Bible: Eze 8:1-6

A Desecrated Temple

8:1 In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth of the month, 1  as I was sitting in my house with the elders of Judah sitting in front of me, the hand 2  of the sovereign Lord seized me. 3  8:2 As I watched, I noticed 4  a form that appeared to be a man. 5  From his waist downward was something like fire, 6  and from his waist upward something like a brightness, 7  like an amber glow. 8  8:3 He stretched out the form 9  of a hand and grabbed me by a lock of hair on my head. Then a wind 10  lifted me up between the earth and sky and brought me to Jerusalem 11  by means of divine visions, to the door of the inner gate which faces north where the statue 12  which provokes to jealousy was located. 8:4 Then I perceived that the glory of the God of Israel was there, as in the vision I had seen earlier in the valley.

8:5 He said to me, “Son of man, look up toward 13  the north.” So I looked up toward the north, and I noticed to the north of the altar gate was this statue of jealousy at the entrance.

8:6 He said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing – the great abominations that the people 14  of Israel are practicing here, to drive me far from my sanctuary? But you will see greater abominations than these!

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