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35 Bible Verses about Cherubim

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Ezekiel 10:14

And {each one had four faces}; the face of the one [was] the face of a cherub, and the face of the second [was the] face of a human, and the face of the third [was the] face of a lion, and the fourth [was the] face of an eagle.

Ezekiel 28:14

You were [an] anointed guardian cherub, and I placed you on {God's holy mountain}; you walked in the midst of stones of fire.

Ezekiel 10:9

And I saw, and look, four wheels beside the cherubim, {one wheel beside each cherub}, and the appearance of the wheels [was] like [the] outward appearance of {turquoise stone}.

Psalm 18:10

And he mounted a cherub and flew, and he swooped down on wings of wind.

Isaiah 6:2

Seraphs [were] standing above him. {Each had six wings}: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.

Exodus 25:20

And the cherubim will be [with] outspread wings above, covering with their wings over the atonement cover {and facing each other}; the faces of the cherubim will be toward the atonement cover.

Ezekiel 1:6

and {each had four faces}, and {each of them had four wings}.

Ezekiel 10:5

And the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard {as far as} the outer courtyard; [it was] like the voice of God Shaddai {when he speaks}.

Ezekiel 10:12

And {their whole body}, and their rims, and their spokes, and their wings, and the wheels [were] full of eyes [all] around--{the wheels for the four of them}.

Exodus 25:18

And you will make two cherubim of gold; you will make them of hammered work at the two ends of the atonement cover.

Hebrews 9:5

And above it [were] the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat, about which it is not now [possible] to speak in detail.

Ezekiel 10:15

And the cherubim rose; that is, the living creatures that I saw at the {Kebar River}.

Ezekiel 10:8

And [there] appeared for the cherubim [the] form of {a human hand} under their wings.

Ezekiel 10:18

And the glory of Yahweh went out from the threshold of the temple, and it stood above the cherubim.

Exodus 25:19

And make one cherub {at one end} and one cherub {at the other end} of the atonement cover; you will make the cherubim on its two ends.

1 Kings 8:7

for the cherubim [were] spreading their wings over the place of the ark. The cherubim overshadowed the ark and its poles from above.

Exodus 25:22

And I will meet you there, and I will speak with you from over the atonement cover, from between the two cherubim that [are to be] on the ark of the testimony--all that I will command you to the {Israelites}.

2 Chronicles 3:11

The length of the [outstretched] wings of the cherubim [were] twenty cubits; one wing of five cubits touched the wall of the house, and the other wing of five cubits [was] touching the [outstretched] wing of the other cherub.

Ezekiel 10:2

And he spoke to the man clothed in linen and said, "Go {in among the wheel area under the cherubim} and fill the hollow of your hands [with] coals of fire from among the cherubim, and toss [them] on the city." And he went [right] before my eyes.

Ezekiel 10:16

And {when the cherubim went}, the wheels beside them went; and {when the cherubim lifted their wings to rise up from the earth}, the wheels also did not turn aside from beside them.

Ezekiel 11:22

Then the cherubim lifted up their wings, and their wheels [were] beside them, and the glory of the God of Israel {was over them}.

Exodus 37:9

And the cherubim were [with] outspread wings above, covering with their wings over the atonement cover {and facing each other}; the faces of the cherubim were toward the atonement cover.

Ezekiel 9:3

And the glory of the God of Israel lifted itself up from upon the cherub that he was on [and went] to the threshold of the house, and he called to the man who [was] clothed in linen {with a scribal writing case at his side}.

Ezekiel 10:4

And the glory of Yahweh rose up from on the cherub toward the threshold of the house, and the house was filled with the cloud, and the courtyard was filled with the brightness of the glory of Yahweh.

Revelation 4:8

And the four living creatures, {each one} of them, had six wings apiece, full of eyes around and inside, and they do not have rest day and night, saying, "Holy, holy, holy [is] the Lord God All-Powerful, the one who was and the one who is and the one who is coming!"

Exodus 26:31

"And you will make a curtain of blue and purple and crimson [yarns] and finely twisted linen, [the] work of a skilled craftsman; he will make it [with] cherubim.

