Ezekiel 1
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  • Verse 3

    The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.

    Jeremiah 1:2,4; Hosea 1:1; Joel 1:1; 1 Timothy 4:1
    Heb. Jehezkel. and the.
    3:14,22; 8:1; 33:22; 37:1; 40:1; 1 Kings 18:46; 2 Kings 3:15

  • Verse 4

    And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

    a whirlwind
    Isaiah 21:1; Jeremiah 1:13,14; 4:6; 6:1; 23:19; 25:9,32; Habakkuk 1:8,9
    a great
    10:2-4; Exodus 19:16-18; 24:16,17; Deuteronomy 4:11,12; 2 Chronicles 5:13,14; 6:1; 7:1-3; Psalms 18:11-13; 50:3; 97:2,3; 104:3,4; Isaiah 19:1; Nahum 1:3-6; Habakkuk 3:3-5; Hebrews 12:29
    infolding itself
    Heb. catching itself. colour.
    27; 8:2; 10:8,9; Revelation 1:15

  • Verse 5

    Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.

    the likeness
    Revelation 4:6; 6:6; *Gr:

  • Verse 6

    And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.

    And every one had four faces
    These living creatures were probably hieroglyphical representations of the holy angels, the attendants on "the King of Glory," and the ministers of his providence. They were four, apparently to denote that they were employed in the four corners of the world; and they had the likeness of a man, to signify that they were intelligent and rational creatures.
    10,15; 10:10,14,21,22; Revelation 4:7,8
    every one had four wings
    8-11; Exodus 25:20; 1 Kings 6:24-27; Isaiah 6:2

  • Verse 7

    And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.

    straight feet
    Heb. a straight foot. like the sole.
    Leviticus 11:3,47
    the colour
    13; Psalms 104:4; Daniel 10:6; Revelation 1:15

  • Verse 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.

    8:3; 10:2,7,8,18,21; Isaiah 6:6

  • Verse 9

    Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.

    11; 2 Chronicles 3:11,12; 1 Corinthians 1:10
    they turned
    12; 10:11,22; Proverbs 4:25-27; Luke 9:51,62