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.
Ciũmbe Iria irĩ Muoyo na Riiri wa Jehova
11:1 Math 3:16; Thaam 24:10Mwaka-inĩ wa mĩrongo ĩtatũ,1:1 No gũkorwo ĩno yarĩ mĩaka ya Ezekieli; Mũlawii aingĩraga ũtungata-inĩ wa ũthĩnjĩri-Ngai aakinyia mĩaka mĩrongo ĩtatũ (Ndar 4:3). mũthenya wa gatano wa mweri wa kana, hĩndĩ ĩrĩa ndaarĩ hũgũrũrũ-inĩ cia Rũũĩ rwa Kebari tũrĩ hamwe na andũ arĩa maatahĩtwo magatwarwo kuo, igũrũ nĩrĩahingũkire, na niĩ ngĩona cioneki cia Ngai.
2Mũthenya wa gatano wa mweri ũcio, naguo nĩguo mwaka wa ĩtano kuuma Mũthamaki Jehoiakini athaamio, 31:3 2Ath 3:15kiugo kĩa Jehova nĩgĩakinyĩrĩire Ezekieli ũrĩa mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai, mũrũ wa Buzi, kũu hũgũrũrũ-inĩ cia Rũũĩ rwa Kebari, o kũu bũrũri wa Babuloni. Nakuo guoko kwa Jehova kwarĩ igũrũ rĩake.
41:4 Ayub 38:1; Jer 1:14Ngĩcũthĩrĩria ngĩona rũhuho rwa kĩhuhũkanio rũgĩũka ruumĩte na mwena wa gathigathini, naruo rwarĩ itu inene rĩrĩ na rũheni rũkũhenũka narĩo rĩarigiicĩirio nĩ ũtheri mũcangararu. Gatagatĩ ka mwaki ũcio haahaanaga ta kĩgera kĩraakana, 51:5 Kũg 4:6na thĩinĩ wa mwaki ũcio nĩ haarĩ kĩndũ kĩahaanaga ciũmbe inya1:5 Mũigana wa “inya” ũrũgamĩrĩire ũkinyanĩru ta “ciũmbe iria inya irĩ muoyo” (Kĩam 13:14) kana “mĩena ĩna ĩrĩa yumaga rũhuho” (Isa 11:12). irĩ muoyo, nacio cionekaga irĩ na mũhianĩre wa mũndũ, 6na o kĩmwe gĩacio kĩarĩ na mothiũ mana na mathagu mana. 71:7 Kũg 1:15Magũrũ ma cio maarĩ marũngarũ; namo makinya ma cio maatariĩ ta ma gacaũ, na maakengaga ta gĩcango gĩkumuthe. 81:8 Ezek 10:8Rungu rwa mathagu ma cio, mĩena ĩna yacio, ciarĩ na moko ma mũndũ. Ciothe inya ciarĩ na mothiũ na mathagu, 9namo mathagu ma cio, nĩmahutanĩtie. O kĩmwe gĩa cio gĩathiiaga kĩerekeire o mbere; itiehũgũraga igĩthiĩ.
101:10 Kũg 4:7Mothiũ ma cio maatariĩ ta ũũ: O kĩmwe gĩa icio inya kĩarĩ na ũthiũ wa mũndũ, na mwena wa ũrĩo o kĩmwe kĩarĩ na ũthiũ wa mũrũũthi, naguo mwena wa ũmotho kĩarĩ na ũthiũ wa ndegwa; o na ningĩ, o kĩmwe gĩa cio kĩarĩ na ũthiũ wa nderi. 111:11 Isa 6:2Ũguo nĩguo mothiũ ma cio maatariĩ. Mathagu ma cio maatambũrũkĩtio na igũrũ; o kĩmwe kĩarĩ na mathagu meerĩ, o ithagu rĩhutanĩtie na ithagu rĩa kĩũmbe kĩrĩa kĩngĩ mĩena yeerĩ, namo mathagu meerĩ makahumbĩra mwĩrĩ wakĩo. 12O kĩmwe gĩa cio gĩathiiaga kĩrũngĩrĩirie o mbere. O kũrĩa guothe Roho aacierekagĩria, no kuo ciathiiaga itekwĩhũgũra. 131:13 2Sam 22:9; Kũg 4:5Ciũmbe icio irĩ muoyo cionagwo ihaana ta makara megwakana mwaki kana ta imũrĩ. Mwaki ũcio wathiiaga thuutha na mbere gatagatĩ-inĩ ga ciũmbe icio; warĩ mũcangararu, na rũheni rwahenũkaga kuuma harĩ guo. 141:14 Thab 29:7Ciũmbe icio ciaguthũkaga na thuutha na ikaguthũka na mbere ta ũrĩa rũheni rũhenũkaga.
