Ezekiel 8:4

4 And behold, 1the glory of the God of Israel was there, like the vision that I saw 2in the valley.

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 Then I looked, and behold, a form that had the appearance of a man.Below what appeared to be his waist was fire, and above his waist was something like the appearance of brightness, like gleaming metal.
3 He put out the form of a hand and took me by a lock of my head, and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the gateway of the inner court that faces north, where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provokes to jealousy.
4 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, like the vision that I saw in the valley.
5 Then he said to me, "Son of man, lift up your eyes now toward the north." So I lifted up my eyes toward the north, and behold, north of the altar gate, in the entrance, was this image of jealousy.
6 And he said to me, "Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel are committing here, to drive me far from my sanctuary? But you will see still greater abominations."

Cross References 2

  • 1. See Ezekiel 1:28
  • 2. See Ezekiel 3:22