1Then in the vision I saw what resembled a throne made of ◄sapphire/ a very valuable blue stone►. It was above the thing that resembled a dome that was above the heads of the four winged creatures.
2Yahweh said to the man wearing the linen robe, “Go between the wheels that are under the winged creatures. Pick up as many hot coals as you can, and scatter them over the city.” And while I watched, the man wearing the linen robe left.
3The four winged creatures were standing on the south side of the temple when the man wearing the linen robe entered. Then a cloud filled the inner courtyard of the temple area.
4And the ◄glory/dazzling light► of Yahweh rose up from above the winged creatures and went to the entrance of the temple. The cloud filled the temple, and the courtyard was full of the ◄glory/dazzling light► of Yahweh.
5The sound made by the wings of the winged creatures could be heard as far away as the courtyard outside the temple. It was very loud, like SIM the voice of Almighty God when he speaks.
6When Yahweh commanded the man wearing the linen robe to take burning coals from among those winged creatures, the man went into the courtyard and stood beside one of the wheels.
7Then one of those winged creatures reached out his hand to the fire that was there among them. He picked up some of the coals and put them in the hands of the man wearing the linen robe, and that man took them and left.
8Under the wings of the winged creatures was something that resembled a human's hands.
9Then in the vision I saw four wheels alongside the winged creatures. There was one wheel beside each of the winged creatures. The wheels shone like SIM very valuable stones.
10The wheels were all alike: Each had one wheel inside another wheel.
11Whenever they moved, they went straight in whatever direction one of the winged creatures faced. The wheels did not turn in another direction while the winged creatures flew.
12Their bodies, including their backs and hands and wings, were covered with eyes. The wheels were also covered with eyes.
13I heard someone call them ❛the whirling wheels❜.
14Each of the winged creatures had four faces. One face was like the face of a bull, one face was like the face of a human, one face was like the face of a lion, and one face was like the face of an eagle.
15Then the winged creatures rose up. They were the same living creatures that I had seen alongside the Kebar River/Canal.
16When the winged creatures moved, the wheels moved with them. When the winged creatures spread their wings to fly over the ground, the wheels did not leave them.
17When the winged creatures stopped, the wheels stopped. When the winged creatures started to fly, the wheels flew with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.
18Then the ◄glory/dazzling light► left the entrance of the temple and stopped above the winged creatures.
19While I watched, the winged creatures spread their wings and started to fly, and the wheels went with them. They stopped at the gate on the east side of the temple area, and the ◄glory/dazzling light► of God, the one whom the Israelis had worshiped, was above them.
20Those were the same four living creatures that I had seen alongside the Kebar River/Canal, and I realized that they were the winged creatures.
21Each of them had four faces and four wings, and under their wings was what resembled a human's hands.
22Their faces were the same as the faces that I had seen at the Kebar River/Canal. Each of them flew straight ahead.