EZEKIEL 1:4

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.”

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Ezekiel 1:4 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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And I looked, וָאֵ֡רֶא To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) looked
and, behold, וְהִנֵּה֩ Lo! behold
a whirlwind ר֨וּחַ Wind; by resemblance breath, i.e., a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively, life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension, a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions) whirlwind
came בָּאָ֣ה To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
out of מִן Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses out
the north, הַצָּפ֗וֹן Properly, hidden, i.e., dark; used only of the north as a quarter (gloomy and unknown) north
a great גָּדוֹל֙ Great (in any sense); hence, older; also insolent great
cloud, עָנָ֤ן A cloud (as covering the sky), i.e., the nimbus or thunder-cloud cloud
and a fire וְאֵ֣שׁ Fire (literally or figuratively) fire
infolding itself, מִתְלַקַּ֔חַת To take (in the widest variety of applications) infolding itself
and a brightness וְנֹ֥גַֽהּ Brilliancy (literally or figuratively) brightness
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
about סָבִ֑יב (as noun) a circle, neighbour, or environs; but chiefly (as adverb, with or without preposition) around about
it, and out of the midst וּמִ֨תּוֹכָ֔הּ A bisection, i.e., (by implication) the center out midst
thereof as the colour כְּעֵ֥ין An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) thereof colour
of amber, הַחַשְׁמַ֖ל Probably bronze or polished spectrum metal amber
out of the midst מִתּ֥וֹךְ A bisection, i.e., (by implication) the center out midst
of the fire. הָאֵֽשׁ׃ Fire (literally or figuratively) fire

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  • 2  In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

  • 3  The word of the Lord came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the Lord was there upon him.

  • 4  And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

  • 5  Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.

  • 6  And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.




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