New Amharic Standard Version

ሕዝቅኤል 1:1-28

ሕያዋኑ ፍጡራንና የእግዚአብሔር ክብር

1በሠላሳኛው ዓመት፣1፥1 ወይም ዓመቴ በአራተኛው ወር፣ በአምስተኛው ቀን፣ በኮቦር ወንዝ አጠገብ በምርኮኞች መካከል ሳለሁ፣ ሰማያት ተከፈቱ፤ እኔም የእግዚአብሔርን ራእይ አየሁ።

2ንጉሡ ዮአኪን በተማረከ በአምስተኛው ዓመት፣ በአምስተኛው ቀን፣ 3በባቢሎናውያን1፥3 ወይም በከለዳውያን ምድር በኮቦር ወንዝ አጠገብ፣ የእግዚአብሔር ቃል ወደ ቡዝ ልጅ፣1፥3 ወይም ወደ ካህኑ ቡዝ ልጅ ወደ ሕኤል ወደ ካህኑ ወደ ሕዝቅኤል መጣ፤ በዚያ የእግዚአብሔር እጅ በእርሱ ላይ ነበረች።

4እኔም አየሁ፤ ስመለከትም፣ እነሆ ዐውሎ ነፋስ ከሰሜን በኩል መጣ፤ ይኸውም በታላቅ ብርሃን የተከበበ፣ መብረቅን የሚረጭ ታላቅ ደመና ነበረ፤ የእሳቱም መኻል የጋለ ብረት ይመስል ነበር። 5በእሳቱም ውስጥ የአራት ሕያዋን ፍጡራን አምሳያ ነበረ፤ መልካቸውም የሰው ቅርጽ ይመስል ነበር። 6እያንዳንዳቸውም አራት አራት ፊትና አራት አራት ክንፍ ነበራቸው። 7እግራቸው ቀጥ ያለ ነበር፤ ኮቴያቸውም እንደ ጥጃ ኮቴ ያለ ሲሆን፣ እንደ ተወለወለ ናስም ያበለጨልጭ ነበር። 8በአራቱ ጐኖቻቸው ባሉት ክንፎቻቸው ሥር የሰው እጅ ነበራቸው። አራቱም ፊቶችና ክንፎች ነበሯቸው፤ 9ክንፎቻቸውም እርስ በርስ ይነካኩ ነበር። እያንዳንዱም ቀጥ ብሎ ይሄድ ነበር፤ ወደ ኋላቸውም ዞር ብለው አይመለከቱም ነበር።

10ፊታቸውም እንዲህ ነበር፤ አራቱም እያንዳንዳቸው የሰው ፊት ነበራቸው፤ በቀኝ በኩል የአንበሳ ፊት፣ በግራ በኩልም የበሬ ፊት ነበራቸው፤ እያንዳንዳቸውም ደግሞ የንስር ፊት ነበራቸው። 11እንግዲህ ፊታቸው ይህን ይመስል ነበር፤ ክንፋቸውም ወደ ላይ ተዘርግቶ ነበር፤ እያንዳንዳቸው ሁለት ሁለት ክንፍ ነበራቸው፤ የእያንዳንዱም ክንፍ የሌላውን ክንፍ ይነካ ነበር፤ ሁለቱ ክንፎቻቸው ሰውነታቸውን ይሸፍኑ ነበር። 12እያንዳንዱ ቀጥ ብሎ ወደ ፊት ይሄድ ነበር፤ ወደ ኋላም ሳይዞር መንፈስ ወደሚሄድበት ሁሉ ይሄድ ነበር። 13የሕያዋን ፍጡራኑ መልክም እንደሚነድ የከሰል ፍምና የተቀጣጠለ ችቦ ይመስል ነበር፤ በፍጡራኑ መካከል እሳት ወዲያ ወዲህ ይንቀሳቀስ ነበር፤ ብርሃኑም ደማቅ ነበር፤ ከእሳቱም ውስጥ መብረቅ ይወጣ ነበር። 14ፍጡራኑም እንደ መብረቅ ብልጭታ ፍጥነት ወዲያ ወዲህ ይወረወሩ ነበር።

