Ezekiel 1:2

“In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In the fifth day of the moneth, (which was the fifth yeere of king Iehoiakins captiuitie,)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

(On the fifth of the month in the fifth year of King Jehoiachin's exile,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In the fifth `day' of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,
- American Standard Version (1901)

On the fifth day of the month, in the fifth year after King Jehoiachin had been made a prisoner,
- Basic English Bible

On the fifth of the month, (it was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,)
- Darby Bible

In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,
- Webster's Bible

In the fifth [day] of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,
- World English Bible

In the fifth of the month -- it is the fifth year of the removal of the king Jehoiachin --
- Youngs Literal Bible

In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 1:2


1:2 The month - Thamus, as ver.#1|, answering to our June and July. Fifth year - This account observed will guide us in computing the times referred to ver.#1|. These five of Jehoiachin, and the eleven of his predecessor, added to fourteen of Josiah's reign, after he found the law, make up thirty years, ver.#1|. Jehoiachin - Who is also called Jechoniah, and Coniah. It may be of use to keep an account, when and where God has manifested himself to us in a peculiar manner. Remember, O my soul, what thou didst receive at such a time, at such a place: tell others what God did for thee.


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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