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Ezekiel 8 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:1 - And it cometh to pass, in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth of the month, I am sitting in my house, and elders of Judah are sitting before me, and fall on me there doth a hand of the Lord Jehovah,

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:2 - and I look, and lo, a likeness as the appearance of fire, from the appearance of His loins and downward -- fire, and from His loins and upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of copper.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:3 - And He putteth forth a form of a hand, and taketh me by a lock of my head, and lift me up doth a spirit between the earth and the heavens, and it bringeth me in to Jerusalem in visions of God, unto the opening of the inner gate that is facing the north, where is the seat of the figure of jealousy that is making jealous,

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:4 - and lo, there the honour of the God of Israel, as the appearance that I saw in the valley.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:5 - And He saith unto me, 'Son of man, lift up, I pray thee, thine eyes the way of the north.' And I lift up mine eyes the way of the north, and lo, on the north of the gate of the altar this figure of jealousy, at the entrance.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:6 - And He saith unto me, 'Son of man, art thou seeing what they are doing? the great abominations that the house of Israel are doing here, to keep far off from My sanctuary; and again thou dost turn, thou dost see great abominations.'

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:7 - And He bringeth me in unto an opening of the court, and I look, and lo, a hole in the wall;

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:8 - and He saith unto me, 'Son of man, dig, I pray thee, through the wall;' and I dig through the wall, and lo, an opening.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:9 - And He saith to me, 'Go in, and see the evil abominations that they are doing here.'

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:10 - And I go in, and look, and lo, every form of creeping thing, and detestable beast -- and all the Idols of the house of Israel -- graved on the wall, all round about,

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:11 - and seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel -- and Jaazaniah son of Shaphan standing in their midst -- are standing before them, and each his censer in his hand, and the abundance of the cloud of perfume is going up.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:12 - And He saith unto me, 'Hast thou seen, son of man, that which elders of the house of Israel are doing in darkness, each in the inner chambers of his imagery, for they are saying, Jehovah is not seeing us, Jehovah hath forsaken the land?'

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:13 - And He saith unto me, 'Again thou dost turn, thou dost see great abominations that they are doing.'

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:14 - And He bringeth me in unto the opening of the gate of the house of Jehovah that is at the north, and lo, there the women are sitting weeping for Tammuz.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:15 - And He saith unto me, 'Hast thou seen, son of man? again thou dost turn, thou dost see greater abominations than these.'

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:16 - And He bringeth me in unto the inner court of the house of Jehovah, and lo, at the opening of the temple of Jehovah, between the porch and the altar, about twenty-five men, their backs toward the temple of Jehovah, and their faces eastward, and they are bowing themselves eastward to the sun.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:17 - And He saith unto me, 'Hast thou seen, son of man? hath it been a light thing to the house of Judah to do the abomination that they have done here, that they have filled the land with violence, and turn back to provoke Me to anger? and lo, they are putting forth the branch unto their nose!

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:18 - And I also deal in fury, Mine eye doth not pity, nor do I spare, and they have cried in Mine ears -- a loud voice -- and I do not hear them.'
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The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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