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!'
Then He brought me into the inner courtyard of the LORD’S house. And behold, at the entrance to the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were
about twenty-five men with
their backs to the temple of the LORD while their faces were toward the east; and they were prostrating themselves eastward toward the sun.