Ezekiel 1:1

1 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[a] by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.

Ezekiel 1:1 In-Context

1 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 Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
2 In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,
3 The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.
4 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 out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
5 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. captives: Heb. captivity
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