Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Esekiẹli 1

Ẹ̀dá alààyè àti ògo Olúwa

1Ní ọjọ́ karùn-ún, oṣù kẹrin tí mo di ọmọ ọgbọ̀n ọdún tí mo wà láàrín àwọn ìgbèkùn ní etí odò Kebari, àwọn ọ̀run ṣí sílẹ̀, mo sì rí ìran Ọlọ́run.

Ní ọjọ́ karùn-ún oṣù—tí ó jẹ́ ọdún karùn-ún ìgbèkùn ọba Jehoiakini— ni ọ̀rọ̀ Olúwa tọ àlùfáà Esekiẹli, ọmọ Busii wá, létí odò Kebari ni ilẹ̀ àwọn ará Babeli. Níbẹ̀ ni ọwọ́ Olúwa ti wà lára rẹ̀.

Mo wò, mo sì rí ìjì tó ń jà bọ̀ láti ìhà àríwá ìkùùkuu tó nípọn pẹ̀lú mọ̀nàmọ́ná ti n bù yẹ̀rì pẹ̀lú ìmọ́lẹ̀ rokoṣo tó yí i ká. Àárín iná náà rí bí ìgbà tí irin bá ń bẹ nínú iná, àti láàrín iná náà ni ohun tó dàbí ẹ̀dá alààyè mẹ́rin wà: Ìrísí wọn jẹ́ ti ènìyàn, ṣùgbọ́n ẹnìkọ̀ọ̀kan wọn ní ojú mẹ́rin àti ìyẹ́ apá mẹ́rin. Ẹsẹ̀ wọn sì tọ́; àtẹ́lẹsẹ̀ wọn sì rí bí ti ọmọ màlúù, wọ́n sì tàn bí awọ idẹ dídán. Ní abẹ́ ìyẹ́ wọn ní ẹ̀gbẹ́ mẹ́rẹ̀ẹ̀rin wọn ní ọwọ́ ènìyàn. Gbogbo àwọn mẹ́rẹ̀ẹ̀rin ní ojú àti àwọn ìyẹ́, ìyẹ́ wọn kan ara wọn. Bẹ́ẹ̀ ní ọ̀kọ̀ọ̀kan wọn kò padà lọ́nà ibi tí ó ń lọ; ṣùgbọ́n wọ́n ń lọ tààrà ni.

10 Báyìí ni ìrísí ojú àwọn ẹ̀dá alààyè yìí: ọ̀kọ̀ọ̀kan wọn ní ojú ènìyàn, ní apá ọ̀tún wọn, wọ́n ní ojú kìnnìún ní ìhà ọ̀tún, wọ́n ní ojú màlúù ní ìhà òsì, ọ̀kọ̀ọ̀kan wọ́n sì tún ní ojú ẹyẹ idì. 11 Báyìí ni àpèjúwe ojú wọ́n. Ìyẹ́ wọn gbé sókè; ọ̀kọ̀ọ̀kan wọn ní ìyẹ́ méjì, ìyẹ́ ọ̀kan sì kan ti èkejì ni ẹ̀gbẹ̀ẹ̀gbẹ́, ìyẹ́ méjì tó sì tún bo ara wọn. 12 Olúkúlùkù wọn ń lọ tààrà. Níbikíbi tí èmi bá ń lọ, ni àwọn náà ń lọ, láì wẹ̀yìn bí wọ́n ti ń lọ. 13 Ìrísí àwọn ẹ̀dá alààyè yìí dàbí ẹyin iná tí ń jó tàbí bí i iná fìtílà. Iná tó ń jó ń lọ sókè lọ sódò láàrín àwọn ẹ̀dá alààyè; iná yìí mọ́lẹ̀ rokoṣo, ó sì ń bù yẹ̀rì yẹ̀rì jáde lára rẹ̀. 14 Àwọn ẹ̀dá alààyè yìí sì ń sáré lọ sókè lọ sódò bí i ìtànṣán àrá.

15 Bí mo ti ń wo àwọn ẹ̀dá alààyè yìí, mo rí kẹ̀kẹ́ ní ilẹ̀ ni ẹ̀gbẹ́ ọ̀kọ̀ọ̀kan àwọn ẹ̀dá alààyè wọ̀nyí pẹ̀lú ojú rẹ̀ mẹ́rẹ̀ẹ̀rin. 16 Àpèjúwe àti ìrísí àwọn kẹ̀kẹ́ náà nìyìí: kẹ̀kẹ́ mẹ́rẹ̀ẹ̀rin rí bákan náà, wọ́n sì ń tàn yinrin yinrin bí i kirisoleti, ọ̀kọ̀ọ̀kan àwọn kẹ̀kẹ́ yìí rí bí i ìgbà tí a fi kẹ̀kẹ́ bọ kẹ̀kẹ́ nínú. 17 Àwọn kẹ̀kẹ́ yìí ń yí bí wọ́n ti ń yí, wọ́n ń lọ tààrà sí ibi tí ọ̀kọ̀ọ̀kan àwọn ẹ̀dá alààyè kọjú sí, kẹ̀kẹ́ wọn kò sì yapa bí àwọn ẹ̀dá náà ti n lọ. 18 Àwọn ríìmù wọ́n ga, wọ́n sì ba ni lẹ́rù, àwọn ríìmù mẹ́rẹ̀ẹ̀rin sì jẹ́ kìkìdá ojú yíká.

