Ezekiel 43:1-8 NIV

The Glory Returns to the Temple

1 Then the man brought me to the gate facing east,1

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2 and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice was like the roar of rushing waters,2 and the land was radiant with his glory.3

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3 The vision I saw was like the vision I had seen when hea came to destroy the city and like the visions I had seen by the Kebar River, and I fell facedown.

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    • a 43:3 - Some Hebrew manuscripts and Vulgate; most Hebrew manuscripts "I"
      4 The glory4 of the LORD entered the temple through the gate facing east.5

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      5 Then the Spirit6 lifted me up7 and brought me into the inner court, and the glory8 of the LORD filled the temple.9

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      6 While the man was standing beside me, I heard someone speaking to me from inside the temple.
      7 He said: "Son of man, this is the place of my throne10 and the place for the soles of my feet. This is where I will live among the Israelites forever. The house of Israel will never again defile11 my holy name--neither they nor their kings--by their prostitutionb and the lifeless idolsc of their kings at their high places.12

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        • b 43:7 - Or "their spiritual adultery"; also in verse 9
        • c 43:7 - Or "the corpses"; also in verse 9
          8 When they placed their threshold next to my threshold and their doorposts beside my doorposts, with only a wall between me and them, they defiled my holy name by their detestable practices. So I destroyed them in my anger.