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katapi HOME Ezekiel 10:1-22 - The Glory of the LORD leaves the temple.  Eze.10.1-22

10 1 Then I saw, above the vault over the heads of the cherubim, as it were a throne of sapphire Or lapis lazuli visible above them. 10 2 The LORD said to the man dressed in linen, 'Come in between the circling wheels under the cherubim, and take a handful of the burning embers lying among the cherubim; then toss them over the city.' So he went in before my eyes.

10 3 The cherubim stood on the right side of the temple as a man enters, and a cloud filled the inner court. 10 4 The glory of the LORD rose high from above the cherubim and moved on to the terrace; and the temple was filled with the cloud, while the radiance of the glory of the LORD filled the court. 10 5 The sound of the wings of the cherubim could be heard as far as the outer court, as loud as if God Almighty were speaking.

10 6 Then he told the man dressed in linen to take fire from between the circling wheels and among the cherubim; the man came and stood by a wheel, 10 7 and a cherub from among the cherubim put its hand into the fire that lay among them, and, taking some fire, gave it to the man dressed in linen; and he received it and went out.

10 8 Under the wings of the cherubim there appeared what seemed a human hand.

10 9 And I saw four wheels beside the cherubim, one wheel beside each cherub. They had the sparkle of topaz, 10 10 and all four were alike, like a wheel inside a wheel. 10 11 When the cherubim moved in any of the four directions, they never swerved in their course; they went straight on in the direction in which their heads were turned, never swerving in their course. 10 12 Their whole bodies, their backs and hands and wings, as well as the wheels, were full of eyes all round the four of them prob. rdg, Heb adds their wheels. 10 13 The whirring of the wheels sounded in my ears. 10 14 Each had four faces: the first was that of a cherub, the second that of a man, the third that of a lion, and the fourth that of an eagle.

10 15 Then the cherubim raised themselves up, those same living creatures I had seen by the river Kebar. 10 16 When the cherubim moved, the wheels moved beside them;.when the cherubim lifted their wings and rose from the ground, the wheels did not turn away from them. 10 17 When the one halted, the other halted; when the one rose, the other rose; for the spirit of the creatures was in the wheels.

10 18 Then the glory of the LORD left the temple terrace and halted above the cherubim. 10 19 The cherubim lifted their wings and raised themselves from the ground; I watched them go with the wheels beside them. They halted at the eastern gateway of the LORD's house, and the glory of the God of Israel was over them.

10 20 These were the living creatures I had seen beneath the God of Israel at the river Kebar; I knew that they were cherubim. 10 21 Each had four faces and four wings and the semblance of human hands under their wings. 10 22 Their faces were like those I had seen in vision by the river Kebar prob. rdg, Heb adds and them; they moved, each one of them, straight forward.


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