Ezekiel 1:15

“Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now as I behelde the liuing creatures: behold one wheele vpon the earth by the liuing creatures, with his foure faces.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now as I looked at the living beings, behold, there was one wheel on the earth beside the living beings, for {each of} the four of them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold, one wheel upon the earth beside the living creatures, for each of the four faces thereof.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now while I was looking at the four living beings, I saw one wheel on the earth, by the side of the living beings, for the four of them.
- Basic English Bible

And I looked at the living creatures, and behold, one wheel upon the earth beside the living creatures, toward their four faces.
- Darby Bible

Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.
- Webster's Bible

Now as I saw the living creatures, behold, one wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, for each of the four faces of it.
- World English Bible

And I see the living creatures, and lo, one wheel [is] in the earth, near the living creatures, at its four faces.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel at the bottom hard by the living creatures, at the four faces thereof.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 1:15


1:15 Living creatures - By each of the living creatures stood one wheel, so that they were four in number, according to the number of living creatures. Four faces - By this it appears, each wheel had its four faces. While he was contemplating the glory of the former vision, this other was presented to him: wherein the dispensations of providence are compared to the wheels of a machine, which all contribute to the regular motion of it. Providence orders, changes: sometimes one spoke of the wheel is uppermost, sometimes another. But the motion of the wheel on its own axle - tree, is still regular and steady. And the wheel is said to be by the living creatures, who attend to direct its motion. For all inferior creatures are, and move, and act, as the Creator, by the ministration of angels directs and influences them: visible effects are managed and governed by invisible causes.


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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