Isaiah 37:16

"Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel {who is enthroned on} the cherubim, you [are] the one, God by yourself, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you are the one who made the heavens and the earth.

From Thematic Bible


Cherubim » Images of

Numbers 7:89

And when Moses came to the tent of assembly to speak with him, he would hear the voice speaking to him from the atonement cover, which [is] on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim, and he would speak to him.

Exodus 25:18

And you will make two cherubim of gold; you will make them of hammered work at the two ends of the atonement cover.

1 Kings 6:35

He carved cherubim and palm tree images and budding flowers and overlaid them with gold evenly applied on the carved work.

Exodus 37:9

And the cherubim were [with] outspread wings above, covering with their wings over the atonement cover {and facing each other}; the faces of the cherubim were toward the atonement cover.

1 Samuel 4:4

So the army sent to Shiloh and brought from there the ark of the covenant of Yahweh of hosts who sits [between] the cherubim. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, [were] there with the ark of the covenant of God.

Cherubim » The glory of God exhibited upon

Ezekiel 1:22

Now [the] likeness above the heads of the living creatures [was] an expanse like the outward appearance of {awesome} {ice} spread out above their heads {upward}.

Ezekiel 1:26-28

And from above the expanse that [was] above their heads [there was] the likeness of a throne, {looking like a sapphire}, and above the likeness of the throne [was] a likeness similar to [the] appearance of a human on it, [but] {above it}. And I saw [something] like [the] outward appearance of amber, [something] like [the] appearance of fire, [with] a covering around [it], from the likeness of his loins and {upward}. And from the likeness of his loins and {downward} I saw [something] like [the] appearance of fire, and {it was radiant all around}. Like the appearance of a bow that is in the cloud on {a rainy day}, such [was] the radiance around it; [thus was] the appearance of the likeness of the glory of Yahweh. And I saw, and I fell on my face, and I heard a voice speaking.

Ezekiel 10:4

And the glory of Yahweh rose up from on the cherub toward the threshold of the house, and the house was filled with the cloud, and the courtyard was filled with the brightness of the glory of Yahweh.

Ezekiel 10:18

And the glory of Yahweh went out from the threshold of the temple, and it stood above the cherubim.

Ezekiel 10:20

This [was] the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel at the {Kebar River}, and I knew that they [were] cherubim.

Cherubim » Angelic

Ezekiel 10:20

This [was] the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel at the {Kebar River}, and I knew that they [were] cherubim.

Ezekiel 10:5

And the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard {as far as} the outer courtyard; [it was] like the voice of God Shaddai {when he speaks}.

Ezekiel 11:22

Then the cherubim lifted up their wings, and their wheels [were] beside them, and the glory of the God of Israel {was over them}.

Cherubim » Of gold » God's presence manifested between

2 Samuel 6:2

David got up and went and all the people who [were] with him, from Baale-judah to bring up from there the ark of God which [is] called the name, the name of Yahweh of hosts, {upon which the cherubim sit}.

Psalm 99:1

Yahweh is king; let [the] peoples tremble. [He] sits enthroned [between the] cherubim. Let the earth shake.

2 Kings 19:15

Then Hezekiah prayed before the face of Yahweh and said, "O Yahweh, God of Israel who lives [above] the cherubim. You [are] God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the world; you have made the heavens and the earth.

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

1 Samuel 4:4

So the army sent to Shiloh and brought from there the ark of the covenant of Yahweh of hosts who sits [between] the cherubim. And the two sons of Eli, 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 covenant of Yahweh to its place in the inner sanctuary of the house, to the {most holy place}, under the wings of the cherubim, for the cherubim [were] spreading their wings over the place of the ark. The cherubim overshadowed the ark and its poles from above.

2 Chronicles 5:7-8

Then the priests brought up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh to its place in the inner sanctuary of the house, into {the most holy place}, underneath the wings of the cherubim. The cherubim were spreading [their] wings over the place of the ark, so that the cherubim were covering the ark and over its poles [from] above.

