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Bible Verses (Cherub, Cherubims, Seraphims)

garden of Eden Cherubims

(Gen 3:24 KJV) "So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life."

visions of God

(Ezek 1:1-4)

four living creatures

(Ezek 1:5-6 KJV) "Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man. {6} And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings."
(Ezek 1:7-9 KJV) "And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass. {8} And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings. {9} Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward."

likeness of their faces

(Ezek 1:10 KJV) "As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle"

wings...joined one to another

(Ezek 1:11 KJV) "Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies."
(Ezek 1:12 KJV) "And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went."
(Ezek 1:13-14 KJV) "As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning. {14} And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning."

wheels by the living creatures

(Ezek 1:15-17 KJV) "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."

spirit of the living creature

(Ezek 1:12 KJV) "And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went."

were full of eyes

(Ezek 1:18 KJV) "As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four."
(Ezek 1:19-21 KJV) "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."

firmament upon the heads of the living creature

(Ezek 1:22-25 KJV) "And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above. {23} And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies. {24} And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings. {25} And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings."
(Ezek 1:26-28 KJV) "And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. {27} And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. {28} As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake."

the cherubims

(Ezek 10:1-8 KJV) "Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne. {2} And he spake unto the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in between the wheels, even under the cherub, and fill thine hand with coals of fire from between the cherubims, and scatter them over the city. And he went in in my sight. {3} Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the house, when the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court. {4} Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the LORD'S glory. {5} And the sound of the cherubims' wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh. {6} And it came to pass, that when he had commanded the man clothed with linen, saying, Take fire from between the wheels, from between the cherubims; then he went in, and stood beside the wheels. {7} And one cherub stretched forth his hand from between the cherubims unto the fire that was between the cherubims, and took thereof, and put it into the hands of him that was clothed with linen: who took it, and went out. {8} And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man's hand under their wings."

four wheels by the cherubims

(Ezek 10:9-11 KJV) "And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone. {10} And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel. {11} When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned not as they went, but to the place whither the head looked they followed it; they turned not as they went."

were full of eyes

(Ezek 10:12-13 KJV) "And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about, even the wheels that they four had. {13} As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O wheel."

living creature

(Ezek 10:14-15 KJV) "And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle {15} And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar."

spirit of the living creature

(Ezek 10:16-19 KJV) "And when the cherubims went, the wheels went by them: and when the cherubims lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the same wheels also turned not from beside them. {17} When they stood, these stood; and when they were lifted up, these lifted up themselves also: for the spirit of the living creature was in them. {18} Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubims. {19} And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight: when they went out, the wheels also were beside them, and every one stood at the door of the east gate of the LORD'S house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above."

living creatures were cherubims

(Ezek 10:20-22 KJV) "This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river of Chebar; and I knew that they were the cherubims. {21} Every one had four faces apiece, and every one four wings; and the likeness of the hands of a man was under their wings. {22} And the likeness of their faces was the same faces which I saw by the river of Chebar, their appearances and themselves: they went every one straight forward."

lions, oxen and cherubims on borders

(1 Ki 7:27-39 KJV) "And he made ten bases of brass; four cubits was the length of one base, and four cubits the breadth thereof, and three cubits the height of it. {28} And the work of the bases was on this manner: they had borders, and the borders were between the ledges: {29} And on the borders that were between the ledges were lions, oxen, and cherubims: and upon the ledges there was a base above: and beneath the lions and oxen were certain additions made of thin work. {30} And every base had four brazen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver were undersetters molten, at the side of every addition. {31} And the mouth of it within the chapiter and above was a cubit: but the mouth thereof was round after the work of the base, a cubit and an half: and also upon the mouth of it were gravings with their borders, foursquare, not round. {32} And under the borders were four wheels; and the axletrees of the wheels were joined to the base: and the height of a wheel was a cubit and half a cubit. {33} And the work of the wheels was like the work of a chariot wheel: their axletrees, and their naves, and their felloes, and their spokes, were all molten. {34} And there were four undersetters to the four corners of one base: and the undersetters were of the very base itself. {35} And in the top of the base was there a round compass of half a cubit high: and on the top of the base the ledges thereof and the borders thereof were of the same. {36} For on the plates of the ledges thereof, and on the borders thereof, he graved cherubims, lions, and palm trees, according to the proportion of every one, and additions round about. {37} After this manner he made the ten bases: all of them had one casting, one measure, and one size. {38} Then made he ten lavers of brass: one laver contained forty baths: and every laver was four cubits: and upon every one of the ten bases one laver. {39} And he put five bases on the right side of the house, and five on the left side of the house: and he set the sea on the right side of the house eastward over against the south."

cherubims (Moses made)

(Exo 25:17-19 KJV) "And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof. {18} And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat. {19} And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two ends thereof."

stretch forth their wings

(Exo 25:20 KJV) "And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be."

from between the two cherubims

(Exo 25:21-22 KJV) "And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee. {22} And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel."

