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Ezekiel 1:1
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Ezekiel's Inaugural Vision

In my thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles(a) by the Kebar River,(b) the heavens were opened(c) and I saw visions(d) of God.
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Ezekiel 1:2
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On the fifth of the month—it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin(e)
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Ezekiel 1:3
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the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel(f) the priest, the son of Buzi, by the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians.[a] There the hand of the Lord was on him.(g)
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Ezekiel 1:4
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I looked, and I saw a windstorm(h) coming out of the north(i)—an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal,(j)
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Ezekiel 1:5
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and in the fire was what looked like four living creatures.(k) In appearance their form was human,(l)
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Ezekiel 1:6
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but each of them had four faces(m) and four wings.
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Ezekiel 1:7
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Their legs were straight; their feet were like those of a calf and gleamed like burnished bronze.(n)
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Ezekiel 1:8
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Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands.(o) All four of them had faces and wings,
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Ezekiel 1:9
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and the wings of one touched the wings of another. Each one went straight ahead; they did not turn as they moved.(p)
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Ezekiel 1:10
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Their faces looked like this: Each of the four had the face of a human being, and on the right side each had the face of a lion, and on the left the face of an ox; each also had the face of an eagle.(q)
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Ezekiel 1:11
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Such were their faces. They each had two wings(r) spreading out upward, each wing touching that of the creature on either side; and each had two other wings covering its body.
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Ezekiel 1:12
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Each one went straight ahead. Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, without turning as they went.(s)
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Ezekiel 1:13
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The appearance of the living creatures was like burning coals(t) of fire or like torches. Fire moved back and forth among the creatures; it was bright, and lightning(u) flashed out of it.
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Ezekiel 1:14
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The creatures sped back and forth like flashes of lightning.(v)
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Ezekiel 1:15
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As I looked at the living creatures,(w) I saw a wheel(x) on the ground beside each creature with its four faces.
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Ezekiel 1:16
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This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: They sparkled like topaz,(y) and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel.
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Ezekiel 1:17
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As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the creatures faced; the wheels did not change direction(z) as the creatures went.
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Ezekiel 1:18
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Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes(aa) all around.
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Ezekiel 1:19
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When the living creatures moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the living creatures rose from the ground, the wheels also rose.
Ezekiel 1:20
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Wherever the spirit would go, they would go,(ab) and the wheels would rise along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.
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Ezekiel 1:21
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When the creatures moved, they also moved; when the creatures stood still, they also stood still; and when the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels rose along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.(ac)
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Ezekiel 1:22
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Spread out above the heads of the living creatures was what looked something like a vault,(ad) sparkling like crystal, and awesome.
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Ezekiel 1:23
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Under the vault their wings were stretched out one toward the other, and each had two wings covering its body.
Ezekiel 1:24
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When the creatures moved, I heard the sound of their wings, like the roar of rushing(ae) waters, like the voice(af) of the Almighty,[b] like the tumult of an army.(ag) When they stood still, they lowered their wings.
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Ezekiel 1:25
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Then there came a voice from above the vault over their heads as they stood with lowered wings.
Ezekiel 1:26
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Above the vault over their heads was what looked like a throne(ah) of lapis lazuli,(ai) and high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man.(aj)
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Ezekiel 1:27
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I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded him.(ak)
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Ezekiel 1:28
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Like the appearance of a rainbow(al) in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him.(am) This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory(an) of the Lord . When I saw it, I fell facedown,(ao) and I heard the voice of one speaking.
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