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35 Bible Verses about Cherubim

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Ezekiel 10:14

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

Ezekiel 28:14

You were an anointed guardian cherub,
for I had appointed you.
You were on the holy mountain of God;
you walked among the fiery stones.

Ezekiel 10:9

I looked, and there were four wheels beside the cherubim, one wheel beside each cherub. The luster of the wheels was like the gleam of beryl.

Isaiah 6:2

Seraphim were standing above Him; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.

Exodus 25:20

The cherubim are to have wings spread out above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and are to face one another. The faces of the cherubim should be toward the mercy seat.

Ezekiel 1:6

but each of them had four faces and four wings.

Ezekiel 10:5

The sound of the cherubim’s wings could be heard as far as the outer court; it was like the voice of God Almighty when He speaks.

Ezekiel 10:12

Their entire bodies, including their backs, hands, wings, and the wheels that the four of them had, were full of eyes all around.

Exodus 25:18

Make two cherubim of gold; make them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat.

Hebrews 9:5

The cherubim of glory were above it overshadowing the mercy seat. It is not possible to speak about these things in detail right now.

Ezekiel 10:15

The cherubim ascended; these were the living creatures I had seen by the Chebar Canal.

Ezekiel 10:8

The cherubim appeared to have the form of human hands under their wings.

Ezekiel 10:18

Then the glory of the Lord moved away from the threshold of the temple and stood above the cherubim.

Exodus 25:19

Make one cherub at one end and one cherub at the other end. At its two ends, make the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat.

1 Kings 8:7

For the cherubim were spreading their wings over the place of the ark, so that the cherubim covered the ark and its poles from above.

Exodus 25:22

I will meet with you there above the mercy seat, between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the testimony; I will speak with you from there about all that I command you regarding the Israelites.

2 Chronicles 3:11

The overall length of the wings of the cherubim was 30 feet: the wing of one was 7½ feet, touching the wall of the room; its other wing was 7½ feet, touching the wing of the other cherub.

Ezekiel 10:2

The Lord spoke to the man clothed in linen and said, “Go inside the wheelwork beneath the cherubim. Fill your hands with hot coals from among the cherubim and scatter them over the city.” So he went in as I watched.

Ezekiel 10:16

When the cherubim moved, the wheels moved beside them, and when they lifted their wings to rise from the earth, even then the wheels did not veer away from them.

Ezekiel 11:22

Then the cherubim, with the wheels beside them, lifted their wings, and the glory of the God of Israel was above them.

Exodus 37:9

They had wings spread out. They faced each other and covered the mercy seat with their wings. The faces of the cherubim were looking toward the mercy seat.

Ezekiel 9:3

Then the glory of the God of Israel rose from above the cherub where it had been, to the threshold of the temple. He called to the man clothed in linen with the writing equipment at his side.

Ezekiel 10:4

Then the glory of the Lord rose from above the cherub to the threshold of the temple. The temple was filled with the cloud, and the court was filled with the brightness of the Lord’s glory.

Exodus 26:31

“You are to make a veil of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen with a design of cherubim worked into it.

Psalm 80:1

For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.” A testimony of Asaph. A psalm.Listen, Shepherd of Israel,
who leads Joseph like a flock;
You who sit enthroned on the cherubim,
rise up

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Cherubim » Images of

Numbers 7:89

When Moses entered the tent of meeting to speak with the Lord, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim. He spoke to him that way.

Exodus 25:18

Make two cherubim of gold; make them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat.

1 Kings 6:35

He carved cherubim, palm trees, and flower blossoms on them and overlaid them with gold applied evenly over the carving.

Exodus 37:9

They had wings spread out. They faced each other and covered the mercy seat with their wings. The faces of the cherubim were looking toward the mercy seat.

1 Samuel 4:4

So the people sent men to Shiloh to bring back the ark of the covenant of the Lord of Hosts, who dwells between the cherubim. Eli’s two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.

Cherubim » The glory of God exhibited upon

Ezekiel 1:22

The shape of an expanse, with a gleam like awe-inspiring crystal, was spread out over the heads of the living creatures.

Ezekiel 1:26-28

The shape of a throne with the appearance of sapphire stone was above the expanse. There was a form with the appearance of a human on the throne high above. From what seemed to be His waist up, I saw a gleam like amber, with what looked like fire enclosing it all around. From what seemed to be His waist down, I also saw what looked like fire. There was a brilliant light all around Him. The appearance of the brilliant light all around was like that of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day. This was the appearance of the form of the Lord's glory. When I saw [it], I fell facedown and heard a voice speaking.

