Ezekiel 1:1-7 NKJV

1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the River Chebar, that the heavens were opened and I saw visions a of God.

References for Ezekiel 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Following Masoretic Text, Septuagint, and Vulgate; Syriac and Targum read a vision.
      2 On the fifth day of the month, which was in the fifth year of King Jehoiachin's captivity,
      3 the word of the Lord came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans b by the River Chebar; and the hand of the Lord was upon him there.

      References for Ezekiel 1:3

        • b 1:3 - Or Babylonians, and so elsewhere in this book
          4 Then I looked, and behold, a whirlwind was coming out of the north, a great cloud with raging fire engulfing itself; and brightness was all around it and radiating out of its midst like the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
          5 Also from within it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had the likeness of a man.
          6 Each one had four faces, and each one had four wings.
          7 Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the soles of calves' feet. They sparkled like the color of burnished bronze.