New American Standard Bible

Ezekiel 1

The Vision of Four Figures

1Now it came about in the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was by the river Chebar among the exiles, the heavens were opened and I saw [a]visions of God. (On the fifth of the month [b]in the fifth year of King Jehoiachin’s exile, the word of the Lord came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and there the hand of the Lord came upon him.)

As I looked, behold, a storm wind was coming from the north, a great cloud with fire flashing forth continually and a bright light around it, and in its midst something like glowing metal in the midst of the fire. Within it there were figures resembling four living beings. And this was their appearance: they had human form. Each of them had four faces and four wings. Their legs were straight and [c]their feet were like a calf’s hoof, and they gleamed like burnished bronze. Under their wings on their four sides were human hands. As for the faces and wings of the four of them, their wings touched one another; their faces did not turn when they moved, each went straight forward. 10 As for the form of their faces, each had the face of a man; [d]all four had the face of a lion on the right and the face of a bull on the left, and [e]all four had the face of an eagle. 11 Such were their faces. Their wings were spread out above; each had two touching another being, and two covering their bodies. 12 And each went straight forward; wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go, without turning as they went. 13 [f]In the midst of the living beings there was something that looked like burning coals of fire, [g]like torches darting back and forth among the living beings. The fire was bright, and lightning was [h]flashing from the fire. 14 And the living beings ran to and fro like bolts of lightning.

15 Now as I looked at the living beings, behold, there was one wheel on the earth beside the living beings, [i]for each of the four of them. 16 The appearance of the wheels and their workmanship was like [j]sparkling beryl, and all four of them had the same form, their appearance and workmanship being as if [k]one wheel were within another. 17 Whenever they [l]moved, they [m]moved in any of their four [n]directions without turning as they [o]moved. 18 As for their rims they were lofty and awesome, and the rims of all four of them were full of eyes round about. 19 Whenever the living beings [p]moved, the wheels [q]moved with them. And whenever the living beings rose from the earth, the wheels rose also. 20 Wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go in that direction[r]. And the wheels rose close beside them; for the spirit of the living [s]beings was in the wheels. 21 Whenever those went, these went; and whenever those stood still, these stood still. And whenever those rose from the earth, the wheels rose close beside them; for the spirit of the living [t]beings was in the wheels.

Vision of Divine Glory

22 Now over the heads of the living [u]beings there was something like an expanse, like the awesome gleam of [v]crystal, spread out over their heads. 23 Under the expanse their wings were stretched out straight, one toward the other; each one also had two wings covering its body on the one side and on the other. 24 I also heard the sound of their wings like the sound of abundant waters as they went, like the voice of [w]the Almighty, a sound of tumult like the sound of an army camp; whenever they stood still, they dropped their wings. 25 And there came a voice from above the expanse that was over their heads; whenever they stood still, they dropped their wings.

26 Now above the expanse that was over their heads there was something resembling a throne, like [x]lapis lazuli in appearance; and on that which resembled a throne, high up, was a figure with the appearance of a man. 27 Then I [y]noticed from the appearance of His loins and upward something like [z]glowing metal that looked like fire all around within it, and from the appearance of His loins and downward I saw something like fire; and there was a radiance around Him. 28 As the appearance of the rainbow [aa]in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell on my face and heard a voice speaking.

Notas al pie

  1. Ezekiel 1:1 Some ancient mss and versions read a vision
  2. Ezekiel 1:2 Lit it was
  3. Ezekiel 1:7 Lit the soles of their feet
  4. Ezekiel 1:10 Lit the four of them
  5. Ezekiel 1:10 Lit the four of them
  6. Ezekiel 1:13 So with some ancient versions; Heb as the likeness of the living beings
  7. Ezekiel 1:13 Lit like the appearance of
  8. Ezekiel 1:13 Lit coming out
  9. Ezekiel 1:15 Lit for his four faces
  10. Ezekiel 1:16 Lit the look of beryl
  11. Ezekiel 1:16 Lit the wheel in the midst of the wheel
  12. Ezekiel 1:17 Lit went
  13. Ezekiel 1:17 Lit went
  14. Ezekiel 1:17 Lit sides
  15. Ezekiel 1:17 Lit went
  16. Ezekiel 1:19 Lit went
  17. Ezekiel 1:19 Lit went
  18. Ezekiel 1:20 M.T. adds the spirit to go
  19. Ezekiel 1:20 M.T. reads being
  20. Ezekiel 1:21 M.T. reads being
  21. Ezekiel 1:22 So some ancient mss and versions; M.T. reads being
  22. Ezekiel 1:22 Or ice
  23. Ezekiel 1:24 Heb Shaddai
  24. Ezekiel 1:26 Heb eben-sappir
  25. Ezekiel 1:27 Lit saw
  26. Ezekiel 1:27 Or electrum
  27. Ezekiel 1:28 Lit which occurs in

