Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

以西结书 1

以西结的异象

1第三十年四月五日,我正在迦巴鲁河畔被掳的人当中,忽然天开了,我看见了上帝的异象。 那是约雅斤王被掳第五年的四月五日, 就在迦勒底人境内的迦巴鲁河畔,耶和华的话特别传给了布西的儿子以西结祭司,耶和华的能力[a]降在他身上。

在异象中,我看见一阵狂风从北方刮来,随后有一大朵云闪耀着火光,四周环绕着灿烂的光芒,火的中心像发光的金属。 火中有四个像人形的活物, 每个活物有四张不同的面孔和四个翅膀。 他们的腿是直的,脚如同牛犊的蹄,都亮如磨光的铜。 四面的翅膀下都有人的手,四个活物都有脸和翅膀, 翅膀彼此相连。他们移动时不必转身,各朝前面移动。 10 四个活物的面孔是这样的:正面是人的脸,右面是狮子的脸,左面是牛的脸,后面是鹰的脸。 11 他们的翅膀向上展开,每个活物的一对翅膀与其他活物的翅膀相连,另外一对翅膀遮蔽身体。 12 耶和华的灵往哪里去,他们也往哪里去,移动时不用转身。 13 四个活物的形象如燃烧的火炭,又像火把。活物之间有火上下移动,发出耀眼的闪电。 14 这些活物像闪电一样往来飞驰。

15 当我观看这些活物的时候,发现每个活物旁边的地上都有一个轮子。 16 四个轮子的形状和结构都一样,好像轮套轮,如同闪耀的绿宝石。 17 他们可以向四面移动,移动时轮子不必转向。 18 轮圈高而可畏,周围布满了眼睛。 19 活物行走,轮子也在旁边行走;活物上升,轮子也上升。 20 灵往哪里去,活物也往哪里去,轮子也跟着往哪里去,因为活物的灵在轮子里。 21 活物行走,轮子也行走;活物站立不动,轮子也站立不动;活物上升,轮子也跟着上升,因为活物的灵在轮子里。

22 活物的头上好像铺展着茫茫的穹苍,如同顶着耀眼的水晶。 23 穹苍下四个活物伸展翅膀,彼此相对,各用两个翅膀遮蔽身体。 24 他们移动时,翅膀发出的响声如洪涛之声,既像全能者的声音,又像军队的呐喊。活物站住的时候,便将翅膀垂下。 25 他们站立垂下翅膀时,有声音从他们头顶的穹苍之上传来。

26 在他们头顶的穹苍之上仿佛有蓝宝石的宝座,有一位形状像人的高高坐在宝座上。 27 我看到祂的腰部以上好像烧红发亮的金属,好像有火四面环绕。腰部以下如同火焰。祂周围有耀眼的光辉, 28 仿佛雨天云中的彩虹。

这是耶和华荣耀的形象。我一看见,便俯伏在地,随后听见有说话的声音。

Notas al pie

  1. 1:3 能力”希伯来文是“手”。

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.