1Now 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, [that] the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered].
2In the fifth [day] of the month, which [was] the fifth year of king Y’hoyakhin’s [Yehovah establishes]’s captivity,
3The word of the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) came expressly unto Yechezk’el [God strengthens] the priest, the son of Buzi [my contempt], in the land of the Kasdim [clod-breakers] by the river K’var [far-off]; and the hand of the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) was there upon him.
4And 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.
5Also out of the midst thereof [came] the likeness of four living creatures. And this [was] their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.
6And everyone had four faces, and everyone had four wings.
7And 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.
8And [they had] the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.
9Their wings [were] joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went everyone straight forward.
10As 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.
11Thus [were] their faces: and their wings [were] stretched upward; two [wings] of everyone [were] joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.
12And they went everyone straight forward: to which the spirit was to go, they went; [and] they turned not when they went.
13As 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.
14And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
15Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.
16The 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.
17When they went, they went upon their four sides: [and] they turned not when they went.
18As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings [were] full of eyes round about them four.
19And 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.
20Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, there [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.
21When 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.
22And the likeness of the Firmament (expanse or vault over the earth) upon the heads of the living creature [was] as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.
23And under the Firmament (expanse or vault over the earth) [were] their wings straight, the one toward the other: everyone had two, which covered on this side, and everyone had two, which covered on that side, their bodies.
24And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings.
25And there was a voice from the Firmament (expanse or vault over the earth) that [was] over their heads, when they stood, [and] had let down their wings.
26And above the Firmament (expanse or vault over the earth) that [was] over their heads [was] the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne [was] the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it.
27And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his waist even upward, and from the appearance of his waist even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.
28As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so [was] the appearance of the brightness round about. This [was] the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate). And when I saw [it], I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spoke.