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”。

New Living Translation

Ezekiel 1

A Vision of Living Beings

1On July 31[a] of my thirtieth year,[b] while I was with the Judean exiles beside the Kebar River in Babylon, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. This happened during the fifth year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity. (The Lord gave this message to Ezekiel son of Buzi, a priest, beside the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians,[c] and he felt the hand of the Lord take hold of him.)

As I looked, I saw a great storm coming from the north, driving before it a huge cloud that flashed with lightning and shone with brilliant light. There was fire inside the cloud, and in the middle of the fire glowed something like gleaming amber.[d] From the center of the cloud came four living beings that looked human, except that each had four faces and four wings. Their legs were straight, and their feet had hooves like those of a calf and shone like burnished bronze. Under each of their four wings I could see human hands. So each of the four beings had four faces and four wings. The wings of each living being touched the wings of the beings beside it. Each one moved straight forward in any direction without turning around.

10 Each had a human face in the front, the face of a lion on the right side, the face of an ox on the left side, and the face of an eagle at the back. 11 Each had two pairs of outstretched wings—one pair stretched out to touch the wings of the living beings on either side of it, and the other pair covered its body. 12 They went in whatever direction the spirit chose, and they moved straight forward in any direction without turning around.

13 The living beings looked like bright coals of fire or brilliant torches, and lightning seemed to flash back and forth among them. 14 And the living beings darted to and fro like flashes of lightning.

15 As I looked at these beings, I saw four wheels touching the ground beside them, one wheel belonging to each. 16 The wheels sparkled as if made of beryl. All four wheels looked alike and were made the same; each wheel had a second wheel turning crosswise within it. 17 The beings could move in any of the four directions they faced, without turning as they moved. 18 The rims of the four wheels were tall and frightening, and they were covered with eyes all around.

19 When the living beings moved, the wheels moved with them. When they flew upward, the wheels went up, too. 20 The spirit of the living beings was in the wheels. So wherever the spirit went, the wheels and the living beings also went. 21 When the beings moved, the wheels moved. When the beings stopped, the wheels stopped. When the beings flew upward, the wheels rose up, for the spirit of the living beings was in the wheels.

22 Spread out above them was a surface like the sky, glittering like crystal. 23 Beneath this surface the wings of each living being stretched out to touch the others’ wings, and each had two wings covering its body. 24 As they flew, their wings sounded to me like waves crashing against the shore or like the voice of the Almighty[e] or like the shouting of a mighty army. When they stopped, they let down their wings. 25 As they stood with wings lowered, a voice spoke from beyond the crystal surface above them.

26 Above this surface was something that looked like a throne made of blue lapis lazuli. And on this throne high above was a figure whose appearance resembled a man. 27 From what appeared to be his waist up, he looked like gleaming amber, flickering like a fire. And from his waist down, he looked like a burning flame, shining with splendor. 28 All around him was a glowing halo, like a rainbow shining in the clouds on a rainy day. This is what the glory of the Lord looked like to me. When I saw it, I fell face down on the ground, and I heard someone’s voice speaking to me.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1a Hebrew On the fifth day of the fourth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. A number of dates in Ezekiel can be cross-checked with dates in surviving Babylonian records and related accurately to our modern calendar. This event occurred on July 31, 593 B.c.
  2. 1:1b Or in the thirtieth year.
  3. 1:3 Or Chaldeans.
  4. 1:4 Or like burnished metal; also in 1:27.
  5. 1:24 Hebrew Shaddai.