King James Version (KJV)
15 Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.
16 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.
17 When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went.
18 As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.
19 And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
20 Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
21 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
1:15-21 Beside each creature was a wheel (v.15), which gave the appearance of a wheel in the middle of a wheel, perhaps intersecting at right angles (v.16). The wheels had high rings (perhaps reaching from earth to heaven), were full of eyes (symbolizing God’s all-seeing nature, v. 18), and their spirits were in the wheels (vv.20, 21). The whole description seems to symbolize the omnipresence of God. He is capable of moving in any direction.
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Playwright Janet Irene Thomas
Bible Stories Theatre of
Fine & Performing Arts