Cherubim » Engaged in accomplishing the purposes of God

Ezekiel 1:15

And I saw the living creatures, and look! A wheel was on the earth beside {each of the living creatures that had four faces}.

Ezekiel 10:9-11

And I saw, and look, four wheels beside the cherubim, {one wheel beside each cherub}, and the appearance of the wheels [was] like [the] outward appearance of {turquoise stone}. Their appearance {was the same for each of the four of them}, as if the wheel was in the midst of a wheel. {When they went} to the four of their directions [that] they went, they did not change direction {when they went}, for the place [to] which the head turned, they went behind him; they did not change direction at their going.

Ezekiel 10:16-17

And {when the cherubim went}, the wheels beside them went; and {when the cherubim lifted their wings to rise up from the earth}, the wheels also did not turn aside from beside them. {When they stood}, they stood, and at their rising, they rose 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

And above it [were] the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat, about which it is not now [possible] to speak in detail.

1 Kings 8:6-7

The priests brought the ark of the covenant of Yahweh to its place in the inner sanctuary of the house, to the {most holy place}, under the wings of the cherubim, for the cherubim [were] spreading their wings over the place of the ark. The cherubim overshadowed the ark and its poles from above.

2 Chronicles 5:7-8

Then the priests brought up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh to its place in the inner sanctuary of the house, into {the most holy place}, underneath the wings of the cherubim. The cherubim were spreading [their] wings over the place of the ark, so that the cherubim were covering the ark and over its poles [from] above.

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

2 Samuel 22:11

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

Psalm 18:10

And he mounted a cherub and flew, and he swooped down on wings of wind.

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

1 Kings 7:29

and on the frames which [were] between the crossbars [were] lions, oxen, and cherubim. On the crossbars both above and beneath the lions and oxen [were] works of cascading wreaths.

1 Kings 7:36

He engraved on the plates, on its supports, and on its frame cherubim, lions and images of a palm tree, according to the space for each, with wreaths all around.

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

1 Kings 6:32

[On] the two doors of olive wood he made carvings of cherubim and palm tree images and budding flowers, and he overlaid them with gold {by beating} out the gold on the cherubim and the palm tree images.

1 Kings 6:35

He carved cherubim and palm tree images and budding flowers and overlaid them 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 came to the tent of assembly to speak with him, he would hear the voice speaking to him from the atonement cover, which [is] on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim, and he would speak to him.

Exodus 25:22

And I will meet you there, and I will speak with you from over the atonement cover, from between the two cherubim that [are to be] on the ark of the testimony--all that I will command you 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 {as far as} the outer courtyard; [it was] like the voice of God Shaddai {when he speaks}.

Ezekiel 1:24

And I heard the sound of their wings like [the] sound of many waters, like the voice of Shaddai, [and] {when they moved} [there was] a sound of tumult like [the] sound of an army; {when they stood still} they lowered their wings.

Cherubim » Animated by the spirit of God

Ezekiel 1:12

And each {went straight forward}; {wherever the spirit went} they went, [and] {they did not turn as they went}.

Ezekiel 1:20

{Wherever} the spirit went they would go there, and the wheels rose, for the spirit of the living creatures [was] in the wheels.

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

Exodus 26:1

"And the tabernacle you will make [with] ten curtains; you will make them of finely twisted linen and blue and purple and crimson [yarns], [with] cherubim, the work of a skilled craftsman.

Exodus 26:31

"And you will make a curtain of blue and purple and crimson [yarns] and finely twisted linen, [the] work of a skilled craftsman; he will make it [with] cherubim.

Cherubim » In the temple

1 Kings 6:23-29

He made two cherubim of olive wood for the inner sanctuary, ten cubits high. Five cubits [was] the first wing of the cherub, and five cubits the second wing of the cherub, from the tip of his [one] wing up to the tip of his [other] wing. The second cherub [was] ten cubits [according to] {the same} measurement, and [there] was one shape for the two cherubim. read more.
The height of the first cherub [was] ten cubits and so [was] the second cherub. He placed the cherubim in the middle of the inner house, and they spread out the wings of the cherubim; the wing of the first cherub touched against the wall and the wing of the second cherub [was] touching against the second wall; their wings [spread] to the middle of the house [and were] touching wing to wing. He also overlaid the cherubim with gold. On all of the walls around the house, he carved engravings of cherubim and palm tree images and budding flowers both inside and out.

