Ezekiel 1:1-6 DBY

1 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.

References for Ezekiel 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Lit. 'captivity.'
      2 On the fifth of the month, (it was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's b captivity,)

      References for Ezekiel 1:2

        • b 1:2 - Or 'Joiachin's;' elsewhere called also 'Jeconias,' and 'Coniah.'
          3 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.
          4 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.

          References for Ezekiel 1:4

            • c 1:4 - Or 'mingled,' as Ex. 9.24.
            • d 1:4 - An unknown substance; some think a mixture of gold and silver: so in ver. 27; and ch. 8.2; see Rev. 1.15.
              5 Also out of the midst thereof, the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had the likeness of a man.
              6 And every one had four faces, and every one of them had four wings.