And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was
there, like the appearance which I saw in the plain.
Then He said to me, 'Son of man, raise your eyes now toward the north.' So I raised my eyes toward the north, and behold, to the north of the altar gate was
this idol of jealousy at the entrance.
And He said to me, 'Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations which the house of Israel are committing here, so that I would be far from My sanctuary? But yet you will see still greater abominations!'
Then He brought me to the entrance of the courtyard, and when I looked, behold, a hole in the wall.
And He said to me, 'Son of man, now dig through the wall.' So I dug through the wall, and behold, an entrance.
Then He said to me, 'Go in and see the wicked abominations that they are committing here.'
So I entered and looked, and behold, every form of crawling things and animals and
detestable things, with all the idols of the house of Israel, were carved on the wall all around.
And standing in front of them were seventy elders of the house of Israel, with Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan standing among them, each man with
his censer in his hand; and the fragrance of the cloud of incense was rising.
Then He said to me, 'Do you see, son of man, what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the dark, each man in the rooms of his carved images? For they say, ‘The LORD does not see us; the LORD has abandoned the land.’?'
And He said to me, 'Yet you will see still greater abominations which they are committing!'
Then He brought me to the entrance of the gate of the LORD’S house which was
toward the north; and behold, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz.
And He said to me, 'Do you see this,
son of man? Yet you will see still greater abominations than these!'