Ezekiel 1:1-3 NLT

1 On July 31 of my thirtieth year, while I was with the Judean exiles beside the Kebar River in Babylon, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.

References for Ezekiel 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Hebrew On the fifth day of the fourth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. A number of dates in Ezekiel can be cross-checked with dates in surviving Babylonian records and related accurately to our modern calendar. This event occurred on July 31, 593
    • b 1:1 - Or in the thirtieth year.
      2 This happened during the fifth year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity.
      3 (The LORD gave this message to Ezekiel son of Buzi, a priest, beside the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians, and he felt the hand of the LORD take hold of him.)

      References for Ezekiel 1:3

        • c 1:3 - Or Chaldeans.