Ezekiel 1:14

“And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the liuing creatures ranne, and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the living beings ran to and fro like bolts of lightning.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the living beings went out and came back as quickly as a thunder-flame.
- Basic English Bible

And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
- Darby Bible

And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
- Webster's Bible

The living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
- World English Bible

And the living creatures are running, and turning back, as the appearance of the flash.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 1:14


1:14 Ran - They ran into the lower world, to do what was to be done there: and when they had done, returned as a flash of lightning, to the upper world, to the vision of God. Thus we should be in the affairs of this world: though we run into them we must not repose in them, but our souls must presently return like lightning, to God, their rest and center.


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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