1 Now it came to pass ain the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the †captives bby the river of Chebar, that cthe heavens were opened, and I saw dvisions of God. 2 In the fifth day of the month, which was ddthe fifth year of eking Jehoiachin’s captivity, 3 The word of the Lord came expressly unto †Ezekiel afthe priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans bby the river Chebar; and gthe hand of the Lord was there upon him.
4 hAnd I looked, and, behold, ia whirlwind came jout of the north, a great cloud, and a fire †infolding itself, and ka brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof klas mthe colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire. 5 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of nfour living creatures. And othis was their appearance; they had pthe likeness of a man. 6 pAnd every one had four faces, and every one had four wings. 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 qlike mthe colour of burnished brass. 8 rAnd they had the hands of a man under their wings on stheir four sides; and rthey four had their faces and their wings. 9 *tTheir wings were ujoined one to another; vthey turned not when they went; wthey went every one straight forward. 10 As for the likeness of their faces, xthey 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. 11 Thus were their faces: and their wings were ||stretched upward; ttwo wings of every one were joined one to another, and ytwo covered their bodies. 12 And wthey went every one straight forward: zwhither the spirit was to go, they went; and vthey turned not when they went. 13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning acoals of fire, and like the appearance of blamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning. 14 And the living creatures cran and returned as the appearance of da flash of lightning.
15 eNow as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces. 16 eThe appearance of the wheels and their work was elike unto the colour of fa beryl: gand they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was gas it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel. 17 hWhen they went, they went upon their four isides: and jthey turned not when they went. 18 As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their ||rings were kfull of ceyes round about them four. 19 lAnd when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and mwhen the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up. 20 nWhithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and mthe wheels were lifted up over against them: mfor the spirit ||of the living creature was in the wheels. 21 oWhen those went, these went; and oowhen those stood, these stood; and mwhen those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up pover against them: mfor the spirit ||of the living creature was in the wheels. 22 And the likeness of ppthe firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible qcrystal, stretched forth over their heads above. 23 And under the firmament were their wings rstraight, the one toward the other: every one had two, swhich covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies. 24 And when they went, tI heard the noise of their wings, ulike the noise of great waters, as tvthe voice of wthe Almighty, the voice of xspeech, yas the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings. 25 And there was a voice from pthe firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.
26 And above pthe firmament that was over their heads was zthe likeness of a throne, zas the appearance of aa sapphire stone: and bupon the likeness of the throne was the likeness bas the appearance of a man above upon it. 27 And I saw cas the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, ccfrom the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and dit had brightness round about. 28 eAs the appearance of the bow fthat is in the cloud in the day of rain, dso was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of gthe glory of the Lord. hAnd when I saw it, hI fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.
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