use of DAS technology. Verse 12 talks about the ability to see 360 degrees with DAS and all 4 helios are in constant communication. The man in linen with orders is the guy with the computer commands. Verse 14 is the various types of helmets worn, a cherub is a pilot. A mans hands are under the wings of a helicopter, they guide the machine. Also rocket pods could be described as hands. Ezekiel had never seen a helicopter before and considered them living beasts. They are Beasts of WAR. It is obvious that Lord God is showing there will be World War 3 and he knows the outcome.


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