11Standing in front of them were 1seventy2elders of the house of Israel, with Jaazaniah the son of Shaphanstandingamong them, eachman with his 3censer in his hand and the fragrance of the cloud of incenserising.
Then He said to me, "Son of man, do you seewhat the elders of the house of Israel are committing in the dark, eachman in the room of his carvedimages? For they say, '4The LORD does not see us; the LORD has 5forsaken the land.' "
And He said to me, "Yet you will seestillgreaterabominationswhich they are committing."
Then He brought me to the entrance of the 6gate of the LORD'Shousewhich was toward the north; and behold, women were sittingthereweeping for Tammuz.
He said to me, "Do you see this, son of man? Yet you will seestillgreaterabominationsthanthese."
Then He brought me into the innercourt of the LORD'Shouse. And behold, at the entrance to the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-fivemen with their 7backs to the temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east; and 8they were aprostrating themselves eastward toward the sun.
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 abominationswhich they have committedhere, that they have 9filled the land with violence and 10provoked Me repeatedly? For behold, they are putting the twig to their nose.
"Therefore, I indeed will deal in wrath. My eye will havenopitynor will I spare; and 11though they cry in My ears with a loudvoice, yet I will not listen to them."