Ezekiel 8:6

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.”

Read Ezekiel 8:6 Using Other Translations

He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.
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."
“Son of man,” he said, “do you see what they are doing? Do you see the detestable sins the people of Israel are committing to drive me from my Temple? But come, and you will see even more detestable sins than these!”

What does Ezekiel 8:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 8:6

He said furthermore unto me, son of man
He continued his speech to the prophet, saying seest thou what they do?
the idolatrous Jews, who had set up a graven image at the northern gate of the court, where the altar was, and were sacrificing to it: [even] the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here;
for to set up an idol where he was, and an altar by his altar, and to sacrifice to Baal, and not to him, or to Baal along with him, or besides him, or to any other idol, were very abominable to the Lord: even to such a degree, that I should go far from my sanctuary?
be obliged to leave it, not being able to bear such abominable idolatries: or, "that they should go far from my sanctuary" F21; depart from the true worship and service of it, and fall into idolatry: but turn thee yet again;
from the north to the south it may be; however, to some other part of the temple: [and] thou shalt see greater abominations;
or, "great abominations" {w}; for there is no necessity of rendering it "greater": but the meaning is, that he should see other great abominations besides what he had seen, than which there could not be anything well greater.


FOOTNOTES:

F21 (yvdqm lem hqxrl) "ut longius recedant, [vel] abeant, [sub.] Israelitae a sauctuario meo", Vatablus; and to this sense are the Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic versions; "ad longe recedendum", Cocceius.
F23 (twldg twbewt) "abominationes magnas", Pagninus, Montanus, Calvin, Piscator, Cocceius. Starckius.
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