Ezekiel 1:1-6 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 In the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, I was with the exiles at the Chebar River when the heavens opened and I saw visions of God. 1 In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.
2 (It happened on the fifth day of the month, in the fifth year after King Jehoiachin's deportation. 2 On the fifth of the month--it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin--
3 The LORD's word burst in on the priest Ezekiel, Buzi's son, in the land of Babylon at the Chebar River. There the LORD's power overcame him.) 3 the word of the LORD came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, by the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians. There the hand of the LORD was upon him.
4 As I watched, suddenly a driving storm came out of the north, a great cloud flashing fire, with brightness all around. At its center, in the middle of the fire, there was something like gleaming amber. 4 I looked, and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north--an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal,
5 And inside that were forms of four living creatures. This was what they looked like: Each had the form of a human being, 5 and in the fire was what looked like four living creatures. In appearance their form was that of a man,
6 though each had four faces and four wings. 6 but each of them had four faces and four wings.