New International Version - UK

Ezekiel 1

Ezekiel’s inaugural vision

1In my thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the River Kebar, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.

On the fifth of the month – it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin – the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, by the River Kebar in the land of the Babylonians.[a] There the hand of the Lord was on him.

I looked, and I saw a violent storm coming out of the north – an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The centre of the fire looked like glowing metal, and in the fire was what looked like four living creatures. In appearance their form was human, but each of them had four faces and four wings. Their legs were straight; their feet were like those of a calf and gleamed like burnished bronze. Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. All four of them had faces and wings, and the wings of one touched the wings of another. Each one went straight ahead; they did not turn as they moved.

10 Their faces looked like this: each of the four had the face of a human being, and on the right side each had the face of a lion, and on the left the face of an ox; each also had the face of an eagle. 11 Such were their faces. They each had two wings spreading out upwards, each wing touching that of the creature on either side; and each had two other wings covering its body. 12 Each one went straight ahead. Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, without turning as they went. 13 The appearance of the living creatures was like burning coals of fire or like torches. Fire moved back and forth among the creatures; it was bright, and lightning flashed out of it. 14 The creatures sped back and forth like flashes of lightning.

15 As I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the ground beside each creature with its four faces. 16 This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: they sparkled like topaz, and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel. 17 As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the creatures faced; the wheels did not change direction as the creatures went. 18 Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes all around.

19 When the living creatures moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the living creatures rose from the ground, the wheels also rose. 20 Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, and the wheels would rise along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. 21 When the creatures moved, they also moved; when the creatures stood still, they also stood still; and when the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels rose along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

22 Spread out above the heads of the living creatures was what looked something like a vault, sparkling like crystal, and awesome. 23 Under the vault their wings were stretched out one towards the other, and each had two wings covering its body. 24 When the creatures moved, I heard the sound of their wings, like the roar of rushing waters, like the voice of the Almighty,[b] like the tumult of an army. When they stood still, they lowered their wings.

25 Then there came a voice from above the vault over their heads as they stood with lowered wings. 26 Above the vault over their heads was what looked like a throne of lapis lazuli, and high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man. 27 I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded him. 28 Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him.

This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell face down, and I heard the voice of one speaking.

Notas al pie

  1. Ezekiel 1:3 Or Chaldeans
  2. Ezekiel 1:24 Hebrew Shaddai

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.