Ezekiel 1:18

“As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As for their rings, they were so high, that they were dreadful, and their rings were full of eyes round about them foure.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

As for their rims they were lofty and awesome, and the rims of all four of them were full of eyes round about.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

As for their rims, they were high and dreadful; and they four had their rims full of eyes round about.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I saw that they had edges, and their edges, even of the four, were full of eyes round about.
- Basic English Bible

As for their rims, they were high and dreadful; and they four had their rims full of eyes round about.
- Darby Bible

As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes around them four.
- Webster's Bible

As for their rims, they were high and dreadful; and the four of them had their rims full of eyes all around.
- World English Bible

As to their rings, they are both high and fearful, and their rings [are] full of eyes round about them four.
- Youngs Literal Bible

As for their rings, they were high and they were dreadful; and they four had their rings full of eyes round about.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 1:18


1:18 The rings - The circumference of the wheels. Dreadful - Their very height imprest a fear on the beholder. Them four - Every one of the four wheels. How fitly do the wheels, their motion, their height, and eyes, signify the height, unsearchableness, wisdom, and vigilance of the Divine Providence.


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
  • 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

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