Ezekiel 1:2
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New International Version
On the fifth of the month--it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin--

New Living Translation
This happened during the fifth year of King Jehoiachin's captivity.

English Standard Version
On the fifth day of the month (it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin),

New American Standard Bible
(On the fifth of the month in the fifth year of King Jehoiachin's exile,

King James Bible
In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On the fifth day of the month--it was the fifth year of King Jehoiachin's exile--

International Standard Version
On the fifth day of the month in the fifth year of King Jehoiachin's imprisonment in exile,

NET Bible
(On the fifth day of the month--it was the fifth year of King Jehoiachin's exile--

New Heart English Bible
In the fifth of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On the fifth day of the month, during the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiakin,

JPS Tanakh 1917
In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

New American Standard 1977
(On the fifth of the month in the fifth year of King Jehoiachin’s exile,

Jubilee Bible 2000
In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of King Jehoiachin's captivity,

King James 2000 Bible
On the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

American King James Version
In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

American Standard Version
In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

Douay-Rheims Bible
On the fifth day of the month, the same was the fifth year of the captivity of king Joachin,

Darby Bible Translation
On the fifth of the month, (it was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,)

English Revised Version
In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

Webster's Bible Translation
In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

World English Bible
In the fifth [day] of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

Young's Literal Translation
In the fifth of the month -- it is the fifth year of the removal of the king Jehoiachin --
Study Bible
Ezekiel's Prophecy at Kebar
1Now it came about in the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was by the river Chebar among the exiles, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. 2(On the fifth of the month in the fifth year of King Jehoiachin's exile, 3the word of the LORD came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and there the hand of the LORD came upon him.)…
Cross References
2 Kings 24:12
Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he and his mother and his servants and his captains and his officials. So the king of Babylon took him captive in the eighth year of his reign.

Ezekiel 8:1
It came about in the sixth year, on the fifth day of the sixth month, as I was sitting in my house with the elders of Judah sitting before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell on me there.

Ezekiel 17:12
"Say now to the rebellious house, 'Do you not know what these things mean?' Say, 'Behold, the king of Babylon came to Jerusalem, took its king and princes and brought them to him in Babylon.

Ezekiel 20:1
Now in the seventh year, in the fifth month, on the tenth of the month, certain of the elders of Israel came to inquire of the LORD, and sat before me.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Ezekiel 8:1 And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the …

Ezekiel 20:1 And it came to pass in the seventh year, in the fifth month, the …

Ezekiel 29:1,17 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, in the twelfth day of the …

Ezekiel 31:1 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third month, in …

Ezekiel 40:1 In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning …

2 Kings 24:12-15 And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, …

Verse 2. - The fifth year of King Jehoiachin's captivity. The date of this deportation stands as B.C. 599 (2 Kings 24:8-16; 2 Chronicles 36:9, 10), and thus brings us to B.C. 595/4 as the time of Ezekiel's first vision. It was for him and for his fellow exiles a natural starting point to reckon from. It would have been, in one sense, as natural to reckon from the beginning of Zedekiah's reign, as Jeremiah does (Jeremiah 39:1, 2), but Ezekiel does not recognize that prince - who was, as it were, a mere satrap under Nebuchadnezzar - as a true king, and throughout his book systematically adheres to this era (Ezekiel 8:1; Ezekiel 20:1; Ezekiel 24:1, et al.). About this time, but a year before, the false prophets of Judah were prophesying the overthrow of Babylon and the return of Jeconiah within two years (Jeremiah 28:3), and the expectations thus raised were probably shared by many of Ezekiel's companions in exile, while he himself adhered to the counsels of the leter which Jeremiah had sent (Jeremiah 29:1-23) to the Jews of the Captivity. To one who felt himself thus apart from his brethren, musing over many things, and perhaps perplexed with the conflict of prophetic voices, there was given, in the "visions of God" which he relates, the guidance that he needed. They did not break in, we may well believe, suddenly and without preparation on the normal order of his life. Like other prophets, he felt, even before his call, the burdens of his time. and vexed his soul with the ungodly deeds of these among whom he lived. In the fifth day of the month,.... The month Tammuz, as before:

(which was the fifth year of Jehoiachin's captivity); the same with Jeconiah and Coniah, as he is sometimes called; he was taken by the king of Babylon, when he had reigned but three months, and his captivity held seven and thirty years, 2 Kings 24:8. 2. Jehoiachin's captivity—In the third or fourth year of Jehoiakim, father of Jehoiachin, the first carrying away of Jewish captives to Babylon took place, and among them was Daniel. The second was under Jehoiachin, when Ezekiel was carried away. The third and final one was at the taking of Jerusalem under Zedekiah.1:1-14 It is a mercy to have the word of God brought to us, and a duty to attend to it diligently, when we are in affliction. The voice of God came in the fulness of light and power, by the Holy Spirit. These visions seem to have been sent to possess the prophet's mind with great and high thoughts of God. To strike terror upon sinners. To speak comfort to those that feared God, and humbled themselves. In ver. 4-14, is the first part of the vision, which represents God as attended and served by a vast company of angels, who are all his messengers, his ministers, doing his commandments. This vision would impress the mind with solemn awe and fear of the Divine displeasure, yet raise expectations of blessings. The fire is surrounded with a glory. Though we cannot by searching find out God to perfection, yet we see the brightness round about it. The likeness of the living creatures came out of the midst of the fire; angels derive their being and power from God. They have the understanding of a man, and far more. A lion excels in strength and boldness. An ox excels in diligence and patience, and unwearied discharge of the work he has to do. An eagle excels in quickness and piercing sight, and in soaring high; and the angels, who excel man in all these respects, put on these appearances. The angels have wings; and whatever business God sends them upon, they lose no time. They stood straight, and firm, and steady. They had not only wings for motion, but hands for action. Many persons are quick, who are not active; they hurry about, but do nothing to purpose; they have wings, but no hands. But wherever the angels' wings carried them, they carried hands with them, to be doing what duty required. Whatever service they went about, they went every one straight forward. When we go straight, we go forward; when we serve God with one heart, we perform work. They turned not when they went. They made no mistakes; and their work needed not to be gone over again. They turned not from their business to trifle with any thing. They went whithersoever the Spirit of God would have them go. The prophet saw these living creatures by their own light, for their appearance was like burning coals of fire; they are seraphim, or burners; denoting the ardour of their love to God, and fervent zeal in his service. We may learn profitable lessons from subjects we cannot fully enter into or understand. But let us attend to the things which relate to our peace and duty, and leave secret things to the Lord, to whom alone they belong.
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