King James Version

Ezekiel 1:1-28

1Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.1.1 captives: Heb. captivity 2In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin’s captivity, 3The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.1.3 Ezekiel: Heb. Jehezkel

4¶ And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.1.4 infolding…: Heb. catching itself 5Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man. 6And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings. 7And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf’s foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.1.7 straight…: Heb. a straight foot 8And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings. 9Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward. 10As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle. 11Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.1.11 stretched…: or, divided above 12And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went. 13As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning. 14And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.

15¶ Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces. 16The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel. 17When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went. 18As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.1.18 and their rings: or, and their strakes 19And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up. 20Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.1.20 of…: or, of life 21When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.1.21 of…: or, of life 22And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above. 23And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies. 24And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings. 25And 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 likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. 27And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. 28As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.

Nueva Versión Internacional (Castilian)

Ezequiel 1:1-28

1En el día quinto del mes cuarto del año treinta, mientras me encontraba entre los deportados a orillas del río Quebar, los cielos se abrieron y recibí visiones de Dios. 2Habían pasado cinco años y cinco meses desde que el rey Joaquín fue deportado.

3(En este tiempo, mientras Ezequiel hijo de Buzí estaba a orillas del río Quebar, en la tierra de los caldeos, el Señor le habló, y puso su mano sobre él).

4De pronto me fijé y vi que del norte venían un viento huracanado y una nube inmensa rodeada de un fuego fulgurante y de un gran resplandor. En medio del fuego se veía algo semejante a un metal refulgente. 5También en medio del fuego vi algo parecido a cuatro seres vivientes, 6cada uno de los cuales tenía cuatro caras y cuatro alas. 7Sus piernas eran rectas, y sus pies parecían pezuñas de becerro y brillaban como el bronce bruñido. 8En sus cuatro costados, debajo de las alas, tenían manos humanas. Estos cuatro seres tenían caras y alas, 9y las alas se tocaban entre sí. Cuando avanzaban no se volvían, sino que cada uno caminaba de frente. 10Sus rostros tenían el siguiente aspecto: de frente, los cuatro tenían rostro humano; a la derecha tenían cara de león; a la izquierda, de toro; y por detrás, de águila. 11Tales eran sus caras. Sus alas se desplegaban hacia arriba. Con dos alas se tocaban entre sí, mientras que con las otras dos se cubrían el cuerpo. 12Los cuatro seres avanzaban de frente. Iban adonde el espíritu los impulsaba, y no se volvían al andar. 13Estos seres vivientes parecían carbones encendidos, o antorchas, que se movían de un lado a otro. El fuego resplandecía, y de él se desprendían relámpagos. 14Los seres vivientes se desplazaban de un lado a otro con la rapidez de un rayo.

15Miré a los seres vivientes de cuatro caras, y vi que en el suelo, junto a cada uno de ellos, había una rueda. 16Las cuatro ruedas tenían el mismo aspecto, es decir, brillaban como el topacio y tenían la misma forma. Su estructura era tal que cada rueda parecía estar encajada dentro de la otra. 17Las ruedas podían avanzar en las cuatro direcciones sin tener que volverse. 18Las cuatro ruedas tenían grandes aros y estaban llenas de ojos por todas partes. 19Cuando los seres vivientes avanzaban, las ruedas a su lado hacían lo mismo y, cuando se levantaban del suelo, también se levantaban las ruedas. 20Los seres iban adonde el espíritu los impulsaba, y las ruedas se elevaban juntamente con ellos, porque el espíritu de los seres vivientes estaba en las ruedas. 21Cuando los seres se movían, las ruedas también se movían; cuando se detenían, las ruedas también se detenían; cuando se elevaban del suelo, las ruedas también se elevaban. Las ruedas hacían lo mismo que ellos, porque el espíritu de los seres vivientes estaba en las ruedas.

22Sobre las cabezas de los seres vivientes había una especie de bóveda, muy hermosa y reluciente como el cristal. 23Debajo de la bóveda, las alas de estos seres se extendían y se tocaban entre sí, y cada uno de ellos tenía otras dos alas con las que se cubría el cuerpo. 24Cuando los seres avanzaban, yo podía oír el ruido de sus alas: era como el estruendo de muchas aguas, como la voz del Todopoderoso, como el tumultuoso ruido de un campamento militar. Cuando se detenían, replegaban sus alas. 25Luego, mientras estaban parados con sus alas replegadas, se produjo un estruendo por encima de la bóveda que estaba sobre sus cabezas. 26Por encima de esa bóveda había algo semejante a un trono de zafiro, y sobre lo que parecía un trono había una figura de aspecto humano. 27De lo que parecía ser su cintura para arriba, vi algo que brillaba como el metal bruñido, rodeado de fuego. De su cintura para abajo, vi algo semejante al fuego, y un resplandor a su alrededor. 28El resplandor era semejante al del arco iris cuando aparece en las nubes en un día de lluvia. Tal era el aspecto de la gloria del Señor. Ante esa visión, caí rostro en tierra y oí que una voz me hablaba.