15ሕያዋን ፍጡራኑን ስመለከታቸው፣ አራት ፊቶች ባሉት በእያንዳንዱ ፍጡር አጠገብ አንዳንድ መንኰራኵር በምድር ላይ አየሁ። 16የመንኰራኵሮቹ መልክና አሠራር እንዲህ ነበር፤ እንደ ቢረሌ ያንጸባርቁ ነበር፤ የአራቱም ቅርጽ ተመሳሳይ ሆኖ፤ እያንዳንዱ መንኰራኵር በመንኰራኵር ውስጥ ተሰክቶ የተሠራ ይመስል ነበር። 17በሚሄዱበት ጊዜም፣ ፍጡራኑ ወደሚዞሩበት ወደ አራቱ አቅጣጫ ሁሉ መንቀሳቀስ ይችሉ ነበር፤ ፍጡራኑ በሚሄዱበትም ጊዜ መንኰራኵሮቹ ወዲያና ወዲህ1፥17 ወይም ወደ ሌላ አይሉም ነበር። 18የመንኰራኵሮቹ ክብ ጠርዝ ረጅምና አስፈሪ ነበር፤ የአራቱም መንኰራኵሮች ክብ ጠርዝ ዙሪያውን በዐይኖች የተሞላ ነበር።

19ሕያዋኑ ፍጡራን ሲንቀሳቀሱ፣ በአጠገባቸው ያሉ መንኰራኵሮችም ይንቀሳቀሱ ነበር፤ ሕያዋኑ ፍጡራን ከምድር ከፍ ከፍ ሲሉ፣ መንኰራኵሮቹም አብረዋቸው ከፍ ከፍ ይሉ ነበር። 20መንፈስ ወደሚሄድበት ሁሉ ይሄዳሉ፤ የሕያዋኑ ፍጡራን መንፈስ በውስጣቸው ስላለ መንኰራኵሮቹ አብረዋቸው ይነሣሉ፤ 21ፍጡራኑ ሲንቀሳቀሱ ይን ቀሳቀሳሉ፤ ፍጡራኑ ቀጥ ብለው ሲቆሙ እነርሱም ይቆማሉ፤ ፍጡራኑ ከምድር ከፍ ከፍ ሲሉ፣ የሕያዋኑ ፍጡራን መንፈስ በውስጣቸው ስላለ መንኰራኵሮቹ አብረዋቸው ይነሣሉ።

22ከሕያዋኑ ፍጡራን ራስ በላይ የሚያስፈራና፤ እንደ በረዶ የሚያንጸባርቅ ጠፈር የሚመስል ነገር ነበር። 23ከጠፈሩም በታች የአንዱ ክንፍ ወደ ሌላው ተዘርግቶ ነበር፤ እያንዳንዱም ሰውነቱን የሚሸፍንበት ሁለት ክንፍ ነበረው። 24ፍጡራኑ በሚንቀሳቀሱበት ጊዜ የክንፎቻቸውን ድምፅ ሰማሁ፤ ድምፁም እንደሚጐርፍ ውሃ ጩኸት፣ ሁሉን እንደሚችል1፥24 በዕብራይስጡ ሻዳይ ይላል አምላክ ድምፅና እንደ ሰራዊት ውካታ ነበር። መንቀሳቀሳቸውን ሲያቆሙም ክንፎቻቸውን ዝቅ ያደርጉ ነበር።

25መንቀሳቀሳቸውን አቁመው ክንፎቻቸውን ዝቅ እንዳደረጉ፣ ከራሳቸው በላይ ካለው ጠፈር ድምፅ ተሰማ። 26ከራሳቸው በላይ ካለው ጠፈር ከፍ ብሎ የሰንፔር1፥26 ወይም ላፒስ ላዙሊ ዙፋን የሚመስል ነገር ነበር፤ በዙፋኑም ላይ የሰው መልክ የሚመስል ነበር። 27ወገቡ ከሚመስለው ጀምሮ ወደ ላይ በእሳት መካከል እንዳለ የጋለ ብረት፣ ከወገቡም በታች እሳት ይመስል እንደነበር አየሁ፤ ደማቅ ብርሃንም በዙሪያው ነበር። 28በዝናብ ቀን በደመና ውስጥ እንደሚታየው ቀስተ ደመና በዙሪያው ያለው ጸዳል እንዲሁ ነበር።

