Ezekiel 16:17; Ezekiel 8:5–16

17 You also took yyour beautiful jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given you, and zmade for yourself images of men, and with them played the whore.


Then he said to me, tSon of man, lift up your eyes now toward the north. So I lifted up my eyes toward the north, and behold, north of uthe altar gate, in the entrance, was this pimage of jealousy. And he said to me, Son of man, vdo you see what they are doing, wthe great abominations that the house of Israel are committing here, xto drive me far from my sanctuary? But you will see still greater abominations.

And he brought me to the entrance of the court, and when I looked, behold, there was a hole in the wall. Then he said to me, Son of man, ydig in the wall. So I dug in the wall, and behold, there was an entrance. And he said to me, Go in, and see zthe vile abominations that they are committing here. 10 So I went in and saw. And there, aengraved on the wall all around, was bevery form of ccreeping things and loathsome beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel. 11 And before them stood dseventy men of ethe elders of the house of Israel, with Jaazaniah the son of fShaphan standing among them. Each had his censer in his hand, and gthe smoke of the cloud of incense went up. 12 Then he said to me, Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel are doing hin the dark, each iin his room of pictures? For they say, jThe Lord does not see us, the Lord has forsaken the land. 13 He said also to me, kYou will see still greater abominations that they commit.

14 Then he brought me to lthe entrance of the north gate of the house of the Lord, and behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. 15 Then he said to me, Have you seen this, O tson of man? kYou will see still greater abominations than these.

16 And he brought me into mthe inner court of the house of the Lord. And behold, at the entrance of the temple of the Lord, nbetween the oporch and pthe altar, were about twenty-five men, qwith their backs to the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east, worshiping rthe sun toward the east.