Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth [month], on the fifth of the month, as I was among the captives a by the river Chebar, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
On the fifth of the month, (it was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's b captivity,)
the word of Jehovah came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of Jehovah was there upon him.
And I looked, and behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, c and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the look of glowing brass, d out of the midst of the fire.
Also out of the midst thereof, the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had the likeness of a man.
And every one had four faces, and every one of them had four wings.