1 Then I looked, and, behold, over the firmament that was above the head of the cherubs [there was] a likeness of a throne over them, as a sapphire stone. 2 And he said to the man clothed with the [long] robe, Go in between the wheels that are under the cherubs, and fill thine hands with coals of fire from between the cherubs, and scatter [them] over the city. And he went in my sight. 3 And the cherubs stood on the right hand of the house, as the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court. 4 Then the glory of the Lord departed from the cherubs to the porch of the house; and the cloud filled the house, and the court was filled with the brightness of the glory of the Lord. 5 And the sound of the cherubs’ wings was heard as far as the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God speaking. 6 And it came to pas, when he gave a charge to the man clothed with the sacred robe, saying, Take fire from between the wheels from between the cherubs, that he went in, and stood near the wheels. 7 And he stretched forth his hand into the midst of the fire that was between the cherubs, and took [thereof], and put [it] into the hands of the man clothed with the sacred robe: and he took [it], and went out. 8 And I saw the cherubs [having] the likeness of men’s hands under their wings. 9 And I saw, and behold, four wheels stood by the cherubs, one wheel by each cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the appearance of a carbuncle stone. 10 And [as for] their appearance, [there was] one likeness to the four, as if there should be a wheel in the midst of a wheel. 11 When they went, they went on their four sides; they turned not when they went, for whichever way the first head looked, they went; and they turned not as they went. 12 And their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about the four wheels. 13 And these wheels were called Gelgel in my hearing. 14 15 And the cherubs were the same living creature which I saw by the river of Chobar. 16 And when the cherubs went, the wheels went, and they were close to them: and when the cherubs lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, their wheels turned not. 17 When they stood, [the wheels] stood; and when they mounted up, [the wheels] mounted up with them: because the spirit of life was in them. 18 Then the glory of the Lord departed from the house, and went up on the cherubs. 19 And the cherubs lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight: when they went forth, the wheels were also beside them, and they stood at the entrance of the front gate of the house of the Lord; and the glory of the God of Israel was upon them above. 20 This is the living creature which I saw under the God of Israel by the river of Chobar; and I knew that they were cherubs. 21 Each one [had] four faces, and each one [had] eight wings; and under their wings was the likeness of men’s hands. 22 And [as for] the likeness of their faces, these are the [same] faces which I saw under the glory of the God of Israel by the river of Chobar: and they went each straight forward.
