Ezekiel 8:4

4 And there before me was the glory of the God of Israel, as in the vision I had seen in the plain.

Ezekiel 8:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain.
ESV
4 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, like the vision that I saw in the valley.
NLT
4 Suddenly, the glory of the God of Israel was there, just as I had seen it before in the valley.
MSG
4 Right before me was the Glory of the God of Israel, exactly like the vision I had seen out on the plain.
CSB
4 I saw the glory of the God of Israel there, like the vision I had seen in the plain.

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 I saw a figure like that of a man. From what appeared to be his waist down he was like fire, and from there up his appearance was as bright as glowing metal.
3 He stretched out what looked like a hand and took me by the hair of my head. The Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and in visions of God he took me to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate of the inner court, where the idol that provokes to jealousy stood.
4 And there before me was the glory of the God of Israel, as in the vision I had seen in the plain.
5 Then he said to me, “Son of man, look toward the north.” So I looked, and in the entrance north of the gate of the altar I saw this idol of jealousy.
6 And he said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing—the utterly detestable things the Israelites are doing here, things that will drive me far from my sanctuary? But you will see things that are even more detestable.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Exodus 24:16; Ezekiel 1:28
  • 2. Ezekiel 3:22