Matthew Bible

Ezekiel 8

Ezekiel, in a vision of God at Jerusalem,

Ezekiel 8:1 It happened, that in the syxte yeare the fyfth daye of the syxte moneth I sat in my house, & the Lordes of the councell of Iuda with me: and the hande of þe lord God fell euen there vpon me. Ezekiel 8:2 And as I loked vp, I saw, as it were a lykenesse of fyre from hys loynes douneward, and from hys loines vpwarde it shyned maruelous cleare. Ezekiel 8:3 This similytude stretched oute an hande, and toke me by the hearry lockes of my head, and the spryte lyfte me vp betwyxte heauen & earthe: and God brought me in a vision to Ierusalem, into the entrye of the inner porte that lyeth towarde the Northe: there stode an ymage, with whome he that hath all thynges in hys power, was very wroth. Ezekiel 8:4 And beholde, the glorye of the God of Israel was in the same place: euen as I had sene it afore in the felde.

is shewed the image of jealousy,

Ezekiel 8:5 And he sayde vnto me: Thou sonne of man, O lyfte vp thyne eyes, and loke towarde the northe. Then lyfte I vp myne eyes towarde the northe, and beholde: besyde the porte Northwarde, there was an aulter made vnto the ymage of prouocacyon in the verye entrynge in. Ezekiel 8:6 And he sayd further more vnto me: Thou sonne of man, seist thou what these do? Seyst thou the great abhomynacyons that the house of Israel commytte in this place? which oughte not to be done in my sanctuarye? But turne the aboute, and thou shalte se yet greater abhomynacyons.

the chambers of imagery,

Ezekiel 8:7 And with that broughte he me to the courtegate, & when I loked, beholde, there was an hole in the wal. Ezekiel 8:8 Then sayd he vnto me: Thou sonne of man, dygge thorowe the wall. And when I dygged thorow the wal, behold, ther was a dore. Ezekiel 8:9 And he sayde vnto me: Go thy waye in, & loke what wycked abhomynacions they do there. Ezekiel 8:10 So I wente in, & sawe: and beholde, there were all maner ymages of wormes & beastes, all Idoles and abhominacions of the house of Israel paynted euery one round aboute the wall. Ezekiel 8:11 There stode also before the ymages .lxx. lordes of the councell of the house of Israel, and in the myddeste of them stode Iaazamah the sonne of Saphan: and euerye one of them had a censoure in hys hande, and out of the incense, there wente a smoke, as it had bene a cloude. Ezekiel 8:12 Then sayde he vnto me: Thou sonne of man, haste thou sene what the Senatoures of the house of Israel do secretly euerye one in hys chambre: For they saye: Tush, the Lorde seyth vs not, the Lord regardeth not the worlde.

the mourners for Tammuz,

Ezekiel 8:13 And he sayde vnto me: Turne the yet agayne, and thou shalte se the greate abhomynacyons that they do. Ezekiel 8:14 And with that he broughte me to the dore of þe port of the Lordes house, towarde the north. And beholde there sate women mournynge for Thamus.

the worshippers toward the sun.

Ezekiel 8:15 Then sayde he vnto me: haste thou sene this thou sonne of man. Turne the about & thou shalte se yet greater abhomynacyons. Ezekiel 8:16 And so he broughte me into the inward court of the Lordes house: and beholde at the porte of the Lordes house, betwyxte the fore entrye and the aulter, there were fyue and twentye men, that turned theyr backes vpon the temple of the Lorde, and theyr faces towarde the east & these worshipped the sonne.

Ezekiel 8:17 And he sayde vnto me: hast thou sene this, thou sonne of man? Thyncketh the house of Israel, that it is but a tryflle, to do these abhomynacyons here? Shulde they fyll the lande full of wyckednesse, & vndertake to prouoke me vnto anger? Yea and purposelye to caste vp their noses vpon me:

God's wrath for their idolatry.

Ezekiel 8:18 Therfore wyll I also do some thynge in my wrothfull displeasure, so that myne eye shall not ouerse them, nether wyll I spare them. Yea and though they crye in myne eares with loude voyce, yet wyll I not heare them.

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