Ezekiel 8:10

10 So I went in and saw. And there, 1engraved on the wall all around, was 2every form of 3creeping things and loathsome beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel.

Ezekiel 8:10 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 8:10

So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping
things
As beetles and others, worshipped for gods: and abominable beasts;
unclean ones; not only oxen, but dogs and cats, and other impure creatures; for such were the gods of the Egyptians, from whom the Jews took their deities: and all the idols of the house of Israel;
which were many, even as numerous as their cities: portrayed upon the wall round about;
the pictures of them were drawn and placed around the wall of the room or chamber; and where they were worshipped by the priests and Levites, and members of the sanhedrim; and this was not in one chamber only, but in many, as appears from ( Ezekiel 8:12 ) .

Ezekiel 8:10 In-Context

8 Then he said to me, "Son of man, dig in the wall." So I dug in the wall, and behold, there was an entrance.
9 And he said to me, "Go in, and see the vile abominations that they are committing here."
10 So I went in and saw. And there, engraved on the wall all around, was every form of creeping things and loathsome beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel.
11 And before them stood seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel, with Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan standing among them. Each had his censer in his hand, and the smoke of the cloud of incense went up.
12 Then he said to me, "Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the dark, each in his room of pictures? For they say, 'The LORD does not see us, the LORD has forsaken the land.'"

Cross References 3

  • 1. Ezekiel 23:14
  • 2. See Exodus 20:4
  • 3. Leviticus 11:20; Romans 1:23