1 And I looked, and there in the expanse that was above the head of the cherubim, there
appeared something like a sapphire stone, having the appearance of the likeness of a
2 Then He spoke to the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in among the wheels, under the cherub, fill your hands with coals of fire from among the cherubim, and scatter them over the city. And he went in before my eyes.
3 Now the cherubim were standing on the right side of the house when the man went in,
and the cloud filled the inner court.
4 Then the glory of Jehovah went up from the cherub, and paused over the threshold of
the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the
brightness of the glory of Jehovah.
5 And the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard even in the outer court, like the
voice of Almighty God when He speaks.
6 And it happened, when He had commanded the man clothed in linen, saying, Take
fire from among the wheels, from among the cherubim, that he went in and stood beside
7 And the cherub stretched out his hand from among the cherubim to the fire that was
among the cherubim, and took some of it and put it into the hands of the man clothed
with linen, who took it and went out.
8 And under the cherubim's wings appeared the form of a man's hand.
9 And when I looked, behold, four wheels were beside the cherubim, one wheel beside
one cherub and another wheel beside each other cherub; and the appearance of the
wheels was as the color of a beryl stone.
10 As for their appearance, all four had one likeness; as it were, a wheel in the middle of
11 When they went, they went toward any of their four directions; they did not turn aside
when they went, but followed in the direction the head was facing. They did not turn
aside as they went.
12 And their whole body, with their back, their hands, their wings, and the wheels that
the four had, were full of eyes all around.
13 As for the wheels, they were called in my hearing, Rolling Wheel.
14 And each one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, the second face
the face of a man, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.
15 And the cherubim were lifted up. This was the living creature that I saw by the River
16 And when the cherubim went, the wheels went beside them; and when the cherubim
lifted their wings to mount up from the earth, the wheels themselves did not turn from
17 When they stood still, these stood still; and when they rose up, these rose up; for the
spirit of the living creature was in them.
18 Then the glory of Jehovah departed from the threshold of the house and stood over
19 And the cherubim lifted their wings and mounted up from the earth before my eyes. When they went out, the wheels were beside them; and they stood at the door of the east gate of the house of Jehovah, and the glory of the God of Israel was over them from above.
20 This is the living creature I saw under the God of Israel by the River Chebar, and I
knew that they were cherubim.
21 Each one had four faces and each 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 as the faces which I had seen by the
River Chebar, their appearance, even theirs. They each went straight forward.