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

  • 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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