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Ezekiel 8 (New American Standard)

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Vision of Abominations in Jerusalem

1 It came about in the sixth year, on the fifth day of the sixth month, as I was sitting in my house with the elders of Judah sitting before me, that the hand of the Lord aGOD fell on me there. 2 Then I looked, and behold, a likeness as the appearance of ba man; from His loins and downward there was the 1appearance of fire, and from His loins and upward the appearance of brightness, like the appearance 2of cglowing metal. 3 He stretched out the form of a hand and caught me by a lock of my head; and the 3Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the dnorth gate of the inner court, where the seat of the idol of jealousy, which 4provokes to jealousy, was located. 4 And behold, the 5glory of the God of Israel was there, like the appearance which I saw in the plain. 5 Then He said to me, "Son of man, 6raise your eyes now toward the north." So I raised my eyes toward the north, and behold, to the north of the altar gate was this 7idol of jealousy at the entrance. 6 And He said to me, "Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great 8abominations which the house of Israel are committing here, so that I would be far from My sanctuary? But yet you will see still greater abominations." 7 Then He brought me to the entrance of the court, and when I looked, behold, a hole in the wall. 8 He said to me, "Son of man, now 9dig through the wall." So I dug through the wall, and behold, an entrance. 9 And He said to me, "Go in and see the wicked abominations that they are committing here." 10 So I entered and looked, and behold, every form of creeping things and beasts and detestable things, with all the idols of the house of Israel, were carved on the wall all around. 11 Standing in front of them were 10seventy 11elders of the house of Israel, with Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan standing among them, each man with his 12censer in his hand and the fragrance of the cloud of incense rising. 12 Then He said to me, "Son of man, do you see what the elders of the house of Israel are committing in the dark, each man in the room of his carved images? For they say, '13The LORD does not see us; the LORD has 14forsaken the land.' " 13 And He said to me, "Yet you will see still greater abominations which they are committing." 14 Then He brought me to the entrance of the 15gate of the LORD'S house which was toward the north; and behold, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz. 15 He said to me, "Do you see this, son of man? Yet you will see still greater abominations than these." 16 Then He brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house. And behold, at the entrance to the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their 16backs to the temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east; and 17they were eprostrating themselves eastward toward the sun. 17 He said to me, "Do you see this, son of man? Is it too light a thing for the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they have committed here, that they have 18filled the land with violence and 19provoked Me repeatedly? For behold, they are putting the twig to their nose. 18 "Therefore, I indeed will deal in wrath. My eye will have no pity nor will I spare; and 20though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, yet I will not listen to them."
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