ይህም የእግዚአብሔር ክብር መልክ አምሳያ ነበረ። ባየሁትም ጊዜ በግንባሬ ተደፋሁ፤ የአንድ ተናጋሪን ድምፅ ሰማሁ።

New International Reader’s Version

Ezekiel 1:1-28

The Lord Gives Ezekiel Visions of His Glory

1I was 30 years old. I was with my people. We had been taken away from our country. We were by the Kebar River in the land of Babylon. On the fifth day of the fourth month, the heavens were opened. I saw visions of God.

2It was the fifth day of the month. Jehoiachin had been king of Judah. It was the fifth year since he had been brought to Babylon as a prisoner. 3A message from the Lord came to me. I was by the Kebar River in Babylon. The power of the Lord came on me there. I am Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi.

4I looked up and saw a windstorm coming from the north. I saw a huge cloud. The fire of lightning was flashing out of it. Bright light surrounded it. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal. 5I saw in the fire something that looked like four living creatures. They appeared to have the shape of a human being. 6But each of them had four faces and four wings. 7Their legs were straight. Their feet looked like the feet of a calf. They were as bright as polished bronze. 8The creatures had human hands under their wings on their four sides. All four of them had faces and wings. 9The wings of one touched the wings of another. Each of the creatures went straight ahead. They didn’t change their direction as they moved.

10Here’s what their faces looked like. Each of the four creatures had the face of a human being. On the right side each had the face of a lion. On the left each had the face of an ox. Each one also had an eagle’s face. 11That’s what their faces looked like. They each had two wings that spread out and lifted up. Each wing touched the wing of another creature on either side. They each had two other wings that covered their bodies. 12All the creatures went straight ahead. Anywhere their spirits would lead them to go, they would go. They didn’t change their direction as they went. 13The living creatures looked like burning coals of fire or like torches. Fire moved back and forth among the creatures. It was bright. Lightning flashed out of it. 14The creatures raced back and forth like flashes of lightning.

15As I looked at the living creatures, I saw wheels on the ground beside them. Each creature had four faces. 16Here’s how the wheels looked and worked. They gleamed like topaz. All four of them looked alike. Each one seemed to be made like a wheel inside another wheel at right angles. 17The wheels could go in any one of the four directions the creatures faced. The wheels didn’t change their direction as the creatures moved. 18Their rims were high and terrifying. All four rims were full of eyes all the way around them.

19When the living creatures moved, the wheels beside them moved. When the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels also rose. 20Anywhere their spirits would lead them to go, they would go. And the wheels would rise along with them. That’s because the spirits of the living creatures were in the wheels. 21When the living creatures moved, the wheels also moved. When the creatures stood still, they also stood still. When the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels rose along with them. That’s because the spirits of the living creatures were in the wheels.

22Something that looked like a huge space was spread out above the heads of the living creatures. It gleamed like crystal. It was terrifying. 23The wings of the creatures were spread out under the space. They reached out toward one another. Each creature had two wings covering its body. 24When the living creatures moved, I heard the sound of their wings. It was like the roar of rushing waters. It sounded like the thundering voice of the Mighty God. It was like the loud noise an army makes. When the creatures stood still, they lowered their wings.

25Then a voice came from above the huge space over their heads. They stood with their wings lowered. 26Above the space over their heads was something that looked like a throne made out of lapis lazuli. On the throne high above was a figure that appeared to be a man. 27From his waist up he looked like glowing metal that was full of fire. From his waist down he looked like fire. Bright light surrounded him. 28The glow around him looked like a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day.

That’s what the glory of the Lord looked like. When I saw it, I fell with my face toward the ground. Then I heard the voice of someone speaking.