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35 Bible Verses about Cherubim

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Ezekiel 10:14

And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of the cherub, the second the face of a man, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

Ezekiel 28:14

You were the anointed cherub that covers with overshadowing [wings], and I set you so. You were upon the holy mountain of God; you walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire [like the paved work of gleaming sapphire stone upon which the God of Israel walked on Mount Sinai].

Ezekiel 10:9

And I looked and behold, there were four wheels beside the cherubim, one wheel beside one cherub and another wheel beside another cherub; and the appearance of the wheels was like sparkling chrysolite.

Genesis 3:24

So [God] drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the Garden of Eden the cherubim and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep and guard the way to the tree of life.

Psalm 18:10

And He rode upon a cherub [a storm] and flew [swiftly]; yes, He sped on with the wings of the wind.

Isaiah 6:2

Above Him stood the seraphim; each had six wings: with two [each] covered his [own] face, and with two [each] covered his feet, and with two [each] flew.

Exodus 25:20

And the cherubim shall spread out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, facing each other and looking down toward the mercy seat.

Ezekiel 1:6

But each one had four faces and each one had four wings.

Ezekiel 10:5

And the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard even to the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when He speaks.

Ezekiel 10:12

And their whole body, their backs, their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about, even the wheels that each had.

Exodus 25:18

And you shall make two cherubim (winged angelic figures) of [solid] hammered gold on the two ends of the mercy seat.

Hebrews 9:5

Above [the ark] and overshadowing the mercy seat were the representations of the cherubim [winged creatures which were the symbols] of glory. We cannot now go into detail about these things.

Ezekiel 10:15

And the cherubim mounted upward. This is the [same] living creature [the four regarded as one] that I saw by the river Chebar [in Babylonia].

Ezekiel 10:8

And the cherubim seemed to have the form of a man's hand under their wings.

Ezekiel 10:18

Then the glory of the Lord [the Shekinah, cloud] went forth from above the threshold of the temple and stood over the cherubim.

Exodus 25:19

Make one cherub on each end, making the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat, on the two ends of it.

1 Kings 8:7

For the cherubim spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and its poles.

Exodus 25:22

There I will meet with you and, from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim that are upon the ark of the Testimony, I will speak intimately with you of all which I will give you in commandment to the Israelites.

2 Chronicles 3:11

And the wings of the cherubim [combined] extended twenty cubits: one wing of one cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house, and its other wing of five cubits touched the other cherub's wing.

Ezekiel 10:2

And [the Lord] spoke to the man clothed in linen and said, Go in among the whirling wheels under the cherubim; fill your hands with coals of fire from between the cherubim and scatter them over the city. And he went in before my eyes.

Ezekiel 10:16

And when the cherubim went, the wheels went beside them; and when the cherubim lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the wheels did not turn from beside them.

Ezekiel 11:22

Then the cherubim lifted up their wings with the wheels which were beside them, and the glory of the God of Israel [the Shekinah, cloud] was over them.

Exodus 37:9

And the cherubim spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces to each other, looking down to the mercy seat.

Ezekiel 9:3

And the glory of the God of Israel [the Shekinah, cloud] had gone up from the cherubim upon which it had rested to [stand above] the threshold of the [Lord's] house. And [the Lord] called to the man clothed with linen, who had the writer's ink bottle at his side.

Ezekiel 10:4

Then the glory of the Lord mounted up from the cherubim to stand over the threshold of the [Lord's] house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the Lord's glory.

Revelation 4:8

And the four living creatures, individually having six wings, were full of eyes all over and within [underneath their wings]; and day and night they never stop saying, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty (Omnipotent), Who was and Who is and Who is to come.

Exodus 26:31

And make a veil of blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff] and fine twined linen, skillfully worked with cherubim on it.

Isaiah 37:16

O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, Who [in symbol] are enthroned above the cherubim [of the ark in the temple], You are the God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.

From Thematic Bible


Cherubim » Images of

Numbers 7:89

And when Moses went into the Tent of Meeting to speak with the Lord, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was upon the ark of the Testimony from between the two cherubim; and He spoke to [Moses].

Exodus 25:18

And you shall make two cherubim (winged angelic figures) of [solid] hammered gold on the two ends of the mercy seat.

1 Kings 6:35

He carved on them cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, covered with gold evenly applied on the carved work.

Exodus 37:9

And the cherubim spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces to each other, looking down to the mercy seat.

1 Samuel 4:4

So the people sent to Shiloh and brought from there the ark of the covenant of the Lord of hosts, Who dwells above the cherubim. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were with the ark of the covenant of God.

Cherubim » The glory of God exhibited upon

Ezekiel 1:22

Over the head of the [combined] living creature there was the likeness of a firmament, looking like the terrible and awesome [dazzling of shining] crystal or ice stretched across the expanse of sky over their heads.

