"Son of man," He said to me, "do you see what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the darkness, each at the shrine of his own idol? For they are saying, 'The LORD does not see us; the LORD has forsaken the land.'"
Cross ReferencesJob 22:13
Yet you say: 'What does God know? Does He judge through thick darkness?
He says to himself, "God has forgotten; He hides His face and never sees."
The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt; their acts are vile. There is no one who does good.
Woe to those who dig deep to hide their plans from the LORD. In darkness they do their works and say, "Who sees us, and who will know?"
You were secure in your wickedness; you said, 'No one sees me.' Your wisdom and knowledge led you astray; you told yourself, 'I am, and there is none besides me.'
Again, He told me, "You will see them committing even greater abominations."
And He said to me, "The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great. The land is full of bloodshed, and the city full of perversity. For they say, 'The LORD has forsaken the land; the LORD does not see.'
And at that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps and punish the men settled in complacency, who say to themselves, 'The LORD will do nothing, either good or ill.'
Chapter Outline1. Ezekiel, in a vision of God at Jerusalem
5. is shown the image of jealousy
7. the chambers of imagery
13. the mourners for Tammuz
16. the worshippers toward the sun
17. God's wrath for their idolatry
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Ezekiel 8:6, 15, 17
Ezekiel 8:7, 8
John 3:19, 20
The Lord seeth
Job 22:12, 13
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