Abominations in the Temple and in Jerusalem

1 {And then} in the sixth year, in the sixth [month], on the fifth [day] of the month, I [was] sitting in my house, and the elders of Judah [were] sitting {before me}. And the hand of the Lord Yahweh fell on me there,

References for Ezekiel 8:1

    • a 8:1 - Literally "and it happened"
    • b 8:1 - Literally "to the face of me"
      2 and I saw, and look! A figure like [the] appearance of a man; from the appearance of his waist and below [was] fire, and from his waist and {upward} [was] like [the] appearance of brightness, like the {outward appearance of} amber.

      References for Ezekiel 8:2

        • c 8:2 - Or "looked"
        • d 8:2 - Hebrew "fire"; but reading the BHS note 2b, "a man."
        • e 8:2 - Literally "to above"
        • f 8:2 - Or "shining metal"
        • g 8:2 - Literally "eye"
          3 And he sent out [the] form of a hand, and he took me by a lock of hair of my head, and [the] Spirit lifted me between earth and heaven, and it brought me to Jerusalem in visions of God to the doorway of [the] inner gate {that faced north}, [at] which there [was] the seat of the image of jealousy, which was making jealous.

          References for Ezekiel 8:3

            • h 8:3 - Literally "the [one] facing north"
              4 And look! There [was] the glory of the God of Israel like the vision that I saw in the valley.
              5 And he said to me, "Son of man, lift up now your eyes {toward the north}." And I lifted up my eyes {toward the north}, and, look, [there was] to the north of the gate of the altar this image of jealousy at the entrance.

              References for Ezekiel 8:5

                • i 8:5 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
                • j 8:5 - Particle of entreaty, "please/ please now"
                • k 8:5 - Literally "[to] the way of the north"
                • l 8:5 - Literally "[to] the way of the north"
                  6 And he said to me, "Son of man, "{Do you see} what they [are] doing--great detestable things that the house of Israel [is] committing here [so as] to drive [me] from my sanctuary, and yet {you will see again} greater detestable things."

                  References for Ezekiel 8:6

                    • m 8:6 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
                    • n 8:6 - Literally "[Are] you seeing?"
                    • o 8:6 - Or "doing"
                    • p 8:6 - Hebrew "from upon"
                    • q 8:6 - Literally "you will return you will see"
                    • r 8:6 - Or "worse"
                      7 And he brought me to the doorway of the courtyard, and I saw, and look! A hole in the wall.
                      8 And he said to me, "Son of man, dig now through the wall." And I dug through the wall, and look! There was a doorway.

                      References for Ezekiel 8:8

                        • s 8:8 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
                        • t 8:8 - Or "please"
                          9 And he said to me, "Come and see the detestable things, the evil that they are doing here.

                          References for Ezekiel 8:9

                            • u 8:9 - Or "making"
                              10 And I came, and I saw, and look, all kinds of creatures and detestable beasts; [and] all of the idols of the house of Israel [were] carved on the wall {all around}.

                              References for Ezekiel 8:10

                                • v 8:10 - Hebrew "creature"
                                • w 8:10 - Hebrew "beast"
                                • x 8:10 - Literally "around around"
                                  11 And seventy men from the elders of the house of Israel, and Jaazaniah, the son of Shaphan, [was] standing in the midst of them, [and] [they were] standing {before them}. Each [one] [had] his censer in his hand, and the fragrance of the cloud of the incense [was] going up.

                                  References for Ezekiel 8:11

                                    • y 8:11 - Literally "to the face of them"
                                      12 And he said to me, "Have you seen, son of man, what the elders of the house of Israel [are] doing in the dark, each in the inner rooms of his idol, for [they are] saying, 'Yahweh [is] not seeing us; Yahweh has abandoned the land.'"

                                      References for Ezekiel 8:12

                                        • z 8:12 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
                                          13 And he said to me, "Still {you will see again} greater detestable things that they [are] doing."

                                          References for Ezekiel 8:13

                                            • { 8:13 - Literally "you will return, you will see"
                                              14 And he brought me to the doorway of the gate of the house of Yahweh that [is] toward the north, and look! There [were] the women sitting weeping for Tammuz.
                                              15 And he said to me, "Have you seen, son of man? Still {you will see again} greater detestable things than these."

                                              References for Ezekiel 8:15

                                                • | 8:15 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
                                                • } 8:15 - Literally "you will return, you will see"
                                                  16 And he brought me to the inner courtyard of the house of Yahweh, and look, [at] the doorway of the temple of Yahweh, between the portico and the altar, [there were] about twenty-five men [with] their backs to the temple of Yahweh and their faces toward the east, and they [were] bowing down toward the east before the sun.
                                                  17 And he said to me, "Have you seen, son of man? {Was it too small a thing} for the house of Judah {to do} the detestable things that they did here? For they filled up the land [with] violence, and {they provoked me to anger again}, and look! They [are] putting the branch to their nose.

                                                  References for Ezekiel 8:17

                                                    • ~ 8:17 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
                                                    •  8:17 - Literally "was it [too] little"
                                                    • € 8:17 - Literally "from doing"
                                                    •  8:17 - Literally "they returned to provoke me to anger"
                                                      18 And so I will act in rage, and my eye will not take pity, and I will not have compassion, and they will cry in my ear [with] a loud voice, and I will not hear them."