Ezekiel 1:4-14 NIV

4 I looked, and I saw a windstorm1 coming out of the north2--an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal,3

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5 and in the fire was what looked like four living creatures.4 In appearance their form was that of a man,5

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      6 but each of them had four faces6 and four wings.

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      7 Their legs were straight; their feet were like those of a calf and gleamed like burnished bronze.7

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      8 Under their wings on their four sides they had the hands of a man.8 All four of them had faces and wings,

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      9 and their wings touched one another. Each one went straight ahead; they did not turn as they moved.9

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      10 Their faces looked like this: Each of the four had the face of a man, and on the right side each had the face of a lion, and on the left the face of an ox; each also had the face of an eagle.10

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      11 Such were their faces. Their wings11 were spread out upward; each had two wings, one touching the wing of another creature on either side, and two wings covering its body.

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      12 Each one went straight ahead. Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, without turning as they went.12

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      13 The appearance of the living creatures was like burning coals13 of fire or like torches. Fire moved back and forth among the creatures; it was bright, and lightning14 flashed out of it.

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      14 The creatures sped back and forth like flashes of lightning.15

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