And it came to pass in the sixthyear, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders of Judahsatbefore me, that the hand of the LordGODfell there upon me.
Then I beheld , and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward,fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber.3
And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the innergate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy .
And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain.5
Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.6
He said furthermore unto me, Son of man,seest thou what they do ? even the greatabominations that the house of Israelcommitteth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt seegreaterabominations.