Ezekiel 10:4

Then the glory of the Lord rose from above the cherub to the threshold of the temple. The temple was filled with the cloud, and the court was filled with the brightness of the Lord’s glory.

Ezekiel 10:18

Then the glory of the Lord moved away from the threshold of the temple and stood above the cherubim.

Ezekiel 10:20

These were the living creatures I had seen beneath the God of Israel by the Chebar Canal, and I recognized that they were cherubim.

Cherubim » Angelic

Ezekiel 10:20

These were the living creatures I had seen beneath the God of Israel by the Chebar Canal, and I recognized that they were cherubim.

Ezekiel 10:5

The sound of the cherubim’s wings could be heard as far as the outer court; it was like the voice of God Almighty when He speaks.

Ezekiel 11:22

Then the cherubim, with the wheels beside them, lifted their wings, and the glory of the God of Israel was above them.

Cherubim » Of gold » God's presence manifested between

2 Samuel 6:2

He and all his troops set out to bring the ark of God from Baale-judah. The ark is called by the Name, the name of Yahweh of Hosts who dwells between the cherubim.

Psalm 80:1

For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.” A testimony of Asaph. A psalm.Listen, Shepherd of Israel,
who leads Joseph like a flock;
You who sit enthroned on the cherubim,
rise up

Psalm 99:1

The King Is HolyThe Lord reigns! Let the peoples tremble.
He is enthroned above the cherubim.
Let the earth quake.

2 Kings 19:15

Then Hezekiah prayed before the Lord:Lord God of Israel who is enthroned above the cherubim, You are God—You alone—of all the kingdoms of the earth. You made the heavens and the earth.

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

1 Samuel 4:4

So the people sent men to Shiloh to bring back the ark of the covenant of the Lord of Hosts, who dwells between the cherubim. Eli’s two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.

1 Kings 8:6-7

The priests brought the ark of the Lord's covenant to its place, into the inner sanctuary of the temple, to the most holy place beneath the wings of the cherubim. For the cherubim were spreading their wings over the place of the ark, so that the cherubim covered the ark and its poles from above.

2 Chronicles 5:7-8

The priests brought the ark of the Lord's covenant to its place, into the inner sanctuary of the temple, to the most holy place, beneath the wings of the cherubim. And the cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark so that the cherubim formed a cover above the ark and its poles.

Cherubim » Engaged in accomplishing the purposes of God

Ezekiel 1:15

When I looked at the living creatures, there was one wheel on the ground beside each creature that had four faces.

Ezekiel 10:9-11

I looked, and there were four wheels beside the cherubim, one wheel beside each cherub. The luster of the wheels was like the gleam of beryl. In appearance, all four had the same form, like a wheel within a wheel. When they moved, they would go in any of the four directions, without pivoting as they moved. But wherever the head faced, they would go in that direction, without pivoting as they went.

Ezekiel 10:16-17

When the cherubim moved, the wheels moved beside them, and when they lifted their wings to rise from the earth, even then the wheels did not veer away from them. When the cherubim stood still, the wheels stood still, and when they ascended, the wheels ascended with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in them.

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

Hebrews 9:5

The cherubim of glory were above it overshadowing the mercy seat. It is not possible to speak about these things in detail right now.

1 Kings 8:6-7

The priests brought the ark of the Lord's covenant to its place, into the inner sanctuary of the temple, to the most holy place beneath the wings of the cherubim. For the cherubim were spreading their wings over the place of the ark, so that the cherubim covered the ark and its poles from above.

2 Chronicles 5:7-8

The priests brought the ark of the Lord's covenant to its place, into the inner sanctuary of the temple, to the most holy place, beneath the wings of the cherubim. And the cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark so that the cherubim formed a cover 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,
soaring on the wings of the wind.

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

1 Kings 7:29

and on the frames between the cross-pieces were lions, oxen, and cherubim. On the cross-pieces there was a pedestal above, and below the lions and oxen were wreaths of hanging work.

1 Kings 7:36

He engraved cherubim, lions, and palm trees on the plates of its braces and on its frames, wherever each had space, with encircling wreaths.

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

1 Kings 6:32

The two doors were made of olive wood. He carved cherubim, palm trees, and flower blossoms on them and overlaid them with gold, hammering gold over the cherubim and palm trees.

