Ezekiel 1:16

“The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The appearance of the wheeles, and their worke was like vnto the colour of a Berill: and they foure had one likenesse, and their appearance and their worke was as it were a wheele in the middle of a wheele.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The appearance of the wheels and their workmanship {was} like sparkling beryl, and all four of them had the same form, their appearance and workmanship {being} as if one wheel were within another.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto a beryl: and they four had one likeness; and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel within a wheel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The form of the wheels and their work was like a beryl; the four of them had the same form and design, and they were like a wheel inside a wheel.
- Basic English Bible

The appearance of the wheels and their work was as the look of a chrysolite; and they four had one likeness; and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.
- Darby Bible

The appearance of the wheels and their work was like the color of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.
- Webster's Bible

The appearance of the wheels and their work was like a beryl: and the four of them had one likeness; and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel within a wheel.
- World English Bible

The appearance of the wheels and their works [is] as the colour of beryl, and one likeness [is] to them four, and their appearances and their works [are] as it were the wheel in the midst of the wheel.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl; and they four had one likeness; and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel within a wheel.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 1:16


1:16 Work - All that was wrought, whether engraved or otherwise was of one colour. Beryl - A sea green. One likeness - The same for dimensions, colour, frame, and motion. In the middle - It is probable, the wheels were framed so as to be an exact sphere, which is easily rolled to any side.


Discussion for Ezekiel 1:16

  • Spaceship of human beings who have attained a closeness with God that transcends the concept of time allowing them to praise God in all his glory during his visions to the prophets even in a past where they have yet to be born. That's only an hypothesis though but worry not, for there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed and nothing secret that will not be brought to light.
  • 2 options: 1 Well he describes the technology invented by Schauberger "friends " in Europe before the second world war...A wheel in the middle of the craft within a wheel.. This is the basic form of propulsion system for a plane that will use the earth 's natural electro magnetic field . Two discs are spinning in opposite direction, generating a lifting force. A nuclear device may be used for the speed and energy source. It is actually easy with today 's tools to replicate if having the equipment for it. Difficulty is stabilizing. Any craft like this will have to be made for earth conditions. Which means that the aliens from space theory that some believe in has no relevance. If it was a plane it must have been from an early human high civilization. Perhaps flooded by the natural ice melting at the end of the ice age, as even shown in the bible noah 's ark Mark that the ark had a rounded shape. It may not have been a boat : 2 Just wheels that have an inner part like many have now. At that time romans had wagons behind horses
  • Barry Parrish for verse 16
    Daniel 7:22 Them 's some powerful wheels. Also they were not metallic. Probably carved out of precious stone as said in ea vs. They either generate or resonate. A nice mystery.
  • Nananator for verse 16
    I also would like an explanation of this scripture. I have been trying to wrap my head around it and it just doesn 't come to me. God bless anyone who can tell me.
  • Kristie for verse 16
    can anyone help me to understand what ezekiel saw in this vision please

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