In the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was among the exiles by the K'var River, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
On the fifth day of the month, which was during the fifth year of King Y'hoyakhin's exile,
the word of ADONAI came to the cohen Yechezk'el son of Buzi, in the land of the Kasdim by the K'var River; there the hand of ADONAI was on him.
I looked and saw a windy storm approaching from the north and a huge cloud with flashing fire, glowing brightly all around with the color of gleaming amber from within the fire.
Inside, there appeared to be four living creatures that looked like human beings;
but each one had four faces and four wings.
Their legs were straight, with feet like calves' hoofs. They glittered like burnished bronze.
Beneath their wings they had human hands on their four sides. The four of them had faces and wings as follows:
they touched one another with their wings; they did not turn when they moved, but each one moved straight forward;