19 Bí àwọn ẹ̀dá bá ń rìn, kẹ̀kẹ́ ẹ̀gbẹ́ wọn náà yóò rìn, bí wọ́n fò sókè, kẹ̀kẹ́ náà yóò fò sókè. 20 Ibikíbi tí ẹ̀mí bá ń lọ, kẹ̀kẹ́ wọn yóò sì bá wọn lọ, nítorí pé ẹ̀mí àwọn ẹ̀dá alààyè yìí wà nínú kẹ̀kẹ́ wọn. 21 Bí àwọn ẹ̀dá yìí bá ń lọ, kẹ̀kẹ́ náà yóò lọ; bí wọ́n bá dúró jẹ́ẹ́ kẹ̀kẹ́ náà yóò dúró jẹ́ẹ́, bẹ́ẹ̀ sì ni bí àwọn ẹ̀dá yìí bá dìde nílẹ̀, àwọn kẹ̀kẹ́ yìí yóò dìde pẹ̀lú wọn, nítorí pé ẹ̀mí ẹ̀dá alààyè wọ̀nyí wà nínú àwọn kẹ̀kẹ́.

22 Ohun tí ó dàbí òfúrufú ràn bo orí àwọn ẹ̀dá alààyè wọ̀nyí, ó ń tàn yinrin yinrin bí i yìnyín, ó sì ba ni lẹ́rù. 23 Ìyẹ́ wọn sì tọ́ lábẹ́ òfúrufú, èkínní sí èkejì, ọ̀kọ̀ọ̀kan wọn sì ní ìyẹ́ méjì méjì tí ó bo ara wọn. 24 Nígbà tí àwọn ẹ̀dá náà gbéra, mo gbọ́ ariwo ìyẹ́ wọn tó bolẹ̀ bí i ríru omi, bí i ohùn Olódùmarè, bí i híhó àwọn jagunjagun. Nígbà tí wọ́n dúró jẹ́ẹ́, wọ́n sì rẹ ìyẹ́ wọn sílẹ̀.

25 Bí wọ́n ṣe dúró tí wọ́n sì rẹ ìyẹ́ wọn sílẹ̀, ohùn kan jáde láti inú òfúrufú tó rán bò wọ́n. 26 Lókè àwọ̀ òfúrufú tó borí wọn yìí ni ohun tí ó ní ìrísí ìtẹ́. Ìtẹ́ náà dàbí òkúta safire, lókè ní orí ìtẹ́ ní ohun tó dàbí ènìyàn wà. 27 Láti ibi ìbàdí ènìyàn náà dé òkè, o dàbí irin tí ń kọ yànrànyànràn. O dàbí pe kìkì iná ni, láti ibi ìbàdí rẹ dé ìsàlẹ̀ dàbí iná tó mọ́lẹ̀ yí i ká. 28 Ìmọ́lẹ̀ tó yí i ká yìí dàbí ìrísí òṣùmàrè tó yọ nínú àwọsánmọ̀ ní ọjọ́ òjò, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni ìmọ́lẹ̀ tò yí i ká.

Báyìí ni ìrísí ògo Olúwa. Nígbà tí mo rí i, mo dojúbolẹ̀, mo sì gbọ́ ohùn ẹnìkan tó ń sọ̀rọ̀.

The Message

Ezekiel 1

Wheels Within Wheels, Like a Gyroscope

1When I was thirty years of age, I was living with the exiles on the Kebar River. On the fifth day of the fourth month, the sky opened up and I saw visions of God.

2-3 (It was the fifth day of the month in the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin that God’s Word came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, on the banks of the Kebar River in the country of Babylon. God’s hand came upon him that day.)

4-9 I looked: I saw an immense dust storm come from the north, an immense cloud with lightning flashing from it, a huge ball of fire glowing like bronze. Within the fire were what looked like four creatures vibrant with life. Each had the form of a human being, but each also had four faces and four wings. Their legs were as sturdy and straight as columns, but their feet were hoofed like those of a calf and sparkled from the fire like burnished bronze. On all four sides under their wings they had human hands. All four had both faces and wings, with the wings touching one another. They turned neither one way nor the other; they went straight forward.

10-12 Their faces looked like this: In front a human face, on the right side the face of a lion, on the left the face of an ox, and in back the face of an eagle. So much for the faces. The wings were spread out with the tips of one pair touching the creature on either side; the other pair of wings covered its body. Each creature went straight ahead. Wherever the spirit went, they went. They didn’t turn as they went.

13-14 The four creatures looked like a blazing fire, or like fiery torches. Tongues of fire shot back and forth between the creatures, and out of the fire, bolts of lightning. The creatures flashed back and forth like strikes of lightning.

15-16 As I watched the four creatures, I saw something that looked like a wheel on the ground beside each of the four-faced creatures. This is what the wheels looked like: They were identical wheels, sparkling like diamonds in the sun. It looked like they were wheels within wheels, like a gyroscope.

17-21 They went in any one of the four directions they faced, but straight, not veering off. The rims were immense, circled with eyes. When the living creatures went, the wheels went; when the living creatures lifted off, the wheels lifted off. Wherever the spirit went, they went, the wheels sticking right with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. When the creatures went, the wheels went; when the creatures stopped, the wheels stopped; when the creatures lifted off, the wheels lifted off, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

22-24 Over the heads of the living creatures was something like a dome, shimmering like a sky full of cut glass, vaulted over their heads. Under the dome one set of wings was extended toward the others, with another set of wings covering their bodies. When they moved I heard their wings—it was like the roar of a great waterfall, like the voice of The Strong God, like the noise of a battlefield. When they stopped, they folded their wings.

25-28 And then, as they stood with folded wings, there was a voice from above the dome over their heads. Above the dome there was something that looked like a throne, sky-blue like a sapphire, with a humanlike figure towering above the throne. From what I could see, from the waist up he looked like burnished bronze and from the waist down like a blazing fire. Brightness everywhere! The way a rainbow springs out of the sky on a rainy day—that’s what it was like. It turned out to be the Glory of God!

When I saw all this, I fell to my knees, my face to the ground. Then I heard a voice.