Ezekiel 1:26-28

And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne in appearance like a sapphire stone, and seated above the likeness of a throne was a likeness with the appearance of a Man. From what had the appearance of His waist upward, I saw a lustre as it were glowing metal with the appearance of fire enclosed round about within it; and from the appearance of His waist downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and there was brightness [of a halo] round about Him. Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on 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 speaking.

Ezekiel 10:4

Then the glory of the Lord mounted up from the cherubim to stand over the threshold of the [Lord's] house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the Lord's glory.

Ezekiel 10:18

Then the glory of the Lord [the Shekinah, cloud] went forth from above the threshold of the temple and stood over the cherubim.

Ezekiel 10:20

This is the living creature [of four combined creatures] that I saw beneath the God of Israel by the river Chebar, and I knew that they were cherubim.

Cherubim » Angelic

Genesis 3:24

So [God] drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the Garden of Eden the cherubim and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep and guard the way to the tree of life.

Ezekiel 10:20

This is the living creature [of four combined creatures] that I saw beneath the God of Israel by the river Chebar, and I knew that they were cherubim.

Ezekiel 10:5

And the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard even to the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when He speaks.

Ezekiel 11:22

Then the cherubim lifted up their wings with the wheels which were beside them, and the glory of the God of Israel [the Shekinah, cloud] was over them.

Cherubim » Of gold » God's presence manifested between

2 Samuel 6:2

And [he] arose and went with all the people who were with him to Baale-judah [Kiriath-jearim] to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord of hosts, Who sits enthroned above the cherubim.

Psalm 99:1

The Lord reigns, let the peoples tremble [with reverential fear]! He sits [enthroned] above the cherubim, let the earth quake!

2 Kings 19:15

And Hezekiah prayed: O Lord, the God of Israel, Who [in symbol] is enthroned above the cherubim [of the ark in the temple], You are the God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made the heavens and the earth.

Cherubim » Of gold » Placed over the ark of the covenant

1 Samuel 4:4

So the people sent to Shiloh and brought from there the ark of the covenant of the Lord of hosts, Who dwells above the cherubim. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were with the ark of the covenant of God.

1 Kings 8:6-7

And the priests brought the ark of the covenant of the Lord to its place in the Holy of Holies of the house, under the wings of the cherubim. For the cherubim spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and its poles.

2 Chronicles 5:7-8

And the priests brought the ark of the covenant of the Lord to its place, to the sanctuary of the house, into the Holy of Holies, under the wings of the cherubim; For the cherubim spread out their wings over the place of the ark, making a covering above the ark and its poles.

Cherubim » Engaged in accomplishing the purposes of God

Ezekiel 1:15

Now as I was still looking at the living creatures, I saw one wheel upon the ground beside each of the living creatures with its four faces.

Ezekiel 10:9-11

And I looked and behold, there were four wheels beside the cherubim, one wheel beside one cherub and another wheel beside another cherub; and the appearance of the wheels was like sparkling chrysolite. And as for their appearance, they four looked alike, as if a wheel had been within a wheel. When they went, they went in any one of the four directions [in which their four individual faces were turned]; they did not turn as they went, but to the place to which the front wheel faced the others followed; they turned not as they went.

Ezekiel 10:16-17

And when the cherubim went, the wheels went beside them; and when the cherubim lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the wheels did not turn from beside them. When those stood still, these stood still; and when those mounted up, these [the wheels] mounted up also, for the spirit of life was in these [wheels].

Cherubim » The ark of the covenant rested beneath the wings of

Hebrews 9:5

Above [the ark] and overshadowing the mercy seat were the representations of the cherubim [winged creatures which were the symbols] of glory. We cannot now go into detail about these things.

1 Kings 8:6-7

And the priests brought the ark of the covenant of the Lord to its place in the Holy of Holies of the house, under the wings of the cherubim. For the cherubim spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and its poles.

2 Chronicles 5:7-8

And the priests brought the ark of the covenant of the Lord to its place, to the sanctuary of the house, into the Holy of Holies, under the wings of the cherubim; For the cherubim spread out their wings over the place of the ark, making a covering above the ark and its poles.

Cherubim » Riding on, illustrative of majesty and power of God

2 Samuel 22:11

He rode on a cherub and flew; He was seen upon the wings of the wind.

Psalm 18:10

And He rode upon a cherub [a storm] and flew [swiftly]; yes, He sped on with the wings of the wind.

Cherubim » Representations of, made on the » Bases of brazen lavers

1 Kings 7:29

On the panels between the ledges were lions, oxen, and cherubim; and upon the ledges there was a pedestal above. Beneath the lions and oxen were wreaths of hanging work.