Another account of:

cherubims (Moses made)

(Exo 37:6-8 KJV) "And he made the mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half was the length thereof, and one cubit and a half the breadth thereof. {7} And he made two cherubims of gold, beaten out of one piece made he them, on the two ends of the mercy seat; {8} One cherub on the end on this side, and another cherub on the other end on that side: out of the mercy seat made he the cherubims on the two ends thereof.

spread out their wings

(Exo 37:9 KJV) "And the cherubims spread out their wings on high, and covered with their wings over the mercy seat, with their faces one to another; even to the mercy seatward were the faces of the cherubims."

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cherubims (Solomon made)

(1 Ki 6:23-26 KJV) "And within the oracle he made two cherubims of olive tree, each ten cubits high. {24} And five cubits was the one wing of the cherub, and five cubits the other wing of the cherub: from the uttermost part of the one wing unto the uttermost part of the other were ten cubits. {25} And the other cherub was ten cubits: both the cherubims were of one measure and one size. {26} The height of the one cherub was ten cubits, and so was it of the other cherub.

wings touched

(1 Ki 6:27-28 KJV) "And he set the cherubims within the inner house: and they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims, so that the wing of the one the one wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their wings touched one another in the midst of the house. {28} And he overlaid the cherubims with gold."

Another account of:

cherubims (Solomon made)

(2 Chr 3:10-11 KJV) "And in the most holy house he made two cherubims of image work, and overlaid them with gold. {11} And the wings of the cherubims were twenty cubits long: one wing of the one cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house: and the other wing was likewise five cubits, reaching to the wing of the other cherub.

wings joined

(2 Chr 3:12-13 KJV) "And one wing of the other cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house: and the other wing was five cubits also, joining to the wing of the other cherub. {13} The wings of these cherubims spread themselves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were inward."

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chariot of the cherubims

(1 Chr 28:18 KJV) "And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubims, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD."

eagles wings

(Exo 19:4 KJV) "Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself."

wings as eagles

(Isa 40:31 KJV) "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

wheels as burning fire

(Dan 7:9-10 KJV) "I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. {10} A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

seraphims

(Isa 6:1-4 KJV) "In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. {2} Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. {3} And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. {4} And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke."
(Isa 6:5 KJV) "Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts."
(Isa 6:6-7 KJV) "Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: {7} And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged."

Thou art the anointed cherub

(Ezek 28:1-19 KJV) "The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, {2} Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God: {3} Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee: {4} With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures: {5} By thy great wisdom and by thy traffic hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches: {6} Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God; {7} Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness. {8} They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas. {9} Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee. {10} Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD. {11} Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, {12} Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. {13} Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. {14} Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. {15} Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. {16} By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. {17} Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. {18} Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffic; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. {19} All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more."

he rode upon a cherub

(2 Sam 22:11 KJV) "And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind."
(Psa 18:10 KJV) "And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind."

two cherubims of gold

(Exo 37:7 KJV) "And he made two cherubims of gold, beaten out of one piece made he them, on the two ends of the mercy seat;"

between the two cherubims

(Num 7:89 KJV) "And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him, then he heard the voice of one speaking unto him from off the mercy seat that was upon the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubims: and he spake unto him."

dwelleth between the cherubims

(1 Sam 4:4 KJV) "So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from thence the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth between the cherubims: and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God."

dwelleth between the cherubims

(2 Sam 6:2 KJV) "And David arose, and went with all the people that were with him from Baale of Judah, to bring up from thence the ark of God, whose name is called by the name of the LORD of hosts that dwelleth between the cherubims."

dwelleth between the cherubims

(2 Ki 19:15 KJV) "And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwelleth between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth."

dwelleth between the cherubims

(1 Chr 13:6 KJV) "And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kirjathjearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God the LORD, that dwelleth between the cherubims, whose name is called on it."

dwellest between the cherubims

(Psa 80:1 KJV) "To the chief Musician upon Shoshannimeduth, A Psalm of Asaph. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth."

sitteth between the cherubims

(Psa 99:1 KJV) "The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved."

dwellest between the cherubims

(Isa 37:16 KJV) "O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth."

cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat

(Heb 9:4-5 KJV) "Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; {5} And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly."

brought up the ark of the LORD, and the tabernacle

(1 Ki 8:1-9 KJV) "Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion. {2} And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month. {3} And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark. {4} And they brought up the ark of the LORD, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, even those did the priests and the Levites bring up. {5} And king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude. {6} And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims. {7} For the cherubims spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above. {8} And they drew out the staves, that the ends of the staves were seen out in the holy place before the oracle, and they were not seen without: and there they are unto this day. {9} There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt."

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