according to the appearance
Ezekiel 1:4-28
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As I looked, behold, a storm wind was coming from the north, a great cloud with fire flashing forth continually and a bright light around it, and in its midst something like glowing metal in the midst of the fire.
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Within it there were figures resembling four living beings. And this was their appearance: they had human form.
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Each of them had four faces and four wings.
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Their legs were straight and their feet were like a calf's hoof, and they gleamed like burnished bronze.
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Under their wings on their four sides [were] human hands. As for the faces and wings of the four of them,
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their wings touched one another; [their faces] did not turn when they moved, each went straight forward.
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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.
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Such were their faces. Their wings were spread out above; each had two touching another [being], and two covering their bodies.
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And each went straight forward; wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go, without turning as they went.
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In the midst of the living beings there was something that looked like burning coals of fire, like torches darting back and forth among the living beings. The fire was bright, and lightning was flashing from the fire.
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And the living beings ran to and fro like bolts of lightning.
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Now as I looked at the living beings, behold, there was one wheel on the earth beside the living beings, for [each of] the four of them.
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The appearance of the wheels and their workmanship [was] like sparkling beryl, and all four of them had the same form, their appearance and workmanship [being] as if one wheel were within another.
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Whenever they moved, they moved in any of their four directions without turning as they moved.
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As for their rims they were lofty and awesome, and the rims of all four of them were full of eyes round about.
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Whenever the living beings moved, the wheels moved with them. And whenever the living beings rose from the earth, the wheels rose [also].
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Wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go in that direction. And the wheels rose close beside them; for the spirit of the living beings [was] in the wheels.
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Whenever those went, these went; and whenever those stood still, these stood still. And whenever those rose from the earth, the wheels rose close beside them; for the spirit of the living beings [was] in the wheels.
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Now over the heads of the living beings [there was] something like an expanse, like the awesome gleam of crystal, spread out over their heads.
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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.
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I also heard the sound of their wings like the sound of abundant waters as they went, like the voice of the Almighty, a sound of tumult like the sound of an army camp; whenever they stood still, they dropped their wings.
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And there came a voice from above the expanse that was over their heads; whenever they stood still, they dropped their wings.
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Now above the expanse that was over their heads there was something resembling a throne, like lapis lazuli in appearance; and on that which resembled a throne, high up, [was] a figure with the appearance of a man.
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Then I noticed from the appearance of His loins and upward something like glowing metal that looked like fire all around within it, and from the appearance of His loins and downward I saw something like fire; and [there was] a radiance around Him.
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As the appearance of the rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so [was] the appearance of the surrounding radiance. Such [was] the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw [it], I fell on my face and heard a voice speaking.
Ezekiel 8:4
And behold, the glory of the God of Israel [was] there, like the appearance which I saw in the plain.
Ezekiel 9:3
Then the glory of the God of Israel went up from the cherub on which it had been, to the threshold of the temple. And He called to the man clothed in linen at whose loins was the writing case.
Ezekiel 10:1-22
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Then I looked, and behold, in the expanse that was over the heads of the cherubim something like a sapphire stone, in appearance resembling a throne, appeared above them.
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And He spoke to the man clothed in linen and said, "Enter between the whirling wheels under the cherubim and fill your hands with coals of fire from between the cherubim and scatter [them] over the city." And he entered in my sight.
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Now the cherubim were standing on the right side of the temple when the man entered, and the cloud filled the inner court.
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Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub to the threshold of the temple, and the temple was filled with the cloud and the court was filled with the brightness of the glory of the LORD.
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Moreover, the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard as far as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when He speaks.
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It came about when He commanded the man clothed in linen, saying, "Take fire from between the whirling wheels, from between the cherubim," he entered and stood beside a wheel.
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Then the cherub stretched out his hand from between the cherubim to the fire which was between the cherubim, took [some] and put [it] into the hands of the one clothed in linen, who took [it] and went out.
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The cherubim appeared to have the form of a man's hand under their wings.
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Then I looked, and behold, four wheels beside the cherubim, one wheel beside each cherub; and the appearance of the wheels [was] like the gleam of a Tarshish stone.
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As for their appearance, all four of them had the same likeness, as if one wheel were within another wheel.
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When they moved, they went in [any of] their four directions without turning as they went; but they followed in the direction which they faced, without turning as they went.
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Their whole body, their backs, their hands, their wings and the wheels were full of eyes all around, the wheels belonging to all four of them.
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The wheels were called in my hearing, the whirling wheels.
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And each one had four faces. The first face [was] the face of a cherub, the second face [was] the face of a man, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.
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Then the cherubim rose up. They are the living beings that I saw by the river Chebar.
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Now when the cherubim moved, the wheels would go beside them; also when the cherubim lifted up their wings to rise from the ground, the wheels would not turn from beside them.
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When the cherubim stood still, the wheels would stand still; and when they rose up, the wheels would rise with them, for the spirit of the living beings [was] in them.
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Then the glory of the LORD departed from the threshold of the temple and stood over the cherubim.
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When the cherubim departed, they lifted their wings and rose up from the earth in my sight with the wheels beside them; and they stood still at the entrance of the east gate of the LORD'S house, and the glory of the God of Israel hovered over them.
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These are the living beings that I saw beneath the God of Israel by the river Chebar; so I knew that they [were] cherubim.
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Each one had four faces and each one four wings, and beneath their wings [was] the form of human hands.
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As for the likeness of their faces, they were the same faces whose appearance I had seen by the river Chebar. Each one went straight ahead.
Ezekiel 11:22
Then the cherubim lifted up their wings with the wheels beside them, and the glory of the God of Israel hovered over them.
Ezekiel 11:23
The glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city and stood over the mountain which is east of the city.
to destroy the city
Ezekiel 9:1
Then He cried out in my hearing with a loud voice saying, "Draw near, O executioners of the city, each with his destroying weapon in his hand."
Ezekiel 9:5
But to the others He said in my hearing, "Go through the city after him and strike; do not let your eye have pity and do not spare.
Ezekiel 32:18
"Son of man, wail for the hordes of Egypt and bring it down, her and the daughters of the powerful nations, to the nether world, with those who go down to the pit;
Jeremiah 1:10
"See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, To pluck up and to break down, To destroy and to overthrow, To build and to plant."
Revelation 11:3-6
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"And I will grant [authority] to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth."
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These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.
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And if anyone wants to harm them, fire flows out of their mouth and devours their enemies; so if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this way.
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These have the power to shut up the sky, so that rain will not fall during the days of their prophesying; and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.
the river
Ezekiel 1:3
the word of the LORD came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and there the hand of the LORD came upon him.)
Ezekiel 3:23
So I got up and went out to the plain; and behold, the glory of the LORD was standing there, like the glory which I saw by the river Chebar, and I fell on my face.