Ezekiel 8:4

4 I saw the glory of the God of Israel[a] there, like the vision[b] I had seen in the plain.[c]

Ezekiel 8:4 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 8:4

And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel [was] there
In the temple, between the cherubim, where the Shechinah or the glory of the divine Majesty dwelt; for as yet he had not removed, though provoked to it, and as he afterwards did; or he was here to destroy the idols, and both city and temple, for the idolatry of the people; or this is here mentioned, to show the baseness and wickedness of the people, that they should place an idol where the Lord himself was: according to the vision that I saw in the plain;
it was the same glorious Person he saw in the temple whom he had before seen in the plain, ( Ezekiel 3:22 Ezekiel 3:23 ) ; and that was the same he had seen in the vision by the river Chebar, ( Ezekiel 1:3 Ezekiel 1:28 ) .

Ezekiel 8:4 In-Context

2 I looked, and there was a form that had the appearance of a man. From what seemed to be His waist down was fire, and from His waist up was something that looked bright, like the gleam of amber.
3 He stretched out what appeared to be a hand and took me by the hair of my head. Then the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and carried me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the inner gate that faces north, where the offensive statue that provokes jealousy was located.
4 I saw the glory of the God of Israel there, like the vision I had seen in the plain.
5 The Lord said to me, "Son of man, look toward the north." I looked to the north, and there was this offensive statue north of the altar gate, at the entrance.
6 He said to me, "Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel is committing here, so that I must depart from My sanctuary? You will see even greater abominations."

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