Ezekiel 1:25

“And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And there was a voice from the firmament, that was ouer their heads, when they stood, and had let downe their wings.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And there came a voice from above the expanse that was over their heads; whenever they stood still, they dropped their wings.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And there was a voice above the firmament that was over their heads: when they stood, they let down their wings.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there was a voice from the top of the arch which was over their heads: when they came to rest they let down their wings.
- Basic English Bible

and there was a voice from above the expanse that was over their heads. When they stood, they let down their wings.
- Darby Bible

And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.
- Webster's Bible

There was a voice above the expanse that was over their heads: when they stood, they let down their wings.
- World English Bible

And there is a voice from above the expanse, that [is] above their head: in their standing they let fall their wings.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For, when there was a voice above the firmament that was over their heads, as they stood, they let down their wings.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Ezekiel 1

  • 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?
  • 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?

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