151:15 Ezek 3:13Rĩrĩa ndacũthĩrĩirie ciũmbe icio irĩ muoyo, nĩndonire harĩ na kũgũrũ kwa ngaari gũkinyĩte thĩ kũrĩ mwena-inĩ wa o kĩũmbe kĩu kĩrĩ na mothiũ mana. 161:16 Thaam 28:20Naguo mũhianĩre na mũthondekere wa magũrũ macio ma ngaari warĩ ta ũũ: Maahenagia ta thumarati, na mothe mana nĩmahaanaine. O kũmwe kuonekaga gũthondeketwo ta kũgũrũ kwa ngaari, gũtoonyetio gatagatĩ ga kũgũrũ kũrĩa kũngĩ. 17Namo magĩthiĩ maathiiaga na mwena o wothe wa ĩyo ĩna kũrĩa ciũmbe icio cierekeirie ũthiũ; magũrũ macio ma ngaari matiagarũrũkaga rĩrĩa ciũmbe icio igũthiĩ. 181:18 Kũg 4:6Mĩbara ya mo yarĩ mĩraihu na igũrũ na yarĩ ya kũmakania, nayo mĩbara ĩyo yothe ĩna yaiyũrĩte maitho mĩena yothe.
19Hĩndĩ ĩrĩa ciũmbe icio irĩ muoyo ciathiĩ, magũrũ macio maarĩ mwena-inĩ wacio magathiĩ; na rĩrĩa ciũmbe icio irĩ muoyo ciambata na igũrũ ciumĩte thĩ, magũrũ macio o namo makaambata. 20O kũrĩa guothe Roho aacierekagĩria, nokuo ciathiiaga, namo magũrũ macio magookĩra magatwarana nacio, tondũ roho wa ciũmbe icio irĩ muoyo warĩ thĩinĩ wa magũrũ macio. 21Hĩndĩ ĩrĩa ciũmbe icio ciathiĩ, o namo magũrũ ma cio magathiĩ; rĩrĩa ciũmbe icio ciarũgama, o namo makarũgama; na rĩrĩa ciũmbe icio ciambata na igũrũ ciumĩte thĩ, magũrũ macio makambatania nacio, tondũ roho wa ciũmbe icio irĩ muoyo warĩ thĩinĩ wa magũrũ macio.
221:22 Ezek 10:1Igũrũ rĩa mĩtwe ya ciũmbe icio irĩ muoyo nĩ haarĩ kĩndũ kĩaraganu kĩahaanaga ta wariĩ wakengaga ta mbarabu, na warĩ wa kũmakania. 23Rungu rwa wariĩ ũcio, mathagu ma cio maatambũrũkĩtio o rĩmwe rĩerekeire harĩ rĩrĩa rĩngĩ, na o kĩũmbe kĩarĩ na mathagu meerĩ marĩa maakĩhumbĩrĩte mwĩrĩ. 241:24 Thab 46:3; Kũg 1:15Hĩndĩ ĩrĩa ciũmbe icio ciathiiaga, ngĩigua mũgambo wa mathagu ma cio, taarĩ mũrurumo wa maaĩ magĩtherera, na taarĩ mũgambo wa Mwene-Hinya-Wothe, taarĩ mbugĩrĩrio ya thigari cia ita. Na rĩrĩa ciũmbe icio ciarũgamire, igĩthuna mathagu ma cio.
25Ningĩ ngĩigua mũgambo uumĩte na igũrũ rĩa wariĩ ũcio warĩ igũrũ rĩa mĩtwe yacio hĩndĩ ĩyo ciarũgamĩte ithunĩte mathagu. 261:26 1Ath 22:19; Thaam 24:10Igũrũ rĩa wariĩ ũcio warĩ igũrũ rĩa mĩtwe yacio nĩ haarĩ kĩndũ kĩahaanaga ta gĩtĩ kĩa ũnene gĩakĩtwo na kahiga ka yakuti ĩrĩa ya bururu, na hau igũrũ rĩa gĩtĩ kĩu kĩa ũnene nĩ haarĩ na kĩndũ kĩonekaga kĩrĩ na mũhianĩre ta wa mũndũ. 271:27 Ezek 8:2Ndaarora ngĩona kuuma harĩa honekaga taarĩ ho njohero yake gũcooka na igũrũ, oonekaga ahaana ta kĩgera kĩraakana, kana ta kĩgera kĩiyũrĩtwo nĩ mwaki, ningĩ kuuma hau njohero gũcooka na thĩ oonekaga ahaana ta mwaki; naguo ũtheri mũcangararu ũkamũrigiicĩria. 281:28 Kĩam 9:13; Luk 2:9Ũtheri ũcio wamũrigiicĩirie watariĩ ta mũkũnga-mbura ũrĩ itu-inĩ rĩa mbura mũthenya ũrĩa kũroira, ũguo noguo ũtheri ũrĩa mũnene wamũrigiicĩirie watariĩ.
Ũtheri ũcio wonekaga ũhaanaine na riiri wa Jehova. Na rĩrĩa ndawonire-rĩ, ngĩĩgũithia, ngĩturumithia ũthiũ thĩ, ngĩigua mũgambo wa mũndũ ũkwaria.