Ezekiel 1:12

“And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they went euery one straight forward: whither the spirit was to goe, they went: and they turned not when they went.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And each went straight forward; wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go, without turning as they went.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; they turned not when they went.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Every one of them went straight forward; wherever the spirit was to go they went; they went on without turning.
- Basic English Bible

And they went every one straight forward: whither the Spirit was to go, they went; they turned not when they went.
- Darby Bible

And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.
- Webster's Bible

Each one went straight forward: where the spirit was to go, they went; they didn't turn when they went.
- World English Bible

And each straight forward they go, whither the spirit is to go, they go, they turn not round in their going.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they went every one straight forward; whither the spirit was to go, they went; they turned not when they went.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 1:12


1:12 Straight - Which way soever they went, each living creature had one face looking straight forward. The spirit - The will, command, and breathing of the Spirit of God, both gave and guided their motions. Was to go - Going is attributed here to the Spirit of God, by allusion, for he who is in every place cannot properly be said to go from or to any place. Turned not - They looked not back, they turned not out of the way, they gave not over, 'till they had compleated their course.


Discussion for Ezekiel 1

  • Keith Wayne Hall
    Prophet Ezekiel is one of the . rarest people ever to exist. He not only saw but, (in accordance with his understanding, over 2000 years before fire breathing rockets) attempts to describe an alien landing and interaction. I can see why this would be in a book as important as the Holy Bible, itself full of examples of "other-worldly" visitations.

    K. Hall
    khall6035@vgcc.edu
  • Paul Hai
    A meeting by the River Chebar in Babylon where descendants of exiled Hebrew Pyramid builders gathered to explain what they knew in the presence of priest and scribe Ezekiel, who recorded their knowledge. Wheels within wheels are wooden lobed step-walking machines that when hoisted by rope, step-walked Pyramid blocks upwards, tier by tier progressively and more than two hundred tiers to completion.
  • Lu2677
    Karl, Do you believe Ezekiel 1:3?
  • Karl
    responds to Kenneth; GOOD QUESTION! What did Ezekiel see? The LORD of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Samuel, and Elijah (1Kings19) does not seem to be the God of Ezekiel. Perhaps the question we should be asking is not so much WHAT did he see, but WHY did he see it? My interpretation is that this manifestation was meant for a people familiar with Babylonian imagery. Does the LORD need a spaceship?
  • Allan
    The chapter is immensley poetic it is full of symbalism and imagery, it does not refer to spaceships or any other craft but rather beings possiby angelic or maybe human executing God purpose and will. The passage is full of movement colour and tremendous sound, it speaks of a great throne where a man sits upon I and this I believe to be the son of God our Lord Jesus.

  • A Lowe
    who did God send to the people in the book EZEKIEL

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