Eze: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 by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
Eze:1:2: In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin’s captivity,
Eze:1:3: 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.
Eze:1:4: 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.
Eze:1:5: 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.
Eze:1:6: And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.
Eze:1:7: And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf’s foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.
Eze:1:8: And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.
Eze:1:9: Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.
Eze:1:10: As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.
Eze:1:11: Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.
Eze:1:12: And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.
Eze:1:13: As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
Eze:1:14: And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
Eze:1:15: Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.
Eze:1:16: The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.
Eze:1:17: When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went.
Eze:1:18: As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.
Eze:1:19: And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
Eze:1:20: Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
Eze:1:21: When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
Eze:1:22: And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.