Ezekiel 1:11

“Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched vpward, two wings of euery one were ioyned one to an other, and two couered their bodies.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Such were their faces. Their wings were spread out above; each had two touching another {being,} and two covering their bodies.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And their faces and their wings were separate above; two `wings' of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And their wings were separate at the top; two of the wings of every one were joined one to another, and two were covering their bodies.
- Basic English Bible

And their faces and their wings were parted above; two [wings] of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.
- Darby Bible

Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.
- Webster's Bible

Such were their faces. Their wings were spread out above. Two wings of each one touched another, and two covered their bodies.
- World English Bible

And their faces and their wings are separate from above, to each [are] two joining together, and two are covering their bodies.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thus were their faces; and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 1:11


1:11 Divided - So each face appeared distinct above the shoulders, and there the wings divided from each other were united to the body of the living creature.


Discussion for Ezekiel 1

  • Julee Hodge
    What's happening here sounds so much like REVELATIONS! ... Does it not?
  • BSP
    Verse 28: The vision was so awe inspiring and amazing that it caused Ezekiel to fall face down. I think I would have done the same or fainted if I saw such magnificence.
  • Insight777
    Ezekiel sees 4 attack helicopters, the duel wheel type similar to a Kamov KA. The crystal is the windshield. Helicopter wings droop down when at rest. DAS surrounds the aircraft and allows the pilot to see the fire of missiles below his feet as if the floor was not there.
    This is the same vision as the 4 horsemen and it represents the End of Days War.
  • GAENOR OBRIEN
    Mysterious;fascinating and divine.
  • 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
  • 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
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