Ezekiel 1:1-6 NCV

1 It was the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month of our captivity. I was by the Kebar River among the people who had been carried away as captives. The sky opened, and I saw visions of God.
2 It was the fifth day of the month of the fifth year that King Jehoiachin had been a prisoner.
3 The Lord spoke his word to Ezekiel son of Buzi in the land of the Babylonians by the Kebar River. There he felt the power of the Lord.
4 When I looked, I saw a stormy wind coming from the north. There was a great cloud with a bright light around it and fire flashing out of it. Something that looked like glowing metal was in the center of the fire.
5 Inside the cloud was what looked like four living creatures, who were shaped like humans,
6 but each of them had four faces and four wings.