On the fifth day of the fourth month of the thirtieth year, a I, Ezekiel the priest, son of Buzi, was living with the Jewish exiles by the Chebar River in Babylonia. The sky opened, and I saw a vision of God. 12
It was the fifth year since King Jehoiachin had been taken into exile.) 23
There in Babylonia beside the Chebar River, I heard the Lord speak to me, and I felt his power.
I looked up and saw a windstorm coming from the north. Lightning was flashing from a huge cloud, and the sky around it was glowing. Where the lightning was flashing, something shone like bronze.
At the center of the storm I saw what looked like four living creatures in human form, 36
but each of them had four faces and four wings.