Ezekiel 1
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1And it comes to pass, in the thirtieth year, in the fourth [month], on the fifth of the month, and I [am] in the midst of the expulsion by the river Chebar, the heavens have been opened, and I see visions of God. 2In the fifth of the month—it is the fifth year of the expulsion of King Jehoiachin— 3the word of YHWH has certainly been to Ezekiel son of Buzi the priest, in the land of the Chaldeans, by the river Chebar, and there is on him there a hand of YHWH.

4And I look, and behold, a turbulent wind is coming from the north, a great cloud, and fire catching itself, and brightness to it all around, and out of its midst as the color of electrum, out of the midst of the fire. 5And out of its midst [is] a likeness of four living creatures, and this [is] their appearance; a likeness of man [is] to them, 6and each had four faces and each of them had four wings, 7and their feet [are] straight feet, and the sole of their feet [is] as a sole of a calf’s foot, and they are sparkling as the color of bright bronze; 8and on their four sides [each had] hands of man under their wings; and [each] of the four had their faces and their wings; 9their wings [are] joining to one another, they do not turn around in their going, they each go straight forward. 10As for the likeness of their faces, [each had] the face of a man, and toward the right the four had the face of a lion, and on the left the four had the face of an ox, and the four had the face of an eagle. 11And their faces and their wings dividing from above, of each [are] two joining together, and two are covering their bodies. 12And they each go straight forward, to where the Spirit is to go, they go, they do not turn around in their going. 13As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearances [are] as coals of fire—burning as the appearance of lamps; it is going up and down between the living creatures, and brightness [is] to the fire, and lightning is going forth out of the fire. 14And the living creatures are running, and turning back, as the appearance of the flash.

15And I see the living creatures, and behold, one wheel [is] in the earth, near the living creatures, at its four faces. 16The appearance of the wheels and their works [is] as the color of beryl, and the four of them had one likeness, and their appearances and their works [are] as it were the wheel in the midst of the wheel. 17On their four sides, in their going they go, they do not turn around in their going. 18As for their rings, they are both high and fearful, and their rings, of the four of them, [are] full of eyes around them. 19And in the going of the living creatures, the wheels go beside them, and in the living creatures being lifted up from off the earth, the wheels are lifted up. 20To where the Spirit is to go, they go, there the Spirit [is] to go, and the wheels are lifted up alongside them, for a living spirit [is] in the wheels. 21In their going, they go; and in their standing, they stand; and in their being lifted up from off the earth, the wheels are lifted up alongside them; for a living spirit [is] in the wheels.

22And over the heads of the living creatures—a likeness of an expanse, as the color of the fearful ice, stretched out over their heads from above. 23And under the expanse their wings [are] straight, one toward [its] sister; two [wings] of each are covering them, and two [wings] of each are covering their bodies. 24And I hear the noise of their wings, as the noise of many waters, as the noise of the Mighty One, in their going—the noise of tumult, as the noise of a camp, in their standing they let their wings fall. 25And there is a voice from above the expanse, that [is] above their head: in their standing they let their wings fall.

26And above the expanse that [is] over their head, as an appearance of a sapphire stone, [is] the likeness of a throne, and on the likeness of the throne a likeness, as the appearance of man on it from above. 27And I see as the color of electrum, as the appearance of fire all around within it, from the appearance of His loins and upward; and from the appearance of His loins and downward, I have seen as the appearance of fire, and brightness [is] all around Him. 28As the appearance of the bow that is in a cloud in a day of rain, so [is] the appearance of the brightness all around.


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