On the fifth day of the fourth month in the thirtieth year, while I was living among the exiles by the Chebar River, the sky opened, and I saw visions from God.
On the fifth day of the month, during the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiakin,
the LORD spoke his word to the priest Ezekiel, son of Buzi, in Babylon by the Chebar River. The power of the LORD came over Ezekiel.
As I looked, I saw a storm coming from the north. There was an immense cloud with flashing lightning surrounded by a bright light. The middle of the lightning looked like glowing metal.
In the center of the cloud I saw what looked like four living creatures. They were shaped like humans,
but each of them had four faces and four wings.