Ezekiel 1:1-3 NLT

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

References for Ezekiel 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Hebrew <I>On the fifth day of the fourth month,</I> of the Hebrew 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 <MS>B.C.</I>
    • b 1:1 - Or <I>in the thirtieth year.</I>
      2 This happened during the fifth year of King Jehoiachin's captivity.
      3 The LORD gave a message to me, Ezekiel son of Buzi, a priest, there beside the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians, c and I felt the hand of the LORD take hold of me.

      References for Ezekiel 1:3

        • c 1:3 - Or <I>Chaldeans.</I>