Thomson(i) 1 Thereupon I looked, and behold above the firmament which was over the head of the cherubims, there was a resemblance of a throne above them like a sapphire stone. 2 And he said to the man who was clothed with the long robe, Go in between the wheels which are under the cherubims and fill thy hands with coals of fire from the midst of the cherubims and scatter them over the city. So in my sight he went in. 3 Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the house as a man goeth in, and the cloud filled the inner court. 4 And the glory of the Lord had removed from the cherubims to the open part of the house and the cloud filled the house and the court was filled with the splendour of the glory of the Lord: 5 and the sound of the wings of the cherubims was heard to the outer court like the voice of God Saddai speaking. 6 And when he had given orders to the man clothed with the holy robe, saying, Take fire from the midst of the wheels from between the cherubims and he had gone in and stood near the wheels, 7 one stretched out his hand into the midst of the fire, which was between the cherubims and took and put it into the hands of him who was clothed with the holy robe and he took it and went out. 8 Now I saw that the cherubims had the likeness of men's hands under their wings. 9 I looked also and lo! four wheels stood close to the cherubims, one wheel close to each cherub; and the appearance of the wheels was like the appearance of a carbuncle stone. 10 And as for their appearance, the four had one and the same likeness, as if there was a wheel within a wheel. 11 When they ran, they ran on their four sections. They altered not their position when they ran, for which way soever the foremost looked, they ran and altered not their position when they ran. 12 Now their backs and their hands and their wings and the wheels were full of eyes all around the four wheels. 13 And in my hearing these wheels were called Gelgel [Note: Chaldean Galgal: wheel or rolling thing; whirlwind]. 14 [Omitted] 15 And the cherubims were the same living being which I saw by the river Chobar. 16 And when the cherubims marched on, the wheels ran and kept close to them; and when the cherubims lifted up their wings and were borne aloft from the earth, their wheels altered not their position. 17 When those stood these stood; and when those mounted up; these mounted up with them, for there was a breath of life in them. 18 Then the glory of the Lord went out from the house and mounted up upon the cherubims; 19 and the cherubims raised their wings and mounted up from the earth in my sight. When they went out the wheels were close by them. And they stopped at the vestibule of the gate of the house of the Lord which was over against the house and the glory of the God of Israel was above over them. 20 This was the living being which I saw under the God of Israel at the river Chobar, and I knew that it was the cherubims. 21 Every one had four faces, and every one had eight wings, and the likeness of mens' hands under their wings. 22 And as for the likeness of their faces, these were the same faces which I saw under the glory of the God of Israel at the river Chobar and they marched every one straight forward.