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.

New International Reader's Version

Ezekiel 1

The Lord Gives Ezekiel Visions of His Glory

1I was 30 years old. I was with my people. We had been taken away from our country. We were by the Kebar River in the land of Babylon. On the fifth day of the fourth month, the heavens were opened. I saw visions of God.

It was the fifth day of the month. Jehoiachin had been king of Judah. It was the fifth year since he had been brought to Babylon as a prisoner. A message from the Lord came to me. I was by the Kebar River in Babylon. The power of the Lord came on me there. I am Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi.

I looked up and saw a windstorm coming from the north. I saw a huge cloud. The fire of lightning was flashing out of it. Bright light surrounded it. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal. I saw in the fire something that looked like four living creatures. They appeared to have the shape of a human being. But each of them had four faces and four wings. Their legs were straight. Their feet looked like the feet of a calf. They were as bright as polished bronze. The creatures had human hands under their wings on their four sides. All four of them had faces and wings. The wings of one touched the wings of another. Each of the creatures went straight ahead. They didn’t change their direction as they moved.

10 Here’s what their faces looked like. Each of the four creatures had the face of a human being. On the right side each had the face of a lion. On the left each had the face of an ox. Each one also had an eagle’s face. 11 That’s what their faces looked like. They each had two wings that spread out and lifted up. Each wing touched the wing of another creature on either side. They each had two other wings that covered their bodies. 12 All the creatures went straight ahead. Anywhere their spirits would lead them to go, they would go. They didn’t change their direction as they went. 13 The living creatures looked like burning coals of fire or like torches. Fire moved back and forth among the creatures. It was bright. Lightning flashed out of it. 14 The creatures raced back and forth like flashes of lightning.

15 As I looked at the living creatures, I saw wheels on the ground beside them. Each creature had four faces. 16 Here’s how the wheels looked and worked. They gleamed like topaz. All four of them looked alike. Each one seemed to be made like a wheel inside another wheel at right angles. 17 The wheels could go in any one of the four directions the creatures faced. The wheels didn’t change their direction as the creatures moved. 18 Their rims were high and terrifying. All four rims were full of eyes all the way around them.

19 When the living creatures moved, the wheels beside them moved. When the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels also rose. 20 Anywhere their spirits would lead them to go, they would go. And the wheels would rise along with them. That’s because the spirits of the living creatures were in the wheels. 21 When the living creatures moved, the wheels also moved. When the creatures stood still, they also stood still. When the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels rose along with them. That’s because the spirits of the living creatures were in the wheels.

22 Something that looked like a huge space was spread out above the heads of the living creatures. It gleamed like crystal. It was terrifying. 23 The wings of the creatures were spread out under the space. They reached out toward one another. Each creature had two wings covering its body. 24 When the living creatures moved, I heard the sound of their wings. It was like the roar of rushing waters. It sounded like the thundering voice of the Mighty God. It was like the loud noise an army makes. When the creatures stood still, they lowered their wings.

25 Then a voice came from above the huge space over their heads. They stood with their wings lowered. 26 Above the space over their heads was something that looked like a throne made out of lapis lazuli. On the throne high above was a figure that appeared to be a man. 27 From his waist up he looked like glowing metal that was full of fire. From his waist down he looked like fire. Bright light surrounded him. 28 The glow around him looked like a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day.

That’s what the glory of the Lord looked like. When I saw it, I fell with my face toward the ground. Then I heard the voice of someone speaking.