1 Kings 6:35

He carved cherubim, palm trees, and flower blossoms on them and overlaid them with gold applied evenly over the carving.

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

Numbers 7:89

When Moses entered the tent of meeting to speak with the Lord, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim. He spoke to him that way.

Exodus 25:22

I will meet with you there above the mercy seat, between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the testimony; I will speak with you from there about all that I command you regarding the Israelites.

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

Ezekiel 10:5

The sound of the cherubim’s wings could be heard as far as the outer court; it was like the voice of God Almighty when He speaks.

Ezekiel 1:24

When they moved, I heard the sound of their wings like the roar of mighty waters, like the voice of the Almighty, and a sound of commotion like the noise of an army. When they stood still, they lowered their wings.

Cherubim » Animated by the spirit of God

Ezekiel 1:12

Each creature went straight ahead. Wherever the Spirit wanted to go, they went without turning as they moved.

Ezekiel 1:20

Wherever the Spirit wanted to go, the creatures went in the direction the Spirit was moving. The wheels rose alongside them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

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

Exodus 26:1

“You are to construct the tabernacle itself with 10 curtains. You must make them of finely spun linen, and blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, with a design of cherubim worked into them.

Exodus 26:31

“You are to make a veil of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen with a design of cherubim worked into it.

Cherubim » In the temple

1 Kings 6:23-29

In the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim 15 feet high out of olive wood. One wing of the [first] cherub was seven and a half feet long, and the other wing was seven and a half feet long. The wingspan was 15 feet from tip to tip. The second cherub also was 15 feet; both cherubim had the same size and shape. read more.
The first cherub's height was 15 feet and so was the second cherub's. Then he put the cherubim inside the inner temple. Since their wings were spread out, the first one's wing touched [one] wall while the second cherub's wing touched the other wall, and in the middle of the temple their wings were touching wing to wing. He also overlaid the cherubim with gold. He carved all the surrounding temple walls with carved engravings-cherubim, palm trees and flower blossoms-in both the inner and outer sanctuaries.

2 Chronicles 3:10-13

He made two cherubim of sculptured work, for the most holy place, and he overlaid them with gold. The overall length of the wings of the cherubim was 30 feet: the wing of one was seven and a half feet, touching the wall of the room; its other wing was seven and a half feet, touching the wing of the other cherub. The wing of the other cherub was seven and a half feet, touching the wall of the room; its other wing was seven and a half feet, reaching the wing of the other cherub. read more.
The wingspan of these cherubim was 30 feet. They stood on their feet and faced the larger room.

Cherubim » Figures of » On the walls

1 Kings 6:29-35

He carved all the surrounding temple walls with carved engravings-cherubim, palm trees and flower blossoms-in both the inner and outer sanctuaries. He overlaid the temple floor with gold in both the inner and outer sanctuaries. For the entrance of the inner sanctuary, he made olive wood doors. The pillars of the doorposts were five-sided. read more.
The two doors were made of olive wood. He carved cherubim, palm trees and flower blossoms on them and overlaid them with gold, hammering gold over the cherubim and palm trees. In the same way, he made four-sided olive wood doorposts for the sanctuary entrance. The two doors were made of cypress wood; the first door had two folding sides, and the second door had two folding panels. He carved cherubim, palm trees and flower blossoms on them and overlaid them with gold applied evenly over the carving.

2 Chronicles 3:7

He overlaid the temple—the beams, the thresholds, its walls and doors—with gold, and he carved cherubim on the walls.

Cherubim » In the tabernacle

Exodus 25:18-20

Make two cherubim of gold; make them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat. Make one cherub at one end and one cherub at the other end. Make the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat at its two ends. The cherubim are to have wings spread out above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and are to face one another. The faces of the cherubim should be toward the mercy seat.

Exodus 37:7-9

He made two cherubim of gold; he made them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat, one cherub at one end and one cherub at the other end. He made the cherubim [of one piece] with the mercy seat, [a cherub] at each end. They had wings spread out, covering the mercy seat with their wings and facing each other. The faces of the cherubim were looking toward the mercy seat.

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

2 Chronicles 3:14

He made the veil of blue, purple, and crimson yarn and fine linen, and he wove cherubim into it.

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

2 Chronicles 3:7

He overlaid the temple—the beams, the thresholds, its walls and doors—with gold, and he carved cherubim on the walls.

