Ezekiel 1:1-9 HNV

1 Now it happened in the thirtieth year, in the fourth [month], in the fifth [day] of the month, as I was among the captives by the river Kevar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
2 In the fifth [day] of the month, which was the fifth year of king Yehoiakim's captivity,
3 the word of the LORD came expressly to Yechezkel the Kohen, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Kasdim by the river Kevar; and the hand of the LORD was there on him.
4 I looked, and, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, a great cloud, with flashing lightning, and a brightness round about it, and out of the midst of it as it were glowing metal, out of the midst of the fire.
5 Out of the midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures. This was their appearance: they had the likeness of a man.
6 Everyone had four faces, and everyone of them had four wings.
7 Their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot; and they sparkled like burnished brass.
8 They had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings [thus]:
9 their wings were joined one to another; they didn't turn when they went; they went everyone straight forward.