2 Chronicles 3:10-13

And he made two sculpted wood cherubim in {the most holy place}, and he overlaid them with gold. The length of the [outstretched] wings of the cherubim [were] twenty cubits; one wing of five cubits touched the wall of the house, and the other wing of five cubits [was] touching the [outstretched] wing of the other cherub. And the wing of five cubits of the other cherub [was] touching the wall of the house, and its other wing five cubits long touching the wing of the first cherub. read more.
The wings of these cherubim extended twenty cubits, and they were standing on their feet, their faces toward the house.

Cherubim » Figures of » On the walls

1 Kings 6:29-35

On all of the walls around the house, he carved engravings of cherubim and palm tree images and budding flowers both inside and out. He overlaid the floor of the house with gold both inside and out. He made doors of olive wood for the doorway of the inner sanctuary, [as well as for] the doorpost of the fifth doorframe. read more.
[On] the two doors of olive wood he made carvings of cherubim and palm tree images and budding flowers, and he overlaid them with gold {by beating} out the gold on the cherubim and the palm tree images. Thus he made doorframes of olive wood on four sides for the doorway of the main hall and two doors of cypress wood; one door [with] two folding panels and the second door [with] two folding panels. He carved cherubim and palm tree images and budding flowers and overlaid them with gold evenly applied on the carved work.

2 Chronicles 3:7

And he overlaid the house with gold--the beams, the thresholds, the walls, and the doors. And he carved cherubim upon the walls.

Cherubim » In the tabernacle

Exodus 25:18-20

And you will make two cherubim of gold; you will make them of hammered work at the two ends of the atonement cover. And make one cherub {at one end} and one cherub {at the other end} of the atonement cover; you will make the cherubim on its two ends. And the cherubim will be [with] outspread wings above, covering with their wings over the atonement cover {and facing each other}; the faces of the cherubim will be toward the atonement cover.

Exodus 37:7-9

And he made two cherubim of gold; he made them of hammered work at the two ends of the atonement cover. One cherub [was] {at one end}, and one cherub [was] {at the other end} of the atonement cover; he made the cherubim at its two ends. And the cherubim were [with] outspread wings above, covering with their wings over the atonement cover {and facing each other}; the faces of the cherubim were toward the atonement cover.

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

2 Chronicles 3:14

And he made the curtain of blue and purple and crimson and fine linen, and put cherubim on it.

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

2 Chronicles 3:7

And he overlaid the house with gold--the beams, the thresholds, the walls, and the doors. And he carved cherubim upon the walls.

Cherubim » Figures of, embroidered » And on the curtain

Exodus 26:31

"And you will make a curtain of blue and purple and crimson [yarns] and finely twisted linen, [the] work of a skilled craftsman; he will make it [with] cherubim.

Exodus 36:35

And he made the curtain of blue and purple and crimson [yarns] and finely twisted linen, [the] work of a craftsman; he made it [with] cherubim.

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

Exodus 25:18-20

And you will make two cherubim of gold; you will make them of hammered work at the two ends of the atonement cover. And make one cherub {at one end} and one cherub {at the other end} of the atonement cover; you will make the cherubim on its two ends. And the cherubim will be [with] outspread wings above, covering with their wings over the atonement cover {and facing each other}; the faces of the cherubim will be toward the atonement cover.

Cherubim » In ezekiel's vision of the temple

Ezekiel 41:18-20

and [it was] made of cherubim and palm tree images; a palm tree image between cherub and cherub, and {the cherub had two faces}. And [the] face of a human {was toward} the palm tree image {on the one side}, and [the] face of a fierce strong lion {faced} the palm tree image {on the other side}; {this work was executed} for the entire temple {all the way around}. From the ground up to {above} the doorway, the cherubim and the palm tree images [were] made, and [also] the [outer] wall of the temple.