Japanese Living Bible

エゼキエル書 1

最初の幻

11-3 ブジの息子である私エゼキエルは祭司でしたが、バビロンに連れて来られた捕囚のユダヤ人の一人として、ケバル川のほとりに住んでいました。第四の月の五日、突然、天が開いて、私は神からの幻を見たのです。その時、私は三十歳になっていました。

その幻の中で、私は見たのです。北の方から、燃える火のような巨大な雲を前面に押し出しながら、激しい嵐が私を目がけて突進して来ます。雲に包まれた火は絶え間なく閃光を放ちながら、火の中には、みがき上げた真鍮のように輝くものがありました。

すると、その雲の真ん中から、人間のように見える奇妙な姿をした四つのものが現れました。 その四つのものは、それぞれ四つの顔と二対の翼を持っていました。 足は人間の足のようですが、先が子牛のひづめのように分かれていて、みがいた真鍮のように輝いているのです。 また、それぞれ翼の下から人間の手が出ているのが見えました。

この四つの生きものは翼を連ねて、曲がらずにまっすぐ飛んで来ました。 10 それぞれの顔は、正面は人の顔、右側はライオンの顔、左側は牛の顔、背面はわしの顔でした。 11 それぞれの二対の翼は、背中の中央から広げられ、一対は両側の生きものの翼に触れ合い、他の一対は体を覆っていました。 12 そして、彼らの霊が行く所はどこへでも、曲がることなく、まっすぐに進んで行きました。

13 これらの生きものの間を、赤く燃える炭火や明るいたいまつのように輝く別の生きものがうごめいていました。それらの生きものからは、いなずまが出ていました。 14 その生きものたちは、いなずまの光のように速く、あちこち動き回っていました。

15 私がこの光景に見入っていると、四つの生きものの下には、地上でそれらを支えるように四つの輪があるのが見えました。それぞれの生きものに一つの輪がついているのです。 16 輪はみがき上げた琥珀でできているように見え、輪の中にもう一つの輪が内側にあるようにはめ込まれていました。 17 これらの輪は、向きを変えずに四つの方向に向かうことができました。 18 四つの輪には縁と輻があり、縁の外側には目がいっぱいついていました。 19-21 四つの生きものが前方に飛ぶときは輪も前方に動き、上に飛ぶと輪も上に動きました。生きものが止まると輪も止まりました。生きものの霊が輪の中にあったからです。それで、霊が行く所はどこへでも、輪と生きものも行きました。

22 生きものの上に広がった大空は、まるで水晶のように輝き、ことばでは表現できないほどの美しさでした。 23 それぞれの生きものの翼は、互いにまっすぐに伸びて触れ合い、もう一対の翼が体を覆っていました。 24 生きものが飛ぶと、翼は打ち寄せる波や神の声のように、あるいは大軍勢の雄たけびのようなとどろきを立てました。生きものは止まると、翼を下に垂れました。 25 生きものが止まるたびに、頭上の水晶のような大空から声が聞こえました。

26 生きものの頭上の空高く、壮麗な青いサファイヤで作った王座のようなものがあり、人間の姿に似た方が座っていたのです。 27-28 その方は、腰から上は、火のように照り輝く、燃える青銅のように見えました。腰から下は炎に包まれ、その方の回りには虹のような輝きがありました。このように、主の栄光が示されたのです。これを見て、私は地にひれ伏しました。そして、私に語りかける方の声を聞いたのです。