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Hesekiel 1:1-28

Ateasefoɔ No Ne Awurade Animuonyam

1Afe a ɛtɔ so aduasa no, bosome a ɛtɔ so ɛnan no ɛda a ɛtɔ so enum, ɛberɛ a na me ka atukɔfoɔ ho wɔ Asubɔnten Kebar ho no, ɔsoro bueɛ na mehunuu Onyankopɔn wɔ anisoadehunu mu.

2Ɔbosome no ɛda a ɛtɔ so enum no, na ɔhene Yehoiakin adi atukorɔ mu mfeɛ enum. 3Awurade asɛm baa Busi babarima Hesekiel a ɔyɛ ɔsɔfoɔ nkyɛn wɔ Asubɔnten Kebar ho wɔ Babilonia asase so. Ɛhɔ na Onyankopɔn nsa baa ne so.

4Mehwɛeɛ na mehunuu sɛ ahum kɛseɛ bi firi atifi fam reba, omununkum kɛseɛ bi a ɛrete ayerɛmo na hann bi a ano yɛ den atwa ho ahyia. Ogya no mfimfini te sɛ dadeɛ a asɔ kɔɔ. 5Na ogya no mu na na wɔhunu biribi te sɛ ateasefoɔ ɛnan. Na wɔn su te sɛ onipa, 6wɔn mu biara anim yɛ ɛnan na wɔwowɔ ntaban ɛnan ɛnan. 7Wɔn nan yɛ kyirebenn, wɔn anammɔn te sɛ nantwie ba deɛ, na ɛhyerɛn te sɛ kɔbere mfrafraeɛ a wɔahoa ho. 8Wɔwowɔ nnipa nsa wɔ ntaban a ɛwowɔ afa afa ɛnan no ase. Wɔn mu biara wɔ nnipa nsa ɛnan a baako wɔ ntaban biara ase, 9na wɔn ntaban keka sisi anim. Wɔn nyinaa kɔ wɔn anim tee a wɔnnanedane wɔn ho.

10Na sei na wɔn anim teteɛ: Wɔn mu biara wɔ onipa anim, wɔwɔ gyata anim wɔ nifa so, wɔwɔ nantwie anim wɔ benkum so; na wɔn mu biara nso wɔ ɔkɔdeɛ anim. 11Saa na na wɔn anim teteɛ. Wɔatrɛtrɛ wɔn ntaban mu kɔ ɔsoro; na wɔn mu biara wɔ ntaban mmienu mmienu, a emu biara si ɔfoforɔ deɛ anim wɔ benkum ne nifa, na ntaban mmienu nso katakata wɔn ho. 12Obiara kɔ nʼanim tee. Baabiara a honhom no bɛkɔ no, ɛhɔ na wɔbɛkɔ a wɔnnane wɔn ho. 13Ateasefoɔ no suban te sɛ ogyasramma a ɛrederɛ anaa ogyatɛn. Ogya di akɔneaba wɔ ateasefoɔ no mu; ɛhyerɛn na emu na anyinam firi dwidwa. 14Na ateasefoɔ no di akɔneaba mmirika so te sɛ anyinam a ɛredwidwa.

15Ɛberɛ a merehwɛ ateasefoɔ no, mehunuu sɛ ntwahonan si fam wɔ ateasefoɔ a wɔn mu biara anim yɛ ɛnan no nkyɛn mu. 16Sei na na ntwahonan no bɔberɛ teɛ: ɛtwa yerɛ yerɛ te sɛ sikabereɛboɔ, na ɛnan no nyinaa sesɛ. Wɔayɛ emu biara te sɛ ntwahonan a ɛbea ntwahonan foforɔ mu. 17Sɛ ntwahonan no nam a, wɔkɔ faako a ateasefoɔ no ani kyerɛ; ntwahonan no, ɛnnanedane ɛberɛ a ateasefoɔ no nam. 18Wɔn nhankra no korɔn, na ɛyɛ nwanwa, na aniwa tuatua nhankra ɛnan no nyinaa ho.

19Sɛ ateasefoɔ no nante a, ntwahonan a ɛbatabata wɔn ho no nso kɔ saa ara; sɛ ateasefoɔ no ma wɔn ho so firi fam a, ntwahonan no nso ma wɔn ho so. 20Baabiara a honhom no bɛkɔ no, ateasefoɔ no nso bɛkɔ, na ntwahonan no bɛka wɔn ho ama wɔn ho so, ɛfiri sɛ ateasefoɔ no honhom wɔ ntwahonan no mu. 21Sɛ ateasefoɔ no tu tene a, ntwahonan no nso kɔ saa ara; sɛ ateasefoɔ no gyina a, wɔn nso gyina; sɛ ateasefoɔ no pagya wɔn ho a, ntwahonan no ne wɔn pagya wɔn ho, ɛfiri sɛ ateasefoɔ no honhom wɔ ntwahonan no mu.

22Na ntrɛmu bi wɔ ateasefoɔ no atifi a ɛpa yerɛyerɛ te sɛ nsukyeneeɛ, na ɛyɛ nwanwa. 23Na wɔatrɛtrɛ wɔn ntaban no mu asisi anim wɔ ntrɛmu no ase, na ateasefoɔ no mu biara wɔ ntaban mmienu a ɛkata ne ho. 24Ateasefoɔ no tu teneeɛ no, metee wɔn ntaban no nnyegyeɛ, a ɛte sɛ nsuo a ɛreworo so, te sɛ Otumfoɔ no nne, anaa akodɔm hooyɛ. Sɛ wɔgyina a, wɔgyaagyaa wɔn ntaban mu.

25Na ɛnne bi firi ntrɛmu a ɛkata wɔn so no atifi baeɛ, ɛberɛ a wɔagyaagyaa wɔn ntaban mu na wɔgyinagyina hɔ no. 26Na biribi a ɛte sɛ aboɔdemmoɔ ahennwa wɔ ntrɛmu a ɛkata ateasefoɔ no atifi so, na biribi a ɛte sɛ onipa te ahennwa so wɔ soro hɔ. 27Mehunuu sɛ, ɛfiri deɛ ayɛ sɛ nʼasene mu rekɔ ne soro no, na ɔte sɛ dadeɛ a adɔ kɔɔ sɛ ogya a ano asɔ, na ɛfiri hɔ reba ne fam no, na ɔte sɛ egyadɛreɛ; na hann a ɛhyerɛn atwa ne ho ahyia. 28Sɛdeɛ nyankontɔn to wɔ omununkum mu osutɔ ɛda no, saa ara na hann a atwa ne ho ahyia no teɛ.

Yei yɛ Awurade animuonyam ahoyie no sɛso. Na mehunuuɛ no, me de mʼanim butuu fam, na metee obi a ɔrekasa nne.

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.