Ezekiel 1 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
1 1 The time wherein Ezekiel prophesied, in what place. 3 His kindred. 5 The vision of the four beasts. 26 The vision of the throne.
1 It came to pass in the [a]thirtieth year in the fourth month, and in the fifth day of the month (as I was among the captives by the river [b]Chebar) that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of [c]GOD.
2 In the fifth day of the month (which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin’s captivity)
3 The word of the Lord came unto Ezekiel the Priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans, by the river Chebar, where the [d]hand of the Lord was upon him.
4 And I looked, and behold, a [e]whirlwind came out of the North, a great cloud and a fire wrapped about it, and a brightness was about it, and in the midst thereof, to wit, in the midst of the fire came out as the likeness of [f]amber.
5 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of [g]four beasts, and this was their form: they had the appearance of a man,
6 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.
7 And their feet were straight feet, and the sole of their feet was like the soles of a calf’s foot, and they sparkled like the appearance of bright brass.
8 And the hands of a man came out from under their wings in the four parts of them, and they four had their faces, and their wings.
9 They where [h]joined by their wings one to another, and when they went forth, they returned not, but every one went straight forward.
10 And the similitude of their faces was as [i]the face of a man: and they four had the face of a lion on the right side, and they four had the face of a bullock on the left side: they four also had the face of an Eagle.
11 Thus were their faces: but their wings were spread out above: two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.
12 And every one went straight forward: they went whither their [j]spirit led them, and they returned not when they went forth.
13 The similitude also of the beasts, and their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: for the fire ran among the beasts, and the fire gave a glister, and out of the fire there went lightning.
14 And the beasts ran, and [k]returned like unto lightning.
15 Now as I beheld the beasts, behold, a wheel appeared upon the earth by the beasts, having four faces.
16 The fashion of the wheels and their work was like unto a [l]Chrysolite: and they four had one form, and their fashion and their work was as one wheel in another wheel.
17 When they went, they went upon their four sides, and they returned not when they went.
18 They had also [m]rings, and height, and were fearful to behold, and their rings were full of eyes, round about them four.
19 And when the beasts went, the wheels went with them: and when the beasts were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
20 Whither their spirit led them, they went, and thither did the spirit of the wheels lead them, and the wheels were lifted up besides them: for the spirit of the beasts was in the wheels.
21 When the beasts went, they went, and when they stood, they stood, and when they were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up besides them: for the spirit of the beasts was in the wheels.
22 And the similitude of the firmament upon the heads of the beasts was wonderful, like unto crystal spread over their heads above.
23 And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two which covered them, and every one had two which covered their bodies.
24 And when they went forth, I heard the noise of their [n]wings, like the noise of great waters, and as the voice of the Almighty, even the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: even when they stood, they [o]let down their wings.
25 And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.
26 And above the firmament that was over their heads, was the fashion of a throne like unto a Sapphire stone, and upon the similitude of the throne was by appearance, as the similitude of a man above upon it.
27 And I saw as the appearance of amber, and as the similitude of fire [p]round about within it to look too, even from his loins upward: and to look too, even from his loins downward, I saw as a likeness of fire, and brightness round about it.
28 As the likeness of the bow, that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the light round about.
29 This was the appearance of the similitude of the glory of the Lord: and when I saw it, I fell [q]upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.
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