Yitro: Chapter 16

"On eagles' wings"


"You have seen what I did to Egypt and how I bore you on eagles' wings." This section tells us by way of analogy with the eagle that God is merciful to His own children, but uses severe judgment with the heathen nations. In the vision of Ezekiel the face of man includes the face of a lion and the face of an ox, with the face of the eagle - mercy - between them and combining them.