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

  • Wesley Lawrence Curry II
    Just as you all have seen Angels appear in the flesh before you in the blink of an eye, I have seen Ezekial in this manner, and spoken with him. From the Holy Spirit of Jesus, I can tell you a clearer version of the meaning of all theses things in the Book of Ezekial. The Four Angels are four men, (put on earth in the same way you have seen Angels appear in the flesh)
  • Jane
    Initially I got scared when I read Eze 1. I have read all the comment from you all and it seem fun to hear your descriptions and it shows our human limitations. God can choose any form to appear to anybody. Don't doubt its God cos this book started with he saw visions of God vs 2 says God hand was on Ezekiel. God is at it like in the book of revelation. Let us stand in awe of God
  • Word
    God in a flying vehicle, His four guards in vehicles also and the LORD was with Ezekiel. Although God is supernatural He is very natural. What do you think was in that cloud that was leading the children out of Egypt? In Numbers 2 you see the 4 flags of the 4 outer tribes that protected the Camp of Israel notice what is on them. The 4 guards you will read about in scripture will have those 4 faces
  • 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?

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