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Ezekiel 1:4-6 International Standard Version (ISV)

I was amazed to see a wind storm blow[a] in from the north, consisting of[b] a massive cloud and fire that was flashing back and forth, surrounded by bright light. From deep within the cloud,[c] something was shining that appeared to have a color like bronze that had been placed in fire until it glowed.

The Vision of the Four Beings

Deep inside it, the likenesses of four living beings were visible. Their appearances were similar to human forms, except that they each had four faces, four pairs of wings,[d]


  1. Ezekiel 1:4 Lit. come
  2. Ezekiel 1:4 The Heb. lacks consisting of
  3. Ezekiel 1:4 Lit. within it
  4. Ezekiel 1:6 Or four wings
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Ezekiel 1:4-6 New International Version (NIV)

I looked, and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north—an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal, and in the fire was what looked like four living creatures. In appearance their form was human, but each of them had four faces and four wings.

New International Version (NIV)

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