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Ezekiel 1:18-28 (New International Version)

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18 Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes1 all around. 19 When the living creatures moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the living creatures rose from the ground, the wheels also rose. 20 Wherever the spirit would go, they would go,2 and the wheels would rise along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. 21 When the creatures moved, they also moved; when the creatures stood still, they also stood still; and when the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels rose along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.3 22 Spread out above the heads of the living creatures was what looked like an expanse,4 sparkling like ice, and awesome. 23 Under the expanse their wings were stretched out one toward the other, and each had two wings covering its body. 24 When the creatures moved, I heard the sound of their wings, like the roar of rushing5 waters, like the voice6 of the Almighty,a like the tumult of an army.7 When they stood still, they lowered their wings. 25 Then there came a voice from above the expanse over their heads as they stood with lowered wings. 26 Above the expanse over their heads was what looked like a throne8 of sapphire,b9 and high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man.10 27 I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded him.11 28 Like the appearance of a rainbow12 in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him.13 This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory14 of the LORD. When I saw it, I fell facedown,15 and I heard the voice of one speaking.
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