Ezekiel 1:12

“And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they went euery one straight forward: whither the spirit was to goe, they went: and they turned not when they went.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And each went straight forward; wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go, without turning as they went.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; they turned not when they went.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Every one of them went straight forward; wherever the spirit was to go they went; they went on without turning.
- Basic English Bible

And they went every one straight forward: whither the Spirit was to go, they went; they turned not when they went.
- Darby Bible

And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.
- Webster's Bible

Each one went straight forward: where the spirit was to go, they went; they didn't turn when they went.
- World English Bible

And each straight forward they go, whither the spirit is to go, they go, they turn not round in their going.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they went every one straight forward; whither the spirit was to go, they went; they turned not when they went.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 1:12


1:12 Straight - Which way soever they went, each living creature had one face looking straight forward. The spirit - The will, command, and breathing of the Spirit of God, both gave and guided their motions. Was to go - Going is attributed here to the Spirit of God, by allusion, for he who is in every place cannot properly be said to go from or to any place. Turned not - They looked not back, they turned not out of the way, they gave not over, 'till they had compleated their course.


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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