Now it came about in the thirtiethyear, on the fifth day of the fourthmonth, while I was by the 1riverChebaramong the exiles, the 2heavens were opened and I sawa3visions of God.
(On the fifth of the monthbin the 4fifthyear of KingJehoiachin'sexile,
the 5word of the LORDcameexpressly to Ezekiel the priest, son of Buzi, in the 6land of the Chaldeans by the riverChebar; and there7the hand of the LORDcame upon him.)
As I looked, behold, a 8stormwind was coming from the north, a greatcloud with fireflashingforth continually and a brightlightaround it, and in its midst something like 9glowingmetal in the midst of the fire.
5Within it there were figuresresembling10fourlivingbeings. And this was their appearance: they had human11form.
6Each of them had 12fourfaces and 13fourwings.