On July 31 a of my thirtieth year, b while I was with the Judean exiles beside the Kebar River in Babylon, the heavens were opened to me, and I saw visions of God.
This happened during the fifth year of King Jehoiachin's captivity.
The LORD gave a message to me, Ezekiel son of Buzi, a priest, there beside the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians, c and I felt the hand of the LORD take hold of me.
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