ΚΑΙ εἶδον καὶ ἰδοὺ ἐπάνω τοῦ στερεώματος τοῦ ὑπὲρ κεφαλῆς τῶν Χερουβὶμ ὡς λίθος σαπφείρου ὁμοίωμα θρόνου ἐπ᾿ αὐτῶν. 2 καὶ εἶπε πρὸς τὸν ἄνδρα τὸν ἐνδεδυκότα τὴν στολήν· εἴσελθε εἰς τὸ μέσον τῶν τροχῶν τῶν ὑποκάτω τῶν Χερουβὶμ καὶ πλῆσον τὰς δράκας σου ἀνθράκων πυρὸς ἐκ μέσου τῶν Χερουβὶμ καὶ διασκόρπισον ἐπὶ τὴν πόλιν· καὶ εἰσῆλθεν ἐνώπιον ἐμοῦ. 3 καὶ τὰ Χερουβὶμ εἰστήκει ἐκ δεξιῶν τοῦ οἴκου ἐν τῷ εἰσπορεύεσθαι τὸν ἄνδρα, καὶ ἡ νεφέλη ἔπλησε τὴν αὐλὴν τὴν ἐσωτέραν. 4 καὶ ἀπῇρεν ἡ δόξα Κυρίου ἀπὸ τῶν Χερουβὶμ εἰς τὸ αἴθριον τοῦ οἴκου, καὶ ἔπλησε τὸν οἶκον ἡ νεφέλη, καὶ ἡ αὐλὴ ἐπλήσθη τοῦ φέγγους τῆς δόξης Κυρίου· 5 καὶ φωνὴ τῶν πτερύγων τῶν Χερουβὶμ ἠκούετο ἕως τῆς αὐλῆς τῆς ἐξωτέρας ὡς φωνὴ Θεοῦ Σαδδαΐ λαλοῦντος. 6 καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ ἐντέλλεσθαι αὐτὸν τῷ ἀνδρὶ τῷ ἐνδεδυκότι τὴν στολὴν τὴν ἁγίαν λέγων· λαβὲ πῦρ ἐκ μέσου τῶν τροχῶν ἐκ μέσου τῶν Χερουβίμ, καὶ εἰσῆλθε καὶ ἔστη ἐχόμενος τῶν τροχῶν, 7 καὶ ἐξέτεινε τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ εἰς μέσον τοῦ πυρὸς τοῦ ὄντος ἐν μέσῳ τῶν Χερουβὶμ καὶ ἔλαβε καὶ ἔδωκεν εἰς τὰς χεῖρας τοῦ ἐνδεδυκότος τὴν στολὴν τὴν ἁγίαν, καὶ ἔλαβε καὶ ἐξῆλθε. 8 καὶ εἶδον τὰ Χερουβὶμ ὁμοίωμα χειρῶν ἀνθρώπων ὑποκάτωθεν τῶν πτερύγων αὐτῶν. 9 καὶ εἶδον καὶ ἰδοὺ τροχοὶ τέσσαρες εἱστήκεισαν ἐχόμενοι τῶν Χερουβίμ, τροχὸς εἷς ἐχόμενος Χερουβὶμ ἑνός, καὶ ἡ ὄψις τῶν τροχῶν ὡς ὄψις λίθου ἄνθρακος. 10 καὶ ἡ ὄψις αὐτῶν ὁμοίωμα ἓν τοῖς τέσσαρσιν, ὃν τρόπον ὅταν ᾖ τροχὸς ἐν μέσῳ τροχοῦ. 11 ἐν τῷ πορεύεσθαι αὐτὰ εἰς τὰ τέσσαρα μέρη αὐτῶν ἐπορεύοντο, οὐκ ἐπέστρεφον ἐν τῷ πορεύεσθαι αὐτά· ὅτι εἰς ὃν ἂν τόπον ἐπέβλεψεν ἡ ἀρχὴ ἡ μία, ἐπορεύοντο καὶ οὐκ ἐπέστρεφον ἐν τῷ πορεύεσθαι αὐτά. 12 καὶ οἱ νῶτοι αὐτῶν καὶ αἱ χεῖρες αὐτῶν καὶ αἱ πτέρυγες αὐτῶν καὶ οἱ τροχοὶ πλήρεις ὀφθαλμῶν κυκλόθεν τοῖς τέσσαρσι τροχοῖς αὐτῶν· 13 τοῖς δὲ τροχοῖς τούτοις ἐπεκλήθη Γελγὲλ ἀκούοντός μου· [14 καὶ τέσσαρα πρόσωπα τῷ ἑνί, τὸ πρόσωπον τοῦ ἑνὸς πρόσωπον τοῦ Χερούβ, καὶ τὸ πρόσωπον τοῦ δευτέρου πρόσωπον ἀνθρώπου καὶ τὸ τρίτον πρόσωπον λέοντος καὶ τὸ τέταρτον πρόσωπον ἀετοῦ]. 15 καὶ ᾖραν τὰ Χερουβίμ. τοῦτο τὸ ζῷον, ὃ εἶδον ἐπὶ τοῦ ποταμοῦ τοῦ Χοβάρ. 16 καὶ ἐν τῷ πορεύεσθαι τὰ Χερουβὶμ ἐπορεύοντο οἱ τροχοί, καὶ οὗτοι ἐχόμενοι αὐτῶν· καὶ ἐν τῷ ἐξαίρειν τὰ Χερουβὶμ τὰς πτέρυγας αὐτῶν τοῦ μετεωρίζεσθαι ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς οὐκ ἐπέστρεφον οἱ τροχοὶ αὐτῶν. 17 ἐν τῷ ἑστάναι αὐτὰ εἱστήκεισαν, καὶ ἐν τῷ μετεωρίζεσθαι αὐτὰ ἐμετεωρίζοντο μετ᾿ αὐτῶν, διότι πνεῦμα ζωῆς ἐν αὐτοῖς ἦν. 18 καὶ ἐξῆλθε δόξα Κυρίου ἀπὸ τοῦ οἴκου καὶ ἐπέβη ἐπὶ τὰ Χερουβίμ, 19 καὶ ἀνέλαβον τὰ Χερουβὶμ τὰς πτέρυγας αὐτῶν καὶ ἐμετεωρίσθησαν ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς ἐνώπιον ἐμοῦ ἐν τῷ ἐξελθεῖν αὐτά, καὶ οἱ τροχοὶ ἐχόμενοι αὐτῶν. καὶ ἔστησαν ἐπὶ τὰ πρόθυρα τῆς πύλης οἴκου Κυρίου τῆς ἀπέναντι, καὶ δόξα Θεοῦ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἦν ἐπ᾿ αὐτῶν ὑπεράνω. 20 τοῦτο τὸ ζῷόν ἐστιν, ὃ εἶδον ὑποκάτω Θεοῦ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐπί τοῦ ποταμοῦ τοῦ Χοβάρ, καὶ ἔγνων ὅτι Χερουβίμ ἐστι. 21 τέσσαρα πρόσωπα τῷ ἑνί, καὶ ὀκτὼ πτέρυγες τῷ ἑνί, καὶ ὁμοίωμα χειρῶν ἀνθρώπου ὑποκάτωθεν τῶν πτερύγων αὐτῶν. 22 καὶ ὁμοίωσις τῶν προσώπων αὐτῶν, ταῦτα τὰ πρόσωπά ἐστιν ἃ εἶδον ὑποκάτω τῆς δόξης τοῦ Θεοῦ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐπὶ τοῦ ποταμοῦ τοῦ Χοβάρ, καὶ αὐτὰ ἕκαστον κατὰ πρόσωπον αὐτῶν ἐπορεύοντο.