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Ezekiel 8

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1 And it was in the sixth year, in the sixth [month], on the fifth day of the month, I was sitting in my house, and the elders of the Jews sat before my face, and the hand of the Lord God came upon me there.
2 And I saw: and here is the likeness of [the husband], as if fiery, and from his loins and lower - fire, and from his loins and higher - like radiance, like the light of a flame.
3 And He extended his hand, as it were, and took me by the hair of my head, and lifted me up the spirit between earth and heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem to the entrance of the inner gate facing the north, where the idol of jealousy was set, which provoked jealousy.
4 And so, there was the glory of the God of Israel, like that which I saw on the field.
5 And he said to me: the son of man! raise your eyes to the north. And I lifted my eyes to the north, and behold, from the north side at the gates of the altar - that idol of jealousy at the entrance.
6 And He said to me: Son of man! Do you see what they are doing? the great abominations that the house of Israel does here, that I may depart from my sanctuary? but turn, and you will see even greater abominations.

7 And he led me to the entrance to the courtyard, and I looked, and now there is a well in the wall.
eight And he said to me: the son of man! dig a wall; and I dug a wall, and here is some door.
nine And he said to me: Come in and look at the disgusting abominations that they do here.
ten And I went in, and I saw, and all kinds of images of reptiles and unclean animals and all kinds of idols of the house of Israel, written on the walls all around.
eleven And seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel stand before them, and Ezania, the son of Safans, among them; and each has his own censer in his hand, and a thick cloud of incense rises up.
12 And he said to me: Do you see, son of man, what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, each in his own painted room? for they say: `The Lord does not see us, the Lord left this land. '

13 And he said to me: Turn, and you will see even greater abominations that they do.
fourteen And he brought me to the entrance to the gates of the house of the Lord, which are to the north, and, behold, women are sitting there, weeping at Fammuz,
fifteen and he said to me: Do you see, son of man? turn and you will see great abominations.
16 And he brought me into the courtyard of the house of the Lord, and here at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, about twenty-five men [stand] with their backs to the temple of the Lord, and with their faces to the east, and bowed east to the sun.
17 And he said to me: Do you see, son of man? Is it not enough for the house of Judah to do such abominations as they do here? but they still filled the earth with wickedness, and they purely anger Me; and behold, they bring the branches to their noses.
18 For this I will act with fury; My eye will not spare, and I will not have mercy; and even if they cry out into My ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them.

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