Ezekiel 1 ©

1The time of Ezekiel's prophecy by the river Chebar. 4His vision of four cherubims and four wheels, 26and of the glory of God above them.


NOW it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as aI was among the 1captives by the river of bChebar, that cthe heavens were opened, and dI saw visions of God.

b ch. 3.15,23.

In the fifth day of the month, which was the efifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,


The fword of the LORD came expressly unto 2Ezekiel gthe priest, the son of Buzi, hin the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and ithe hand of the LORD was there upon him.

g Je. 1.1.

¶And I looked, and, behold, a jwhirlwind came out of the north, ka great cloud, and a fire 3*infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as lthe colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

l v.13,27. ch. 8.2. Re. 1.15.

Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of mfour living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.


And every one had nfour faces, and every one had ofour wings.


And ptheir feet were 4straight feet; and qthe sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of r*burnished brass.

r Da. 10.6. Re. 1.15. Ps. 104.4. v.13. Ps. 69.9.

And they had sthe hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.


Their wings were tjoined one to another; uthey turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.

u v.12. ch. 10.11,12,17. Lu. 9.62.

As for the likeness of their faces, vthey four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.


Thus were their faces: and wtheir wings were 5stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two xcovered their bodies.

w v.23,24. ch. 10.16. Is. 6.2.

And ythey went every one straight forward: zwhither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.


As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was alike burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: bit went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.


And the living creatures cran and returned as the appearance of da flash of lightning.


¶Now eas I beheld the living creatures, behold fone wheel gupon the earth by the living creatures, with his hfour faces.

e ch. 10.2,6.
f v.16,19,20. ch. 10.9.
g v.20,21. ch. 10.17.
h v.6,10. Re. 4.7.

The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto ithe colour of a beryl: and they four jhad one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were ka wheel in the middle of a wheel.

k Ps. 104.24. Ro. 11.33. Ps. 36.6; 92.5.

When they went, they went upon their four sides: and lthey turned not when they went.


As for their rings, mthey were so high that they were dreadful; and their 6rings were nfull of eyes round about them four.


And owhen the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.

o ch. 10.16,17. v.15,20. Ezr. 1.5. Is. 55.11. ch. 37.10. Zec. 11.8; 4.6.

pWhithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: qfor the spirit 7of the living creature was in the wheels.

p v.12. ch. 10.17. 1Co. 14.32.

rWhen those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit 8of the living creature was in the wheels.


And sthe likeness of the *firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the tterrible ucrystal, stretched forth vover their heads above.

u Re. 4.6.

And under the *firmament were wtheir wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and xevery one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies.

w v.11,12,24.

And when they went, yI heard zthe noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the avoice of bthe Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of can host: when they dstood, they let down their wings.

y Ho. 14.9. Mat. 13.11. Re. 2.7. ch. 3.27.
d Ps. 103.20. v.25.

And there was ea voice from the *firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.

e v.28. ch. 2.1-3.

¶And above the *firmament that was fover their heads was the glikeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of ha man above upon it.


And I saw ias the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.


As jthe appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the klikeness of the glory of the LORD. lAnd when I saw it, mI fell upon my face, and nI heard a voice of one that spake.