Ezekiel 2:9
New International Version
Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out to me. In it was a scroll,

New Living Translation
Then I looked and saw a hand reaching out to me. It held a scroll,

English Standard Version
And when I looked, behold, a hand was stretched out to me, and behold, a scroll of a book was in it.

Berean Study Bible
Then I looked and saw a hand reaching out to me, and in it was a scroll,

King James Bible
And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;

New King James Version
Now when I looked, there was a hand stretched out to me; and behold, a scroll of a book was in it.

New American Standard Bible
Then I looked, and behold, a hand was extended to me; and behold, a scroll was in it.

NASB 1995
Then I looked, and behold, a hand was extended to me; and lo, a scroll was in it.

NASB 1977
Then I looked, behold, a hand was extended to me; and lo, a scroll was in it.

Amplified Bible
Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out toward me; and behold, a scroll of a book was in it.

Christian Standard Bible
So I looked and saw a hand reaching out to me, and there was a written scroll in it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I looked and saw a hand reaching out to me, and there was a written scroll in it.

American Standard Version
And when I looked, behold, a hand was put forth unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I saw, and behold, a hand was reaching to me and there was the scroll of a Scribe in it

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I looked, and behold, a hand stretched out to me, and in it a volume of a book.

Contemporary English Version
Just then, I saw a hand stretched out toward me. And in it was a scroll.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I looked, and behold, a hand was sent to me, wherein was a book rolled up:

English Revised Version
And when I looked, behold, an hand was put forth unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;

Good News Translation
I saw a hand reaching out toward me, and it was holding a scroll.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As I looked, I saw a hand stretched out toward me. In it was a scroll.

International Standard Version
As I watched, all of a sudden there was a hand being stretched out in my direction! And there was a scroll

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when I looked, behold, a hand was put forth unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;

Literal Standard Version
And I look, and behold, a hand [is] sent forth to me, and behold, a roll of a scroll [is] in it,

NET Bible
Then I looked and realized a hand was stretched out to me, and in it was a written scroll.

New Heart English Bible
And I looked and saw a hand was extended to me; and, look, a written scroll was in it.

World English Bible
When I looked, behold, a hand was put forth to me; and, behold, a scroll of a book was therein;

Young's Literal Translation
And I look, and lo, a hand is sent forth unto me, and lo, in it a roll of a book,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Ezekiel's Call
8And you, son of man, listen to what I tell you. Do not be rebellious like that rebellious house. Open your mouth and eat what I give you.” 9Then I looked and saw a hand reaching out to me, and in it was a scroll, 10which He unrolled before me. And written on the front and back of it were words of lamentation, mourning, and woe.…

Cross References
Hebrews 10:7
Then I said, 'Here I am, it is written about Me in the scroll: I have come to do Your will, O God.'"

Revelation 5:1
Then I saw a scroll in the right hand of the One seated on the throne. It had writing on both sides and was sealed with seven seals.

Revelation 10:8
Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me again, saying, "Go, take the small scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel standing on the sea and on the land."

Jeremiah 36:2
"Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah, and all the nations, from the day I first spoke to you during the reign of Josiah until today.

Jeremiah 36:4
So Jeremiah called Baruch son of Neriah, and at the dictation of Jeremiah, Baruch wrote on a scroll all the words that the LORD had spoken to Jeremiah.

Ezekiel 3:1
"Son of man," He said to me, "eat what you find here. Eat this scroll, then go and speak to the house of Israel."

Ezekiel 8:3
He stretched out what looked like a hand and took me by the hair of my head. Then the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and carried me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate of the inner court, where the idol that provokes jealousy was seated.

Zechariah 5:1
Again I lifted up my eyes and saw before me a flying scroll.


Treasury of Scripture

And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent to me; and, see, a roll of a book was therein;

an hand

Ezekiel 8:3
And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy.

Jeremiah 1:9
Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.

Daniel 5:5
In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

a roll

Ezekiel 3:1
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.

Hebrews 10:7
Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

Revelation 5:1-5
And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals…









(9) Was sent unto me.--Better, was put forth, as the same word is translated in Genesis 3:22; Genesis 19:10; Ezekiel 8:3. In Ezekiel 10:7 it is rendered stretched forth, with the marginal sent forth, and the corresponding Chaldee word in Daniel 5:24 is translated "sent." It is not that a hand by itself containing the roll was sent to the prophet, but a hand, either of one of the cherubim,. or from the throne above, was stretched forth to him. In the corresponding vision in Revelation 10:8-9, it is handed to the seer by the angel.

A roll of a book.--Books were anciently written upon skins sewed together, or upon papyrus in long strips, which were rolled up, one hand unrolling and the other rolling up from the other end as the contents were read. These were ordinarily written on one side only, as it would have been inconvenient to read the other; but in this case it was written on both sides," within and without," to denote the fullness of the message.

Verse 9. - An hand was sent (put forth, Revised Version) unto me, etc. Apparently the hand was not that of the human form seated on the throne (Ezekiel 1:26), nor of one of the four living creatures (Ezekiel 1:8), but one appearing mysteriously by itself, as in the history of Belshazzar's feast (Daniel 5:5). The words connect themselves with the use of the hand stretched out of a cloud as the symbols of the Divine energy both in Jewish and Christian art. The writer has in his possession a Jewish brass tablet, probably of the sixteenth century, commemorating the legend of the miraculous supply of oil at the Feast of the Dedication, in which such a hand appears as pouring oil into the seven-branched candlestick, or lamp, of the temple. Lo, a roll of a book, etc. The words remind us of the volume, or roll, in Psalm 40:7; Jeremiah 36:2; Zechariah 5:1; like those which are still used in Jewish synagogues.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then I looked
וָאֶרְאֶ֕ה (wā·’er·’eh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7200: To see

and saw
וְהִנֵּה־ (wə·hin·nêh-)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

a hand
יָ֖ד (yāḏ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

reaching out
שְׁלוּחָ֣ה (šə·lū·ḥāh)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

to me,
אֵלָ֑י (’ê·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

and
וְהִנֵּה־ (wə·hin·nêh-)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

in it
ב֖וֹ (ḇōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

was a scroll,
מְגִלַּת־ (mə·ḡil·laṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 4039: A scroll


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