Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth [month], in the fifth [day] of the month, as I [was] among the captives by the river of Kebar, [that] the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
In the fifth [day] of the month, which [was] the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,
The word of the LORD came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Kebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.
And I looked, and behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness [was] about it, and from the midst of it as the color of amber, from the midst of the fire.
Also from the midst of it [came] the likeness of four living creatures. And this [was] their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.
And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.