1 Kings 7:36

And on the surface of its stays and its panels Hiram carved cherubim, lions, and palm trees, according to the space of each, with wreaths round about.

Cherubim » Representations of, made on the » Doors of the temple

1 Kings 6:32

On the two doors of olive wood he carved cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers; he overlaid them with gold, and spread gold on the cherubim and palm trees.

1 Kings 6:35

He carved on them cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, covered with gold evenly applied on the carved work.

Cherubim » Of gold » The oracles or answers of God delivered from between

Numbers 7:89

And when Moses went into the Tent of Meeting to speak with the Lord, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was upon the ark of the Testimony from between the two cherubim; and He spoke to [Moses].

Exodus 25:22

There I will meet with you and, from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim that are upon the ark of the Testimony, I will speak intimately with you of all which I will give you in commandment to the Israelites.

Cherubim » Sound of their wings was as the voice of God

Ezekiel 10:5

And the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard even to the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when He speaks.

Ezekiel 1:24

And when they went, I heard the sound of their wings like the noise of great waters, like the voice of the Almighty, the sound of tumult like the noise of a host. When they stood, they let down their wings.

Cherubim » Animated by the spirit of God

Ezekiel 1:12

And they went every one straight forward; wherever the spirit would go, they went, and they turned not when they went.

Ezekiel 1:20

Wherever the spirit went, the creatures went and the wheels rose along with them, for the spirit or life of the [four living creatures acting as one] living creature was in the wheels.

Cherubim » Representations of, made on the » Curtains of the tabernacle

Exodus 26:1

Moreover, you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue and purple and scarlet [stuff], with cherubim skillfully embroidered shall you make them.

Exodus 26:31

And make a veil of blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff] and fine twined linen, skillfully worked with cherubim on it.

Cherubim » In the temple

1 Kings 6:23-29

Within the Holy of Holies he made two cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits high. Five cubits was the length of one wing of the cherub and five cubits its other wing; from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other was ten cubits. The wings of the other cherub were also ten cubits. Both cherubim were the same, read more.
The height of one cherub ten cubits, as was the other. He put the cherubim within the inner sanctuary. Their wings were stretched out, so that the wing of one touched one wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall, and their inner wings touched in the midst of the room. Solomon overlaid the cherubim with gold. He carved all the walls of the house (these two holy rooms) round about with figures of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, within and without.

2 Chronicles 3:10-13

And in the Most Holy Place he made two cherubim of image work, and they were overlaid with gold. And the wings of the cherubim [combined] extended twenty cubits: one wing of one cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house, and its other wing of five cubits touched the other cherub's wing. And of the other cherub one wing of five cubits touched the wall of the house, and the other wing, also five cubits, joined the wing of the first cherub. read more.
The wings of these cherubim extended twenty cubits; the cherubim stood on their feet, their faces toward the Holy Place.

Cherubim » Figures of » On the walls

1 Kings 6:29-35

He carved all the walls of the house (these two holy rooms) round about with figures of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, within and without. The floor of the house he overlaid with gold, inside and out. For the Holy of Holies he made [folding] doors of olive wood; their entire width was one-fifth that of the wall. read more.
On the two doors of olive wood he carved cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers; he overlaid them with gold, and spread gold on the cherubim and palm trees. Also he made for the door of the Holy Place four-sided posts of olive wood. The two doors were of cypress wood; the two leaves of each door were folding. He carved on them cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, covered with gold evenly applied on the carved work.

2 Chronicles 3:7

He lined the house (the Holy Place), its beams, thresholds, walls, and doors with gold, and engraved cherubim on the walls.

Cherubim » In the tabernacle

Exodus 25:18-20

And you shall make two cherubim (winged angelic figures) of [solid] hammered gold on the two ends of the mercy seat. Make one cherub on each end, making the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat, on the two ends of it. And the cherubim shall spread out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, facing each other and looking down toward the mercy seat.

Exodus 37:7-9

And he made two cherubim of beaten gold; on the two ends of the mercy seat he made them, One cherub at one end and one at the other end; of one piece with the mercy seat he made the cherubim at its two ends. And the cherubim spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces to each other, looking down to the mercy seat.

Cherubim » Representations of, made on the » Vail of the temple

2 Chronicles 3:14

And he made the veil [between the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place] of blue, purple, and crimson colors, and fine linen, and embroidered cherubim on it.

Cherubim » Representations of, made on the » Walls of the temple

2 Chronicles 3:7

He lined the house (the Holy Place), its beams, thresholds, walls, and doors with gold, and engraved cherubim on the walls.

Cherubim » Figures of, embroidered » And on the curtain

Exodus 26:31

And make a veil of blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff] and fine twined linen, skillfully worked with cherubim on it.

Exodus 36:35

And he made the veil of blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff] and fine twined linen, with cherubim skillfully worked.

