The living creatures moved backward and forward as quickly as flashes of lightning. Bible see other translations

“moved backward and forward as quickly as.” The text seems to be emphasizing how fast these cherubim could move, not how they were moving, as if they were constantly darting around. That would hardly seem appropriate considering the throne of God was on the platform they were carrying. From the vision we see that power and majesty of God, that when He wanted to, He could move like a flash of lightning, but He did not just keep darting back and forth.

Commentary for: Ezekiel 1:14