It came about in the sixthyear, on the fifth day of the sixthmonth, as I was sitting in my house with the elders of Judahsittingbefore me, that the hand of the LordaGODfell on me there.
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 appearance2of cglowingmetal.
He stretched out the form of a hand and caught me by a lock of my head; and the 3Spiritlifted me up betweenearth and heaven and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the dnorthgate of the inner court, where the seat of the idol of jealousy, which4provokes to jealousy, was located.
And behold, the 5glory of the God of Israel was there, like the appearancewhich I saw in the plain.
Then He said to me, "Son of man, 6raise your eyesnowtoward the north." So I raised my eyestoward the north, and behold, to the north of the altargate was this7idol of jealousy at the entrance.
And He said to me, "Son of man, do you seewhat they are doing, the great8abominationswhich the house of Israel are committinghere, so that I would be far from My sanctuary? But yet you will seestillgreaterabominations."
Then He brought me to the entrance of the court, and when I looked, behold, a hole in the wall.
He said to me, "Son of man, now9dig through the wall." So I dug through the wall, and behold, an entrance.
And He said to me, "Go in and see the wickedabominations that they are committinghere."
So I entered and looked, and behold, everyform of creepingthings and beasts and detestablethings, with all the idols of the house of Israel, were carved on the wallallaround.