Cherubim » Of gold » Formed out of, and at each end of the mercy seat

Exodus 25:18-20

And you shall make two cherubim (winged angelic figures) of [solid] hammered gold on the two ends of the mercy seat. Make one cherub on each end, making the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat, on the two ends of it. And the cherubim shall spread out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, facing each other and looking down toward the mercy seat.

Cherubim » In ezekiel's vision of the temple

Ezekiel 41:18-20

With figures of cherubim and palm trees, so that a palm tree was between a cherub and a cherub; and every cherub had two faces, So that the face of a man was toward the palm tree on the one side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm tree on the other side. It was made this way through all the house round about. From the floor to above the entrance were cherubim and palm trees made, and also on the wall of the temple [the Holy Place].

Ezekiel 41:25

And there were carved on them, on the doors of the temple, cherubim and palm trees, like those carved upon the walls; and there was also a canopy of wood in front of the porch outside.

Cherubim » Figures of, embroidered » On the walls of the tabernacle

Exodus 26:1

Moreover, you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue and purple and scarlet [stuff], with cherubim skillfully embroidered shall you make them.

Exodus 36:8

And all the able and wisehearted men among them who did the work on the tabernacle made ten curtains of fine twined linen and blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff], with cherubim skillfully worked on them.

Cherubim » Representations of, made on the » Vail of the tabernacle

Exodus 26:31

And make a veil of blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff] and fine twined linen, skillfully worked with cherubim on it.

Cherubim » Placed at the entrance of eden

Genesis 3:24

So [God] drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the Garden of Eden the cherubim and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep and guard the way to the tree of life.

Cherubim » Form and appearance of » Eze 1:5-11

Cherubim » Figures of » On the lavers

1 Kings 7:29

On the panels between the ledges were lions, oxen, and cherubim; and upon the ledges there was a pedestal above. Beneath the lions and oxen were wreaths of hanging work.

1 Kings 7:36

And on the surface of its stays and its panels Hiram carved cherubim, lions, and palm trees, according to the space of each, with wreaths round about.

Cherubim » Called the cherubim of glory

Hebrews 9:5

Above [the ark] and overshadowing the mercy seat were the representations of the cherubim [winged creatures which were the symbols] of glory. We cannot now go into detail about these things.

Cherubim » Figurative

Ezekiel 14:16

Though these three men were in it, as I live, says the Lord God, they would deliver neither sons nor daughters; they themselves alone would be delivered but the land would be desolate (laid waste and deserted).

Cherubim » Symbolical

Cherubim » Figures of » On the curtain

2 Chronicles 3:14

And he made the veil [between the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place] of blue, purple, and crimson colors, and fine linen, and embroidered cherubim on it.

Cherubim » Eastward of the garden of eden

Genesis 3:24

So [God] drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the Garden of Eden the cherubim and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep and guard the way to the tree of life.

Holy of holies » Contained » Cherubim

Exodus 25:18-22

And you shall make two cherubim (winged angelic figures) of [solid] hammered gold on the two ends of the mercy seat. Make one cherub on each end, making the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat, on the two ends of it. And the cherubim shall spread out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, facing each other and looking down toward the mercy seat. read more.
You shall put the mercy seat on the top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony [the Ten Commandments] that I will give you. There I will meet with you and, from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim that are upon the ark of the Testimony, I will speak intimately with you of all which I will give you in commandment to the Israelites.

1 Kings 6:23-28

Within the Holy of Holies he made two cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits high. Five cubits was the length of one wing of the cherub and five cubits its other wing; from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other was ten cubits. The wings of the other cherub were also ten cubits. Both cherubim were the same, read more.
The height of one cherub ten cubits, as was the other. He put the cherubim within the inner sanctuary. Their wings were stretched out, so that the wing of one touched one wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall, and their inner wings touched in the midst of the room. Solomon overlaid the cherubim with gold.

Topics on Cherubim

Cherubim Depicted

2;25;18

And you shall make two cherubim (winged angelic figures) of [solid] hammered gold on the two ends of the mercy seat.

Cherubim, As Decorations

2;26;1

Moreover, you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue and purple and scarlet [stuff], with cherubim skillfully embroidered shall you make them.

Cherubim, At God's Throne

9;4;4

So the people sent to Shiloh and brought from there the ark of the covenant of the Lord of hosts, Who dwells above the cherubim. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were with the ark of the covenant of God.

Cherubim, Description of

26;1;4-14

As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, and a great cloud with a fire enveloping it and flashing continually; a brightness was about it and out of the midst of it there seemed to glow amber metal, out of the midst of the fire.

Cherubim, Functions Of

1;3;22-24

And the Lord God said, Behold, the man has become like one of Us [the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit], to know [how to distinguish between] good and evil and blessing and calamity; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever -- "