Ezekiel 1:1-9 LEB

Date of Vision of Living Creatures and Glory of the Throne of Yahweh

1 And it was in [the] thirtieth year, in the fourth [month], on the fifth [day] of the month, and I [was] in the midst ofa the exilesb by the {Kebar River}.c The heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.

References for Ezekiel 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Or "among"
    • b 1:1 - Hebrew "exile"
    • c 1:1 - Literally "river of Kebar"
      2 On the fifth [day] of the month--it was the fifth year of the exile of the king Jehoiachin--
      3 the word of Yahweh {came}d clearlye to Ezekiel the son of Buzi, the priest, in the land of [the] Chaldeans at the {Kebar River},f and the hand of Yahweh was on him there.

      References for Ezekiel 1:3

        • d 1:3 - Literally "was"
        • e 1:3 - Or "certainly"
        • f 1:3 - Literally "river of Kebar"
          4 And I looked,g and look! A storm wind [was] coming from the north, a great cloud, and fire flashing back and forth, and brightness around [and] {within it},h and from its midsti [it was] like [the] outward appearance of amber stone from the midstj of the fire.

          References for Ezekiel 1:4

            • g 1:4 - Or "saw"
            • h 1:4 - Literally "for it"
            • i 1:4 - Or "middle"
            • j 1:4 - Or "middle"
              5 And from its midstk [was] the likeness of four living creatures, and this [was] their appearance: {a human form},l

              References for Ezekiel 1:5

                • k 1:5 - Or "middle"
                • l 1:5 - Literally "this their appearance the likeness of a human to them"
                  6 and {each had four faces},m and {each of them had four wings}.n

                  References for Ezekiel 1:6

                    • m 1:6 - Literally "and four faces to each"
                    • n 1:6 - Literally "and four wings to each for them"
                      7 And their legs [were] straight legs, and the sole of their feet [was] like the sole of [the] foot of a calf, and [they] were sparkling like the outward appearance of polished bronze.
                      8 And under their wings [were] {human hands}o on their four sides. And their faces and their wings for the four of them [were as follows]:

                      References for Ezekiel 1:8

                        • o 1:8 - Literally "hand his a man"
                          9 {their wings were touching one another};p {each of them went straight forward},q {without turning right or left}.r

                          References for Ezekiel 1:9

                            • p 1:9 - Literally "their wings [were] touching each her sister"
                            • q 1:9 - Literally "they did not turn at their going"
                            • r 1:9 - Literally "each toward the side of his face they went"