Cherubim » Figures of, embroidered » And on the curtain

Exodus 26:31

“You are to make a veil of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen with a design of cherubim worked into it.

Exodus 36:35

Then he made the veil with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen. He made it with a design of cherubim worked into it.

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

Exodus 25:18-20

Make two cherubim of gold; make them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat. Make one cherub at one end and one cherub at the other end. Make the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat at its two ends. The cherubim are to have wings spread out above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and are to face one another. The faces of the cherubim should be toward the mercy seat.

Cherubim » In ezekiel's vision of the temple

Ezekiel 41:18-20

carved with cherubim and palm trees. There was a palm tree between each pair of cherubim. Each cherub had two faces: a human face turned toward the palm tree on one side, and a lion's face turned toward it on the other. They were carved throughout the temple on all sides. Cherubim and palm trees were carved from the ground to the top of the entrance and on the wall of the great hall.

Ezekiel 41:25

Cherubim and palm trees were carved on the doors of the great hall like those carved on the walls. There was a wooden canopy outside, in front of the portico.

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

Exodus 26:1

“You are to construct the tabernacle itself with 10 curtains. You must make them of finely spun linen, and blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, with a design of cherubim worked into them.

Exodus 36:8

All the skilled craftsmen among those doing the work made the tabernacle with 10 curtains. Bezalel made them of finely spun linen, as well as blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, with a design of cherubim worked into them.

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

Exodus 26:31

“You are to make a veil of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen with a design of cherubim worked into it.

Cherubim » Placed at the entrance of eden

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

Cherubim » Figures of » On the lavers

1 Kings 7:29

and on the frames between the cross-pieces were lions, oxen, and cherubim. On the cross-pieces there was a pedestal above, and below the lions and oxen were wreaths of hanging work.

1 Kings 7:36

He engraved cherubim, lions, and palm trees on the plates of its braces and on its frames, wherever each had space, with encircling wreaths.

Cherubim » Called the cherubim of glory

Hebrews 9:5

The cherubim of glory were above it overshadowing the mercy seat. It is not possible to speak about these things in detail right now.

Cherubim » Figurative

Ezekiel 14:16

even if these three men were in it, as I live”—the declaration of the Lord God—“they could not deliver their sons or daughters. They alone would be delivered, but the land would be desolate.

Cherubim » Symbolical

Cherubim » Figures of » On the curtain

2 Chronicles 3:14

He made the veil of blue, purple, and crimson yarn and fine linen, and he wove cherubim into it.

Cherubim » Eastward of the garden of eden

Holy of holies » Contained » Cherubim

Exodus 25:18-22

Make two cherubim of gold; make them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat. Make one cherub at one end and one cherub at the other end. Make the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat at its two ends. The cherubim are to have wings spread out above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and are to face one another. The faces of the cherubim should be toward the mercy seat. read more.
Set the mercy seat on top of the ark and put the testimony that I will give you into the ark. I will meet with you there above the mercy seat, between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the testimony; I will speak with you from there about all that I command you regarding the Israelites.

1 Kings 6:23-28

In the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim 15 feet high out of olive wood. One wing of the [first] cherub was seven and a half feet long, and the other wing was seven and a half feet long. The wingspan was 15 feet from tip to tip. The second cherub also was 15 feet; both cherubim had the same size and shape. read more.
The first cherub's height was 15 feet and so was the second cherub's. Then he put the cherubim inside the inner temple. Since their wings were spread out, the first one's wing touched [one] wall while the second cherub's wing touched the other wall, and in the middle of the temple their wings were touching wing to wing. He also overlaid the cherubim with gold.

Topics on Cherubim

Cherubim Depicted

2;25;18

Make two cherubim of gold; make them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat.

Cherubim, As Decorations

2;26;1

“You are to construct the tabernacle itself with 10 curtains. You must make them of finely spun linen, and blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, with a design of cherubim worked into them.

Cherubim, At God's Throne

9;4;4

So the people sent men to Shiloh to bring back the ark of the covenant of the Lord of Hosts, who dwells between the cherubim. Eli’s two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.

Cherubim, Description of

26;1;4-14

I looked and there was a whirlwind coming from the north, a great cloud with fire flashing back and forth and brilliant light all around it. In the center of the fire, there was a gleam like amber.

Cherubim, Functions Of

1;3;22-24

The Lord God said, “Since man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil, he must not reach out, take from the tree of life, eat, and live forever.”

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