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Ezekiel 1:17

“When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When they went, they went vpon their foure sides: and they returned not when they went.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Whenever they moved, they moved in any of their four directions without turning as they moved.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When they went, they went in their four directions: they turned not when they went.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The four of them went straight forward without turning to one side.
- Basic English Bible

When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned not when they went.
- Darby Bible

When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they returned not when they went.
- Webster's Bible

When they went, they went in their four directions: they didn't turn when they went.
- World English Bible

On their four sides, in their going they go, they turn not round in their going.
- Youngs Literal Bible

When they went, they went toward their four sides; they turned not when they went.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 1:17

1:17 They - The wheels. Four sides - The wheels being supposed round every way as a globe, by an exact framing of two wheels one in the other; the four semi - circles which are in two whole wheels, may be well taken for these four sides on which these wheels move, and such a wheel will readily be turned to all points of the compass. Returned not - They returned not 'till they came to their journey's end; nothing could divert them, or put them out of their course. So firm and sure are the methods, so unalterable and constant the purposes of God, and so invariable the obedience and observance of holy angels. So subject to the sovereign will of God are all second causes.

Discussion for Ezekiel 1

  • 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
  • Spaceship of human beings who have attained a closeness with God that transcends the concept of time allowing them to praise God in all his glory during his visions to the prophets even in a past where they have yet to be born. That's only an hypothesis though but worry not, for there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed and nothing secret that will not be brought to light.
  • Mike garrett
    WHEN TOLD EZekiel to tell the person a needs to repent.before GOD.
  • Gabiel gomez
    how do opinions benefit a neighbor? find the fact which the holy-ghost verifies then say the words you shall be held accountable for.
  • Brian
    there is no mystery about it and Ezekiel 1 it clearly states what it is if you will take the time and read with understanding it is a spacecraftand God 's throne was a board.this is just the best way Ezekiel could describe what He sawand I have also seen them myself from a distance but I do know at least I believe at least three people I know have seen them probably within five hundred to a thousand feet above them. One friend of mine has written a book of her experience her name is Betty May Orkeland I believe she has a few copies left but believe me she did not make any money out this the publisher or publishing company was dishonest but you should be able to Google her I don 't want to lend out her information any more than a half..... Thanks and may God bless you!

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