Ezekiel 41:25

And cherubim [were] made on them, that is, on the doors of the temple and palm tree images like {the ones prepared for the walls}; and [an] overhang [of] wood [was] on the surface of the porticos on the outside.

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

Exodus 26:1

"And the tabernacle you will make [with] ten curtains; you will make them of finely twisted linen and blue and purple and crimson [yarns], [with] cherubim, the work of a skilled craftsman.

Exodus 36:8

And all who were skilled of heart among the doers of the work made the tabernacle [with] ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue and purple and crimson [yarns], [with] cherubim; he made them, the work of a skilled craftsman.

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

Exodus 26:31

"And you will make a curtain of blue and purple and crimson [yarns] and finely twisted linen, [the] work of a skilled craftsman; he will make it [with] cherubim.

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 which [were] between the crossbars [were] lions, oxen, and cherubim. On the crossbars both above and beneath the lions and oxen [were] works of cascading wreaths.

1 Kings 7:36

He engraved on the plates, on its supports, and on its frame cherubim, lions and images of a palm tree, according to the space for each, with wreaths all around.

Cherubim » Called the cherubim of glory

Hebrews 9:5

And above it [were] the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat, about which it is not now [possible] to speak in detail.

Cherubim » Figurative

Ezekiel 14:16

[even if] these three men [were] in the midst of it, {as surely as I live}," {declares} the Lord Yahweh, "surely they will not save sons and daughters; {they themselves alone}, they will be saved, but the land will be desolation.

Cherubim » Symbolical

Cherubim » Figures of » On the curtain

2 Chronicles 3:14

And he made the curtain of blue and purple and crimson and fine linen, and put cherubim on it.

Cherubim » Eastward of the garden of eden

Holy of holies » Contained » Cherubim

Exodus 25:18-22

And you will make two cherubim of gold; you will make them of hammered work at the two ends of the atonement cover. And make one cherub {at one end} and one cherub {at the other end} of the atonement cover; you will make the cherubim on its two ends. And the cherubim will be [with] outspread wings above, covering with their wings over the atonement cover {and facing each other}; the faces of the cherubim will be toward the atonement cover. read more.
And you will put the atonement cover above onto the ark, and into the ark you will put the testimony that I will give you. And I will meet you there, and I will speak with you from over the atonement cover, from between the two cherubim that [are to be] on the ark of the testimony--all that I will command you to the {Israelites}.

1 Kings 6:23-28

He made two cherubim of olive wood for the inner sanctuary, ten cubits high. Five cubits [was] the first wing of the cherub, and five cubits the second wing of the cherub, from the tip of his [one] wing up to the tip of his [other] wing. The second cherub [was] ten cubits [according to] {the same} measurement, and [there] was one shape for the two cherubim. read more.
The height of the first cherub [was] ten cubits and so [was] the second cherub. He placed the cherubim in the middle of the inner house, and they spread out the wings of the cherubim; the wing of the first cherub touched against the wall and the wing of the second cherub [was] touching against the second wall; their wings [spread] to the middle of the house [and were] touching wing to wing. He also overlaid the cherubim with gold.

Topics on Cherubim

Cherubim Depicted

2;25;18

And you will make two cherubim of gold; you will make them of hammered work at the two ends of the atonement cover.

Cherubim, As Decorations

2;26;1

"And the tabernacle you will make [with] ten curtains; you will make them of finely twisted linen and blue and purple and crimson [yarns], [with] cherubim, the work of a skilled craftsman.

Cherubim, At God's Throne

9;4;4

So the army sent to Shiloh and brought from there the ark of the covenant of Yahweh of hosts who sits [between] the cherubim. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, [were] there with the ark of the covenant of God.

Cherubim, Description of

26;1;4-14

And I looked, and look! A storm wind [was] coming from the north, a great cloud, and fire flashing back and forth, and brightness around [and] {within it}, and from its midst [it was] like [the] outward appearance of amber stone from the midst of the fire.

Cherubim, Functions Of

1;3;22-24

And Yahweh God said, "Look--the man has become as one of us, to know good and evil. {What if} he stretches out his hand and takes also from the tree of life and eats, and lives forever?"