These were the same creatures I had seen near the Chebar River. They controlled when and where the wheels moved—the wheels went wherever the creatures went and stopped whenever they stopped. Even when the creatures flew in the air, the wheels stayed beside them.
Then the cherubim ascended. They were the same living creatures I had seen at the Kebar River. When the cherubim moved, the wheels beside them moved. When the cherubim spread their wings to take off from the ground, the wheels stayed right with them. When the cherubim stopped, the wheels stopped. When the cherubim rose, the wheels rose, because the spirit of the living creatures was also in the wheels.
The wheels stood with those cherubims standing, and were raised [up] with the cherubims raised [up]; for the spirit of life was in those wheels. (The wheels stopped when the cherubim stopped, and were raised, or were lifted, up when the cherubim were lifted up; for the spirit of life was in those wheels.)
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