the spirit lifted me up
3:14 the spirit lifted me up. This may have been a supernatural translation of the prophet, in similar fashion to the experience of Philip (Acts 8:39-40). Also compare Ezekiel 8:3. Perhaps, as a vision (see Ezekiel 1:1), his spirit was translated, somewhat as in Paul’s experience (II Corinthians 12:2-4) while his body remained in his home. In any case, the things he saw and heard were real, not dreams or symbols.