Ezekiel 1:18

“As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As for their rings, they were so high, that they were dreadful, and their rings were full of eyes round about them foure.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

As for their rims they were lofty and awesome, and the rims of all four of them were full of eyes round about.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

As for their rims, they were high and dreadful; and they four had their rims full of eyes round about.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I saw that they had edges, and their edges, even of the four, were full of eyes round about.
- Basic English Bible

As for their rims, they were high and dreadful; and they four had their rims full of eyes round about.
- Darby Bible

As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes around them four.
- Webster's Bible

As for their rims, they were high and dreadful; and the four of them had their rims full of eyes all around.
- World English Bible

As to their rings, they are both high and fearful, and their rings [are] full of eyes round about them four.
- Youngs Literal Bible

As for their rings, they were high and they were dreadful; and they four had their rings full of eyes round about.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 1:18


1:18 The rings - The circumference of the wheels. Dreadful - Their very height imprest a fear on the beholder. Them four - Every one of the four wheels. How fitly do the wheels, their motion, their height, and eyes, signify the height, unsearchableness, wisdom, and vigilance of the Divine Providence.


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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