4 I looked, and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north—an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal,
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5 and in the fire was what looked like four living creatures. In appearance their form was human,
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6 but each of them had four faces and four wings.
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7 Their legs were straight; their feet were like those of a calf and gleamed like burnished bronze.
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8 Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. All four of them had faces and wings,
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9 and the wings of one touched the wings of another. Each one went straight ahead; they did not turn as they moved.
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10 Their faces looked like this: Each of the four had the face of a human being, and on the right side each had the face of a lion, and on the left the face of an ox; each also had the face of an eagle.
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11 Such were their faces. They each had two wings spreading out upward, each wing touching that of the creature on either side; and each had two other wings covering its body.
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12 Each one went straight ahead. Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, without turning as they went.
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13 The appearance of the living creatures was like burning coals of fire or like torches. Fire moved back and forth among the creatures; it was bright, and lightning flashed out of it.
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14 The creatures sped back and forth like flashes of lightning.
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