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Ezekiel 8:1-6 (English Standard Version)

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Abominations in the Temple

1 1In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth day of the month, 2as I sat in my house, with 3the elders of Judah sitting before me, 4the hand of the Lord GOD fell upon me there. 2 Then I looked, and behold, 5a form that had the appearance of a man.a6Below what appeared to be his waist was fire, and above his waist was something like the appearance of brightness, like 7gleaming metal.b 3 He 8put out the form of a hand and took me by a lock of my head, and the Spirit lifted me up 9between earth and heaven and 10brought me in 11visions of God to Jerusalem, 12to the entrance of the gateway of the inner court that faces north, 13where was the seat of the 14image of jealousy, 15which provokes to jealousy. 4 And behold, 16the glory of the God of Israel was there, like the vision that I saw 17in the valley. 5 Then he said to me, 18"Son of man, lift up your eyes now toward the north." So I lifted up my eyes toward the north, and behold, north of 19the altar gate, in the entrance, was this 20image of jealousy. 6 And he said to me, "Son of man, 21do you see what they are doing, 22the great abominations that the house of Israel are committing here, 23to drive me far from my sanctuary? But you will see still greater abominations."
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